Carlos & Fernanda
Carlos & Fernanda
CARLOS DA SILVA
Carlos started dancing 20 years ago the following dance styles: Brazilian Funk, Samba de Gafiera, Bolero and the swinging Foxtrot. After many dance performances and experiences, he decided to expand his repertoire to include salsa and bachata.
He had an opportunity to move to the Czech Republic and introduce Brazilian culture in Prague in 2006. Together with Sofie Toris, they opened the first ever Brazilian dance studio and began teaching Zouk, Samba de Gafiera, Carnival Samba, Salsa, Bolero, Tango, and many other dynamic and passionate Brazilian dances.
Ever since 2010, he organizes the annual Prague Zouk Congress that is attended by more and more fans of Brazilian culture from around the world. Each year, more than 600 dance enthusiasts dedicate the whole week to zouk and samba.
Carlos opened a new dance studio, which was attended by more than 150 returning students in 2012. To maintain the highest quality, he employed three dance assistants.
In addition to teaching in his own studio, he travels to affiliated dance congresses around the world as a lecturer and performer. He visits approximately 14 world dance congresses each year. He was given an opportunity to participate in a worldwide tour, Brazouka, at the beginning of 2014, and he finished the tour in December 2014.
FERNANDA DA SILVA
Fernanda was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she started to learn Brazilian Samba and Forró. Passionate about dance, Fernanda went into a dance academy to learn other styles such as Zouk, Samba de Gafieira, Bolero, Salsa and Swinging Foxtrot.
Later, she received an offer to work in the Czech Republic in a Brazilian dance group (Brasil Show), which performed and participated in the television contest “Česko Slovensko má Talent.”
Fernanda is in demand as an accomplished and renowned dance teacher, performer and choreographer. With her dance partner Carlos da Silva, she has performed at over 40 international dance events and congresses and performs and teaches each year in countries such as France, Spain, Russia, Egypt, Norway, Monaco, Germany, Brazil.
In 2011, Fernanda began to lecture at the academy Rio dance studio in Prague (Czech Republic), where she and her partner teach Brazilian dances.
In 2013, she started to help organize one of biggest congress in Europe, “Prague Zouk Congress,” with her dance partner. Now, this Congress is a tradition for all people from around the world, where people from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Russia, Germany, Spain, and more come to the center of Prague to be part of this mega event.