Get to know more about our teachers and their backgrounds.
COMING from Paris. He started to dance hip hop in 2003 trained by Y.U.D.A.T, mainly practicing the hip hop NEW STYLE with some inspiration coming from (house dance, dancehall, kuduro, afro).
his talent and passion brought him into a hip-hop crew “C-PEF KREW”, Where he had the chance to dance for french artists, being in the underground scene he won some hip-hop dance battles and taught hip-hop, dance classes.
Even though he grew up with the Zouk culture around him and was already dancing passada, in 2013 he took his first official Kizomba lesson that led him into the Kizomba scene.
After being recruited in 2014 as a taxi dancer for the MOOV’CONNEXION in Paris, he took the decision with some friends to create an independent of taxi dancer team “DREAM KIZ“. This will give him the opportunity to dance more Kizomba and to develop his moves around the world.
In 2016 Chamalo and Lydia won the africa dancar Paris, France and became Kizomba World Champion in 2016.
Now Chamalo has his own dance school “CASTLE OF DANCE” in Amsterdam where he teach with his fantastic team every dance style from the kizomba scene.
Mirty started with dancing Jazzballet at age 5. At the age of 9, her mother started her own dance school of Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Merengue, and Chachacha. From the start, she joined her mother at the dance school and learned it from an early age. She started assisting the lessons at the age of 11.
At home, Mirty’s mother played Salsa, Mambo, and Jazz music all the time. This influenced Mirty to grow up with a lot of musical understanding and feeling. At the age of 15, she also added Hip-Hop to her repertoire.
In 2015 she started to teach Salsa at a dance school and that is where she discovered Kizomba. She fell in love with it immediately. She is now the partner of Chamalo and is teaching with him at his dance school Castle Of Dance based in Amsterdam. They travel the world together to teach and share their passion for dance.
A Tanzanian boy that grew up partially in Dar, USA & Sweden. He has always been close to music and found himself in the Hip-Hop culture. His dance background started with Hip Hop & House where he trained with mentors at Twisted Feet Dance Academy in Gothenburg Sweden. He has also trained in styles such as Popping, Afro, Dancehall, and Floorwork (Experimental).
Over the years, he’s taught Hip-Hop classes that focus on the foundation and history of the culture. He has also been very active in the dance battle scene in Sweden.
In 2014, GhettoZouk music introduced Mally to the emerging Kizomba scene in Sweden. Upon discovering this, he started dancing and training Kizomba. Influenced by teachings from Greg Martin & AfroLatin Connection, he also applied his Hip-Hop knowledge to his couple dancing. Over time this helped him progress and grow within Kizomba / Urban Kiz.
Mally is one of the founders of Fuse Fam, the only Swedish performance team that mixes urban street styles with Urban Kiz / Kizomba. Together they’ve performed and taught in various countries around the world.
In 2019, together with T-zer, Mally won the Sensual category and placed second in Urban Kiz at the Olympiads of Kizomba Dutch qualifier. During the same year, they also got 2nd place at the International Battle Kizz competition in the Netherlands.
Today, Mally trains and teaches Urban Kiz & Hip-Hop. He applies the knowledge from lessons learned in his own dance journey to his teachings.
T-zer is an explosive multi-style dancer from Sweden who has been performing and teaching for more than 10 years. After years of performing and competing with the leading Hip-Hop dance crew of her home town, she educated herself at Flow Dance Academy in Denmark where she also found Waacking and Vogue. After moving back to Sweden, she started to teach Waacking, Dancehall, Hip hop, and High Heels at the same time as she found with couple dancing.
T-zer became one of the founders of Fuse Fam, the only Swedish performance team with one foot in the Hip-Hop scene and the other in Kizomba world. Her many styles have given her a lot of flavors both in Urban Kiz and as an all-around performer.
T-zer is active in the battle scene both as a dancer and host/MC. During 2019, together with Mally, she won the Dutch qualification of Olympiads of Kizomba and came 2nd place of the international Battle Kizz in the Netherlands.
Today, T-zer trains and teaches Dancehall & Urban Kiz. Using her experience and knowledge to help other dancers grow and progress on their journeys.
Born in Paris from Tunisian and Egyptian parents, Sabrine has grown dancing. Starting at the age of 12, she picked up on Hip-Hop and Jazz Funk under the tutelage of Mia Frye and continued growing together with the Serial Stepperz in Paris. She danced in the streets, participated in many Parisian events (flashmob, commercials, private shows, and celebrations, etc.) and soon started her own crew: KotaCrew. Together they spent 2 years practicing and performing mostly Hip-Hop in the west of France area.
She soon finds herself enjoying the rhythms of House dance and Dancehall where she gets an even deeper connection to herself as a person but also as a dancer. She takes many classes and workshops in Paris and overseas to know more about the cultures and improve her skills. She then gets the opportunity to start teaching Dancehall in Paris and falls even more in love with the dance and the prospect of being a full-time dance teacher. Her love for international experiences brought her to Amsterdam in 2015 for work (Digital Marketer at Nike), where she discovers the Afro culture.
She immediately fell in love with Suela Wilsterman’s classes and dedicates almost all of her time to training, exploring, sharing and exchanging with fellow dancers in Amsterdam and overseas.
Her experiences as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and performer (Jonna Fraser concert, showcases, etc.) gets her the opportunity to teach at the Amsterdam Dance Centre and various other schools in Amsterdam. She soon joins the WOA crew (World of Afro) led by Precious Alvares (September 2019), where she gets even more knowledge in various African dances (from N’Dombolo to Coupé Décalé, Afrobeats, Afrohouse, etc.).
Today she's decided to gather her knowledge and experiences to help students feel empowered, increase self-esteem and raise self-awareness through dance, to help them become better human beings and movement artists.
Her motto? "Go big or go big, do you, and have fun, no matter what!"