Starting in Rio de Janeiro 16 years ago, Carlos da Silva’s first experience was in Brazilian Funk, Samba de Gafiera, Bolero and the swinging Foxtrot. After making a decision to move to Europe, Carlos was one of the 1st to introduce Czech students to the Brazilian culture and dance styles. Together with Sofie Toris, they opened the first Brazilian dance school in Prague. In 2010 they organized the first International Zouk Congress in Prague.
In January 2012 Carlos opened his own dance studio in Prague. “Rio Dance Studio” is where Carlos teaches, trains and organize dance parties. He also works with a promotional team of 18 dancers under the name “Brasil Show”, performing shows in the Czech Republic and surrounding countries. Carlos da Silva is a renowned dance teacher, performer and choreographer. With his dance partner Fernanda da Silva, he performs at the biggest Zouk congresses and events all over the world.
Fernanda da Silva was born in Rio de Janeiro 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” and very soon she moved to Prague where she lives now.
At the moment Fernanda is a renowned dance teacher and performer. With her dance partner Carlos da Silva, she has performed at over 40 international dance events and congresses all over the world. In 2014 She had a opportunity to be participate in a worldwide tour with BRAZOUKA dance company.