Rafael Latiff & Sepideh Latiff are professional dance instructors in Brazilian Zouk.
Rafael Latiff was born in Rio de Janeiro and has been dancing since he was 12 years old and started with Brazilian Zouk already with 14 years old. He has studied contemporary, salsa, hip hop, bolero and forro to complete his dancing. To focuse on Brazilian Zouk Rafael started his career as a dance teacher at the most famous Zouk school in Rio “Núcleo de Danca Renata Pecanha”.
Afterwards he was a teacher at Jimmy de Oliveira´s school and part of his dance company. From this time on he has been giving traditional Samba de Gafieira as well as Samba Funkeado classes. He won the 1st place at the Championship in Brasilia at the “Capital Zouk Congress” as well as at the “Festival de Dancas Liceu” and the “Festival de Dancas Cabo Frio”. In 2012 he scored the 4th place at the Zouk Lambada Championship in Rio de Janeiro, organised by Renata Pecanha.
Sepideh has been dancing Zouk since 2012 and started her dance career in 2015 as an international teacher after being trained by Rafael Latiff in Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira and Samba Funkeado. She also has dance experience in Forro, Salsa LA and other Latin dances and completed her knowledge with classes in ballet, contemporary and jazz dance.
Rafael & Sepideh started their partnership in February 2015. Together they teach at numerous Congresses and give workshops all over Europe and Russia.