WILLIAM TEIXEIRA, Rio de Janeiro
William started dancing at the Centro de Dança Alex de Carvalho in 2006, learning Samba de Gafieira, Brazilian Zouk, Bolero, Forro and other brazilian social dances. For many years he was making part of Alex de Carvalho’s company, Rafael Oliveira’s company and also “Mambo Rio” salsa company. Twice he has participated in Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro for the school “Inocentes Belford Roxo”. In 2012 together with his partner Paloma Alves William has won the II Zouk Lambada Championship in Rio de Janeiro, organized by Renata Peçanha. Since that time William & Paloma began travelling with workshops around Brazil and very soon they were invited to Australia and then to Russia.
Now William and Paloma are one of the most required zouk couples. They are passionate about music and both work as DJs while giving workshops and performing at the biggest Zouk Congresses around the World.
PALOMA ALVES, Rio de Janeiro
Paloma is well known for being a dance partner of William Teixeira, one of the best female Zouk dancers and teachers. She began dancing Zouk in 2008 at Academia de Dança Renata Pecanha. In 2011 she started partnership with William Teixeira and since that time they travel together teaching Brazilian Zouk around the World. Paloma also owns “Entre Passos Dance Studio” in Rio de Janeiro. Currently Paloma is moving to Spain to live together with her partner in Europe.