Grew up in a family where I develop my dancing skill from family gathering, mum, aunty, once, cousin, sisters, brother, etc.. Born in France originally from Cape Verde Dancing has always been a natural things in the household, because playing music and dancing in our family was fun and cultural. I have never thought about seeing myself where I am today, especially been trained as caterer to the extent of having qualification in catering as well as an accountant, hahaha and I was restaurant manager. Yes, you heard it right I use to be a restaurant manager! Managing group staff and running the business for others…
Arrived in year 2000 in UK like many have done for years just for traveling (still here after 18 years later ) with little English speaking (up to today ) and started searching for a job of catering in restaurants, lucky I was able to found one that prone me to work in crazy hours and like always, strive to do my best. Thus, I’m making progress gradually, and every time there is an opportunity where I can get promoted. I hastily grabbed the opportunity and pushed for better. However, I’m so busy with my job during all those time, and never heard about any palops parties around me or meet a palops person most of my friends were white
It always makes me feels good inside
When I did OMG!, I was so happy to hear songs that talk to my heart, my soul, and my being, and to dance with a lead that could make me float it was like having an orgasm on the dance floor lol “ Kizombasm.”
From that moment onward my life change, and I was able to find my source and enjoy the dancing which has helped me meet great people. Do not forget that dancing is a beautiful world where you can meet lovely people and make friends.
For a long time I was merely minding my own business on the Kizomba dancing scene with friends, until one day when a friend asks me to help him teach beginners, which I hesitated at first cause I never thought teaching at that point and only dance naturally and then went onto accept the offer and that was the beginning of my Kizomba (professional) journey. From that point onward I had never looked back. My journey into Kizomba kept going on and on progressively. Then started teaching on a weekly basis for over two years, before I had my first ever AfricAdancar 2011 dancing competition