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Ruanita - Vibe Latina

Brazilian, began her career in 1996, in Brasilia the capital of Brazil, at the dance company Suor Brasileiro, by Chiquinho Alves, the current Lambada Brasilian champion; there she worked with many couple dances such as; Bolero, Tango, Samba de Gafieira, Lambada/zouk, Forro, Soltinho and others, participating in big festivals, conferences, government and embassies events, having her face plastered on city magazines and newspapers. Yet in Brasilia, Ruanita has coordinated her own dance Co. Ellegance, also receiving a first and third place at one of the most prestigious dance festivals, Taguatinga Dança, and has experienced ballet and jazz with Rodrigo Menna Barreto at Duo dance co.

Ruanita built her dance career with some of the best educational orientation, beyond her mentors Chiquinho and Israel her formation was influenced by Renata Peçanha, Carlinhos de Jesus, Jayme Aroxa…; traveling up and down between, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, and Sāo Paulo, always seeking for what was best to add into her studies.

In 2005, Ruanita started her journey with the Israel Szerman’s Brazilian Zouk Group at the Marcelo Amorin’s dance co. there her interest for Brazilian Zouk grown and her dedication in learn more about it too. So then, she started to spend more time in studying the rhythm. During the years of 2005 and 2006 Ruanita met the DJ and teacher Mafie Zouker and in 2007 they had initiated a great dance partnership, taking an important role in the innovation of the Brazilian Zouk language, with the creation of a new concept, Neozouk; back there was a new phase had for them started, thus, gaining worldwide recognition, a new phase also for the Brazilian Zouk scene. Participating in several important conferences in Brasil, Europe, and Oceania…During the studies for the creation of Neozouk Ruanita had met the languages of Hip Hop, Stiletto Dance with the Urban Dance co. and Contemporary with the Camarim Dance Academy, both in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro.

Living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ruanita is now busy working with her new Brand, Vibe latina by Ruanita Santos, a new concept of the Latin dance school and The Low Lands Zouk Events and Productions.

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