Meet The Directors
Growing up in Brazil, Allan was exposed to latin music and dancing at a very young age. Allan only started taking dance classes in 1999 and hasn't left latin dancing since then. Before moving to Australia in 2007, Allan promoted latin dance events and was a key contributor in bringing together the latin dance professionals and students in the northeastern region of Brazil.
Upon his arrival in Sydney he joined Latin Dance Australia, where his dancing career took a major leap. In just over a year, he was already performing and teaching internationally and also representing Australia in what is now the World Latin Dance Championships in the USA, making it to the finals both times. Years and years of training with world renowned Jaime Jesus and Nestor Manuelian and partnering with Katrina Quintal and Amy Mills have taken his dance skills to where it is today and since moving to Canberra in 2016, he can't wait to share his knowlege with the Canberra dance scene. His passion for entertaining people around him have also led his career to great heights in the audiovisual industry. Having worked at major concerts and festivals such as Soundwave, Big Day Out, Stereosonic, Spilt Milk, Coldplay, Radiohead, Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Beach Boys, among many others, gave him the knowlege to run look after the whole equipment production for the biggest dance events in Australia such as Canberra Latin Dance Festival, Sydney Latin Festival, Sydney International Bachata Festival, Australian Latin Dance Cup and Inner West Fiesta, to name a few.
Hamed is one of the most dedicated and in demand instructors in Canberra. He became involved with Latin Dance scene to meet new people, gain new skills and challenge himself. Hamed is one of the passionate Bachata and Salsa instructors. He loves performing and competing in his loved styles. In the last few years, he was involved with multiple competitions and performances in Salsa and Bachata.
Hamed enjoys the diverse and friendly group of people he has met during his dance journey. He believes that dance can bring people from all different cultures and backgrounds together for one common purpose, which is to have fun, express themselves through body movement and smile