Samba! The national dance of Brazil! Anna Alvarez will teach you the steps to this lively carnival dance.
Anna has been dancing since she was three years old studying The Royal Ballet method and continued her education in the performing arts through youth theatre groups and simultaneously training atheletics. Anna continued her dance education with D.N.I Tango in Buenos Aires and later went onto study contemporary dance at The Faculatade de Dança Angel Vianna in Rio de Janeiro. She went onto study as an apprentice with Cia de Dança Deborah Colker and to work in Brazil with the choreographers Gustavo Cirico, Frederico Paredes and Maira Maneschy. Anna performed with Vertigo Dance Company in Israel the pieces Vertigo 20 and Mana. Since returning to the UK, she has worked with the choreographer Ella Mesma on the piece Ladylike, Ajé and joined the Lion King cast for a tour of France. Anna also specializes in Latin Dance, she is a Tango dancer currently performing with the Leandro Palou Tango Academy and the dancer Gonzalo Ferro. She accredits all she loves about dance to Samba, her “first love” and has danced with the Samba Schools; Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, Salgueiro and Estácio de Sá. In the UK she teaches and dances with The London School of Samba and collaborates and teaches with Norwich Samba.