Flouer Evelyn is a dance instructor & Embodiment Coach from New York City, currently based in Turin, Italy. She has been teaching Fusion since 2011, has MFA in dance and a background teaching and performing Blues, Contemporary, Latin Ballroom, ballet, and ice skating. She has won plenty of partner dance competitions in various styles, and has performed & taught all over the globe. But what is important is that Flouer has a warm, encouraging personality in class. She is known for her values of artistry and personal expression, complimented by her ability to break down any movement into incredibly specific detail. In Fusion, Flouer brings her fascination of the movement and history of social dances to offer a variety of approaches. She is especially known for offering simple ways to give structure and easy access to all these free dance(s). Using imagery, anatomy, rhythm, embodiment, and concepts, Flouer will build your dance from the ground up; all the while teaching you about the music you are listening to, the related dance cultures, and why a movement became what it is today. https://flouerdances.com
Alain has always felt a visceral need to move to music. He has studied quite a few partnered styles and fell in love with Blues many years ago. He travels regularly for dance, DJing and performing as part of the Down & Out performance troupe. He has taught in Belgium, Germany and the USA and does so regularly at Stompin’ The Blues in London. As a teacher, Alain has a reputation for technical precision. His current interests include dance history, rhythms and music theory, as well as postural improvement for all. And cheese!
Xandy Liberato was born in Brazil and he came into contact with dance for the first time at the age of 16, when he started his training in Brazilian partner dance, jazz, ballet, hip hop and dance interpretation through creativity, connectivity and generosity. Later on, already in Spain, he studied contemporary dance at Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Valencia (Spain). Regarding his professional career, he started working as a professional dancer at the age of 18 for the singer Harmonia do Samba and Gian e Giovani, with whom he worked in their Brazilian and Latin American tours for 3 years. Between 2008 and 2012, he worked as a creator, interpreter and codirector of the contemporary dance company Mou Dansa, winning the prize for the best choreography in the Choreography Contest of Sevilla and the prize for the best interpreters in the International Contest of Burgos – New York (2009). During the 2008-2009 season, he shared the stage as an interpreter and dancer with the Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo in the opera Iphigénie en Tauride the at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia (Spain). Since the beginning of his career, he has always balanced his artistic career with teaching by sharing his knowledge on Brazilian traditional dances, contemporary dance and partner dance. Between 2012 and 2016 he started a dance partnership with Evelyn Magyari. Together, they spread Brazilian Zouk around the world and became worldwide references due to their connection and creativity. From 2009 to 2022, together with his team, Xandy has conducted research on dance and the multidimensionality of the body in motion, the result of which is a body reeducation system through dance and conscious movement – the Liberato Method. Currently, Xandy is sharing his knowledge and experience in his own retreats in Brazil & Spain, Online Weekly Classes, as well as private courses and workshops, taught both online and in person. He combines teaching with research and the creation of his first book on the Liberato Method, together with his team and the technical support of the University of Valencia (Spain).
Brenda Jean is fulfilling her childhood dream as a professional dancer and instructor, movement educator, and wellness coach. Along with 17 years of directing programs for and educating youth, Brenda Jean’s early dance training included about 30 dance styles. She has also studied musical history, dance history, dance instruction, mind/body, movement education, medical qi gong, and other related subjects adding to her knowledge of the body, dance, music, and teaching. Brenda Jean continues to study and train with coaches, historians, and practitioners, always striving to increase her understanding and ability. She believes we are all born with dance in our bodies, and that each of us can use this activity as a means for personal expression, connecting with others, and healing. Brenda Jean loves the image of being able to dance anytime, anywhere, to any music, alone, or with anyone. She spends her time living this dream for herself while assisting her students in accomplishing their personal goals.
Michael is dancing Lindy Hop since the early age of 16. Soon after he discovered his love for dance, he started to organise and teach in his local scene in Bern, Switzerland. Lindy Hop was not enough, so he started contemporary dance and ballet. In 2008 he studied contemporary dance in Amsterdam at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. For five years he danced and choreographed mostly for the stage and there was not much time for swing dance anymore. After he came back to Bern, he started to teach Lindy Hop again and also built the local Blues community, which is growing more and more. Michael is not only a professional dancer with a lot of knowledge from different dances, but also he has a coaching business. His coaching background makes his classes really accessable, structured and a lot of fun. Perfect for our Beginners track!
Meret is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and physiotherapist. In 2016 she completed her training as a dancer at the School for Dance, Improvisation and Performance in Fribourg i.Brsg. and has since been active as a freelance dancer in Switzerland and Germany. In 2016 she founded the 5elefants dance collective together with Sarah Herr from Mannheim. The two dancers research the interface between dance and acrobatics. Furthermore, Meret works in collaboration with other artists, including Myriam Enters and the collective Rapilento, currently she is on stage as a dancer in Domino Race by Kollektiv F. She teaches Acro Yoga, Partnering, and Lindy Hop.
Anna is co-founder and co-director of Salsadancers. She completed dance training in salsa, afro-cuban dance, modern dance and ballet... in Bern, Zurich, Cuba, New York and Puertorico. Anna also realizes her own dance and theater projects - also in schools and in the independent scene. Anna will be teaching a warm-up class called "rhythmic body" at Fusionizers.