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
Andrew draws upon his 19 years of experience teaching internationally in many dances to inspire and challenge his students. His primary influences are Blues, Lindy Hop, Tango, and African dances, then combining them all together in Fusion. He brings a balanced focus to technique, body mechanics, and play in order to create a safe and fun learning environment. He loves tea, dark chocolate, and skiing. Visit www.andrewsmithdance.com for more info. As a DJ Andrew delights in creating musical experiences where people can lose themselves to the dance, From downtempo grooves to booty-shaking jams. His muppet nature is most known to come out during his (in)famous sunrise sets as he dares people to not take themselves too seriously. He loves taking the floor on a journey through sound while still injecting his usual playful flair. He’s had the pleasure of sharing his music at Fusion dance events around the world for the past 15 years
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.
Born in Berne in 1964. Trained as a stage dancer with Regina Baumgart in Berlin. Further training in ballet, contemporary dance, bodywork and acting. Works as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Founder of the dance company Morespace in Basel. Teaching contact improvisation since 1991. Training as a psychomotor therapist from 1999-2001. Co-founder of the interactive bodywork Danced Body Work. https://www.patrickcollaud.ch
Music and movement have been central elements in Bigi's life since childhood. When she saw Lindy hop for the first time in 2007, it was immediately clear that this was her dance. In various courses, workshops and camps she studied Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues Dance with different teachers from all over the world. She also attends regular Afro-Cuban dance classes and learns to play the conga. Her heart beats for the blues and its richness. Bigi is interested in the roots of music and dance and appreciates its culture. In teaching, the connection between music, your partner and yourself is particularly important to Bigi. For body awareness and posture, she develops further training in spiral dynamics, a movement concept. She lives her joy of dancing on the dance floor as well as in her classes.