Miguel Monteiro (Lisbon, Portugal)

Originally from Portugal, Miguel Monteiro grew up in Lisbon where he started to develop an interest for Afro Cuban style dance. At the age of 13 he found his talent and started taking his hobby more seriously. He started by learning contemporary jazz, Latin rhythm and Salsa and later moved onto more sensual styles such as Kizomba. Alongside Iris de Brito, Miguel is leading the way forward in the UK with his interpretation of Kizomba – a fusion of Argentinean Tango and Zouk (French Caribbean). Miguel’s passion for dance and love of Latin rhythm has enabled him to develop his own unique and enchanting style.

Miguel performs salsa show with A Yemaya, alongside world famous Frank Santos’ group which has taken the UK by storm. As a group A Yemaya won ‘Best UK Performance 2008’ from Salsa Central and is performing at numerous venues and congresses over the world

Miguel also performs the first Kizomba show in the UK with Iris de Brito who is one of the biggest talents on the UK salsa scene – twice UK salsa champion.

Miguel currently team up with the amazing Marlene Almeida since 2009 they together concur the kizomba scene in the world.

Miguel is well known and recognise Kizomba teacher worldwide and also teaches various styles over the world including LA Cross Body on 1, New York Mambo on 2, Cuban style, Cha cha cha, Bachata Dominica

Miguel has taught for all the major promoters in the UK. Until march 2013. In April 2013 he has moved to Germany to seek new challenge in which so far it has been a great decision,, currently he is a in process of starting the first kizomba show group in Germany and also is current joint organiser of Sabura Kizomba Festival .

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

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