WeZouk Wellington present, Adam & Leona and their wonderful team have been growing the Zouk scene in Wellington since 2012. These guys are the heart and soul of Brazilian Zouk in Wellington & have created an inclusive & welcoming community in Wellington, NZ. ❣💃🕺
They have been amazing supporters of our events over the last few years, and we are thrilled to have them back again for BZF 2022! 💖
Adam began dancing the fun style of Cuban Salsa in 2007, then fell in love with and began dancing the passionate and flowing Brazilian Zouk in 2010. Also to compliment these styles he has a keen interest in dancing the beautiful Bachata and funky Samba de Gafieira. Adam has learnt from a diverse range of the world’s best Brazilian Zouk teachers, both in New Zealand and abroad. They include Kadu and Larissa, Allison and Audrey, William and Paloma, Lidio and Monique, Adilio, Alex and Daniela, Renata and Jorge and more. Adam is also involved in ethnic Polish folk dancing and is heavily involved in keeping this tradition alive. He has been teaching, trained, competed and performed in New Zealand and abroad since 2008 in all of the dance styles.
This wide diversity of dance styles has given Adam a very good understanding of the variety of particular body movements needed accentuate each style of dance. Adam has been teaching Brazilian Zouk, Salsa and Bachata as part of the Salsa Therapy team since 2012.
Leona started ballroom dancing at the age of 14. After several years of lessons, many tests with results of high level points and being tightly involved in ballroom dancing, she discovered salsa at the age of 18.
Although never having learnt any fundamental steps in latin dancing, Leona soon learnt to understand, follow and love Salsa and other Latin dance styles by travelling to different countries and dancing in different cities.
The first time she saw Brazilian Zouk was at the NZ Salsa Congress in 2009. She instantly fell in love with the flow of the dance, the connection of the dancers and the variety of music you could dance Zouk to.
One year later she started her Zouk journey by attending classes at Salsa Therapy and going to her first Zouk events in New Zealand and Australia.
She has a great fundamental base in Brazilian Zouk and continues to learn by travelling to Zouk congresses and learning of the worlds top Zouk artists.
Since october 2012 Leona has been teaching and performing Brazilian Zouk together with Adam as part of the Wellington Salsa Therapy Team