Dharshana originally from Sri Lanka has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for about 20 years.. He trained and competed in Tae Kwon Do until a friend dragged him to a salsa class. After discovering zouk Dharshana and Shantini partnered up 6 years ago and have been training and teaching zouk ever since..
Shantini moved to New Zealand from Malaysia and is half Malaysian and half Kiwi. She was a competitive athlete in track and field until she stumbled upon a zouk class in Tauranga, New Zealand, and later moved to Auckland
Dharshana Shantini have competed Nationally and over-seas and won numerous titles in Zouk and salsa. They are an integral part of Studio 7 and have trained multiple performance teams that have gone on perform in several New Zealand congresses. They love zouk and love delving into the depths of the art form. And they love sharing zouk with their community and seeing people grow in confidence and skill.