Sandro & Jamie
REPRESENTING CONXSION DANCE GOLD COAST
They have had great success with their students and performance teams, taking beginner dancers and mentoring them to perform and reach amazing...
Jamie Lee has had a passion for dance since a very young age and has continued her devotion to the art of Dance her entire life. She is formally trained in Ballet with Major Examination Accreditations as well as studying Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street Latin and Ballroom for over 27 years. She has been competing in dance competitions throughout her childhood and adult life with great success and started her professional dance career at age 17 working in Commercial Jazz and Music Theatre travelling throughout Australia. Her love of dance has taken her all around the world dancing in shows, choreographing and teaching workshops from Asia to Canada and most recently Brazil where she shared her love of Salsa and Bachata to many enthusiast Brazilians.
She has been fortunate enough to be taught and mentored by many great Latin and Ballroom teachers and obtaining a Bachelor of Music Theatre majoring in Dance at CQU Conservatorium of Music. She continues her professional development learning from people she greatly admires including celebrity Judge from Dancing with the stars Mark Wilson, Mexican Salsa extraordinaire Arturo Flores and the Zouk Experts Becky Crystal and Leonardo Neves. For the past 13 years she has taught dance to people of all ages ranging from 3 years to 80 years and enjoys seeing people achieving and becoming more confident in themselves. She is passionate about making the inherent therapeutic properties of dance visible- Dance Heals and this Mantra has lead her into work with physically, neurological and intellectual disabled people. This passion supported by her certification in fitness has rehabilitated and restored many peoples quality of life. Further to this work other highlights of her career have been to choreograph and perform for celebrities such as Stan Walker and Chloe Dellimore performing for audiences some 20,000 large.
She has choreographed professionally for Music Theatre greats such as Peter Cousens, known for his role as the phantom from Londons West End production of, ‘Phantom of the Opera.’ Jamie greatly enjoyed employment as principle of the CQU Conservatorium of Music for children and taught dance at tertiary level in Central Queensland for 3 years. Over the past two years she began working with Sandro Alberto De Souza Santos teaching some Latin and Brazilian Styles of dance on the Gold Coast. They have had great success with their students and performance teams, taking beginner dancers and mentoring them to perform and reach amazing goals in record time. Their choreography has received enthusiastic and humbling praise from some of the best in the industry, much to their surprise and delight. Both Sandro and Jamie strive to enrich peoples lives with culture and dance. They work extensively on the Gold Coast also in the corporate sector providing Brazilian Entertainment for major community productions. Jamie has future ambition to train and work in South America bringing back to Australia the best and most authentic Brazilian Dance Styles, Training, Costumes and Shows. Her ultimate dream is to run a large multi purpose Brazilian Arts Centre on the Gold Coast supporting Culture in Youth and training the next generation of talented young people.
Sandro Alberto De Souza Santos is the Founding Partner, Business Developer, IT Manager, Dance Teacher and Performing Artist for ConXsion Dance Studio. He was born in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil and grew up dancing and listening to Samba and Lambada. Emerged in the rich South American culture and encouraged by his family, it was in 2006 that he began his Latin Dance Studies accompanied by his beloved little sister.
Over the past 10 years he has had the pleasure of learning with well known names in the Industry such as Carlinhos de Jesus, Mafie Zouker, Kadu & Larissa, Ana Clemente and others in major dance from some of the great dance companies of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Curitiba.
His experience and specialty is a combination of formal training and free dance style such as: Charme, Samba de Gafieira,Samba no pe, Samba Funkeado, Brazilian Zouk, Neo Zouk, Zouk Flow, Forro, Cuban Salsa, Bachata, Bolero, Soltinho and Axe. His love of dance has taken him all over the world teaching and performing, ending up in Australia in 2014, where he immediately began performing and teaching. His future goal is to compete and travel the world dancing.