Dahlia Elkateb – Brazilian Fantasy (UK)

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Founder, Director and Choreographer of Brazilian Fantasy UK, Dahlia has trained in samba and Latin Dance for 14 years and recently was crowned “Rainha Da Bateria” (Queen of the Drums) for winning 1st Place in the European open samba competition at Coburg International Samba Festival 2015. She has travelled to Brazil many times to train in samba (most recently with Salgueiro Escola de Samba’s Carlinhos do Salgueiro) and has paraded twice in Rio Carnival as a passista.

She has been invited to perform and parade with both the Paraiso and London Schools of Samba in the UK as a passista and parade highlight (“Destaque”). She continues to drive excellence in Brazilian Dance performances in the UK, with Brazilian Fantasy winning the title of “Brazilian Dance Performers of the Year” at the Latin UK Awards 2015.

Her focus is on samba technique in authentic Brazilian style, with attention to poise, parade movements, passista style and elegance.