Biographies – Miguel e Susana

Miguel is a 1979-born dancer and teacher from Lisbon, Portugal. He started dancing Afro-Brazilian Dances and Capoeira at the age of 16. Kizomba came into his life at an early age because of all the angolan cultural influences that were around him in his youth.

He learned to dance with his angolan friends but he has Mestre Petchu as a reference, because of all he represents, not only as a dancer but also as someone who cares about how the angolan culture is passed on.

Susana Amado was born in 1993 in Lisbon and has been a dancer since a very young age. She started dancing Salsa when she was 10 years old because she was completely addicted to the movie Dirty Dancing. Before that, she danced Portuguese traditional dances. She started dancing kizomba in the salsa parties and in one of her salsa lessons she meet Miguel and they have been dancing together since that time. She says dance makes her feel so free and happy.

In 2007 Miguel and Susana met at a dance school called BSM Academia when Miguel wanted to learn Salsa and after 3 years of dancing together they started teaching Kizomba and Semba.

Today they teach workshops and give shows around the world and it is their goal to give people their perspective of Kizomba and Semba.