Suleika Pauli started dancing when she was 6 years old. She danced for years in the Urban scene. After finishing high school she started her Bachelor ‘Dance Teachers’ study. During these 4 years she did everyday technique classes such as ballet, jazz dance and modern dance. During her study she discovered kizomba. After meeting Selwin and their daily practice, they started growing. A lot of people asked them for classes when they saw the couple dancing, so they decided to start some classes and that was the beginning of their adventures together.
Meanwhile they have a kizomba show together and they are busy with a second show. They gave several workshops throughout the Netherlands and other places in- and outside of Europe. Next to all this Selwin and Suleika have their own dances school ‘Mistura Passion‘ Nowadays Suleika next to kizomba teaches: street-dance, hip hop, jazz and dance for little children. She is very passionate in teaching technique with of course a lot of fun!
Selwin Fredriks was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he grow up and did his education, taking a degree in Bachelor of International Marketing. Since his early childhood he was influenced by all sorts of music and cultures because of his parents. Especially Afro-Latin music always attracted his interest.
After visiting a salsa club at the invitation of his brother, he was hooked straight away to salsa, bachata and cha cha. In 2011 he got introduced to his passion kizomba and not much later he met Suleika. They started growing together and eventually decided to start teaching together and share their passion with others. They give classes in The Netherlands, gave workshops and perform together at several international festivals. Currently they are working on their second kizomba show together. Next to that they have a kizomba showteam called ‘Mistura Dois’ which just brought out their first show made by Selwin & Suleika. Besides that Selwin and Suleika are running their own danceschool ‘Mistura Passion’. Selwin believes everything is possible if you just put your mind to it.
Ewa Trela is from Poland and she began her adventure with dance as early as childhood. She has an international master dance class “S” in latin and ballroom dances. She was teaching, performing and competing at many international dance events. Her great love and passion are social dances such as salsa (especially New York style), bachata, kizomba, cha cha, cha, etc. She has been dancing and teaching for over 25 years. Many years of working with the students at the different levels allowed her to develop a very effective teaching methodology. Her classes are full of joy, fun and good energy. Ewa felt in love with kizomba in Lisbon, in 2005, because of her friends from Cabo Verde who introduced this dance to her. Since then she is studying kizomba on many workshops and festivals and sharing her knowledge with the students. She was one of the first dance teachers in Poland that began teaching kizomba when the dance was just beginning its international career. Her dance style is elegant and sensual and she puts a large focus on both: a perfect man’s leading and lady’s following in a dancing couple, and on the musicality.
George Daniels was born in South Africa. Here he has been living inside the world of African tribal dances. Later he was introduce to salsa and felt in love with the rhythm. When kizomba came, he discovered his passion. Teaching salsa for 5 years in South Africa he move to Norway where he started teaching kizomba, bachata and salsa in Oslo. George has been an instructor at most of the dance schools in Oslo and has become a recognized instructor both at the national and International scene. In his classes he likes to focus on how to express sensitivity and emotion in dancing. He is a very passionate, energetic and playful dancer.