ARTHUR AND AISTE
As a husband and wife team, Arthur and Aiste bring a natural chemistry into their classes and shows, and share it with their students and audience.
Arthur, who has been passionate about Latin rhythms from an early age, began to dance in 2005. He was a member of the Bailar Dance School, one of the most important dance training organisations in his home town, Uberlândia, Brazil. Here he learned Samba, Forro, Zouk, Bolero, Tango, Lindy hop, Salsa and other Latin dances. In 2008, Arthur moved to Sao Paulo where he continued developing his dancing and teaching skills with internationally known masters. In 2009, Arthur had a six month dance experience in London at the Latin Dance Academy where he had a chance to learn from world known teachers, and deepen his knowledge in Salsa, Mambo, Cha cha and Bachata. He joined the Latin Ice Dance Company, directed by Aiste Kalabuchova Gontijo, and their partnership has continued ever since.
Aiste trained as a professional dancer in her home country, Lithuania, from the early age of 5. She completed a Faculty of Arts in Klaipeda (Lithuania) University, where she studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Latin, Ballroom, Drama, and National Dance, gaining a choreographers qualification. In 2002 Aiste moved to London searching for new directions in dance. This is where she fell in love with Salsa, and quickly built herself a reputation as an outstanding Salsa teacher and performer. Training, travelling and performing around Europe with the all girl group ̈Duende ̈ helped Aiste to discover, create and develop her graceful, feminine, and elegant style. Since partnering up in 2009 Arthur and Aiste have achieved a lot in their professional lives as well as personal lives: moving to Brazil, opening ̈Inovadança ̈ Dance School, getting married, becoming parents are only a few of the exciting life changing events to mention.
They came back to London, UK in 2012 and continue developing their dance careers, living and working here as dance teachers and performers. View our gallery page to see some of their breath taking pictures.
Dance styles include: Salsa / Samba de Gafieira / Brazilian Zouk / Samba Carnaval / Forró /Bachata