ANDRÉ (Prague, Czech Republic / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
I am a dancer, choreographer and graduated actor by “Escola ETA de Artes Cênicas”.
I have started dancing at 14 years old when “Lambada” rhythm has started and after that I have started learning Ballroom Dance. My first teachers were Bebeto and Bia Ribeiro. Thanks to my easiness and highlight in Ballroom Dance, at 20 years old I was invited to give dancing classes, starting my dancing teacher career.
Later on I have started to give classes in many dancing schools and academies, until I had the opportunity to open my own Dancing Studio, in Niterói city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that exists since 1997 the “Studio de Dança André Negrão”. Today I am part owner of “Espaço Gafieira Ltd”, also in Niterói city.
Since then, I have worked in Brazil and abroad as a teacher, a dancer and choreographer. I have participated in shows with “Grupo de Lambada Kaoma”; with Sidney Magal, Flávio Venturini and Chico Batera singers; with Márvio Ciribelle pianist; and in events in tribute to Ziraldo, the cartoonist, and to Clovis Bornay, the carnival professional, among others.
I had also the opportunity to work with celebrated Brazilian ballroom dancing professionals such as: Carlinhos de Jesus, Marcelo Chocolate, Sheila Aquino, and Jimmy de Oliveira. Nowadays, besides teaching dance classes I also work with my Dancing Company in many projects such as events for Petrobras, Record TV Network, Globo TV Network and Congresses, Workshops, Presentations and Shows in general.