Arthur & Layssa
Layssa was born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil and at 14 years old she discovered her passion for Classical Ballet with her teacher Sandra Castro. Performer, Teacher and Choreographer, she started dancing Latin and Brazilian Ballroom Dance in 2007. She specialized in Brazilian Zouk and Samba de Gafieira during her years as part of Renata Peçanha’s Dance Company in Brazil, over this time she performed with the company at different events including Congresses and at Theatres. She won with the company the 1st Place in the “Onda Zouk“ Competition. Jazz, Classical Ballet and Contemporary are other dance styles that she studied for many years improving her technique. She has been also involved with the Márcia Pinheiro Company, where she choreographed shows of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. From 2009 to 2012 Layssa taught and performed Brazilian Zouk and Samba de Gafieira both nationally and internationally in countries in Europe. In 2013 Layssa started her new career with her new dance partner, Arthur Santos. In 2015, Layssa & Arthur got their Distinguished Talent Visa in Australia, letting them reside in Adelaide, where they are building a strong Brazilain Zouk community and sharing their passion of brazilian dance by teaching and performing Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira and many other Brazilian styles of dance, traveling inter-estate around Australia and touring overseas in countries like Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Abu Dhabi, New Zealand and many cities in USA like Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Miami, LA and Washington DC.
Arthur was born in Goiânia - Brazil and at 14 years old discovered his dance passion at high school with Jazz and Contemporary. Performer, Teacher and Choreographer, he started dancing Latin and Ballroom in 2007 and after 3 months was invited to made part of Sport Dance's Company where he learned Brazilian Zouk, Salsa, Samba de Gafieira, Bolero, Chachacha, Forró and one of his favorites Argentine Tango. In December 2007 he did his first Zouk workshop with “The Queen of Zouk” Renata Peçanha in Goiânia and has never looked back. From 2008 till 2009, he went to study in Morelia - Mexico where he started to teach Brazilian dances at Mundo Dance Academy, and where he met Paulina Pousadas, today 6 times World Championship in Salsa On2, and she invited him to be part of her dance company MoreSalsa where he learned and improved his dance, especially on Salsa. In 2010, Arthur was accepted in Goiás Federal University where he did Physical Education learning Human Anatomy, Biomechanics, Gymnastics and much more, instruments that he apply into his dance and teaching nowadays. In 2012, he opened his own school, Arthur Liebscher Dance Studio in Goiânia. Followed by his dance partner the world renowned dancer, Layssa Liebscher, in 2013 they moved to Australia where they’ve been building a strong Brazilain Zouk and other Brazilian dance styles community in Adelaide – Australia but also traveling inter-estate around Australia and touring overseas in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, Abu Dhabi, New Zealand and many cities in USA like Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Miami, LA and Washington DC. In 2015 got their Distinguished Talent Visa in Australia and beginning their very own school together in 2016 called Brasilatino Dança.