Alex de Carvalho is the Founding Director of Centro de Dança Alex de Carvalho in Rio de Janeiro and is one of Brazil’s leading Brazilian Zouk practitioners. He is skilled in all Brazilian partner dance styles and began dancing in 1996 at Centro de Dança Jaime Arôxa, the largest dança de salão Academy in Brazil.
Alex is a highly sort after performer, choreographer and instructor who is constantly on the move, traveling to perform and choreograph around the world and for Brazilian television shows such as Brazil’s version of ‘Dancing with the Star’s’, acting as a consultant for various dance academies, running workshops and participating in many of Brazil’s most important dança de salão Congresses. While in Rio de Janeiro he organizes Brazilian Zouk events and ensure his school and company are up to date. A source of inspiration Alex has taught many of the world’s leading Brazilian Zouk dancers, including including Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane, Carlos Oliveira & Daniela Wergles, Rafael Oliveira & Juliana Magalhães, Willian Teixeira and others.
In 2014 Alex moved to Paris, France and since then has been working for the growth of Brazilian Zouk with his dance partner Mathilde dos Santos.