Brazilian Fantasy's dancers are globally admired for their talent, beauty and stage presence. Amongst our team we have six 1st place title holders of the "Rainha Da Bateria" crown (Queen of the Drums) in samba competitions both in London and Internationally- the most of any European Samba Team.
We are the only Brazilian Show company in the UK who rehearse together week in week out all year round, and provide our dancers with the highest standards of training in samba, ballet and Horton technique to create an elite team of samba performers.
Founder, Director and Choreographer of Brazilian Fantasy, Dahlia has trained and performed samba since 2002, and founded Brazilian Fantasy in 2010 with the vision of creating the most professional and luxurious Brazilian Carnival Show company in the UK.
She has won the first place title “Rainha Da Bateria” (Samba Queen) in the European open samba competition at Coburg International Samba Festival. She travels to Brazil regularly to train in samba at pro level and has paraded several times in Rio Carnival as a passista (technical samba dancer in carnival parade). She has choreographed and performed in many high profile shows, highlights including Jax Jones Stadium Tour, Channel 4's Comedy Gala and BBC "Sounds Like A Friday Night' with Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don.
Dahlia is passionate about promoting authentic samba culture in the UK and as a part of this she runs a non-profit bringing the best samba teachers from Brazil to London to hold dance workshops.
Patrice discovered ballet at l'Akadémie in France.
He received an Honorary Fulbright Scholarship for his ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance professional dance training. He learned the samba at a young age with Samba Masters such as Robertinho Chaves, former Principal Dancer of the Balé Folclórico da Bahia. He graduated from the Académie Internationale De La Danse, The Institut de Formation Rick Odums in Paris. He then continued his professional training at the prestigious The Ailey School in New York.
Patrice began his early career in Cabaret as a Dancer and choreographer with The Music Hall Viva Brasil in France. Over the past years, Patrice has performed internationally with many dance companies and choreographers. Finest Ballet Brasil (Zurich), Modern Dance Ensemble Company (Paris), BOP Jazz Theatre Company (London), Reuben Feels Company (London), The Grand Expedition (London) and was an apprentice with the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. Patrice has performed works choreographed by Lester Horton, Martha Graham, Ted Shawn, Dollie Henry, Rick Odums, and Maurice Bejart.
In April 2020, Patrice founded M-Intensive Online Dance Training, an international dance platform dedicated to the Horton and Graham techniques. One year later, he created M-intensive University, an online Graham and Horton school.
He's also a Horton & Graham educator and choreographer, regularly invited worldwide by vocational Schools and Companies.
One of the original Brazilian Fantasy members and our most charismatic and sought after performer. Helga's model looks and incredible physique combined with her incredible samba and outgoing personality and exuberance on stage make her our most in demand dancer.
She has won the European samba title 1st place at the Coburg Samba Festival (Rainha de Bateria) as well as 2nd place with London's Paraiso School of Samba. She has performed high profile samba shows for the BRIT Awards, and the Capital FM Summertime and Jingle Bell Ball at Wembley Stadium.
Yanilda is a professional showgirl and dancer born in the Dominican Republic. She began her studies of contemporary dance and jazz at the Plaza de la Cultura Candido Bidò at 8 years of age. 7 years later she became the director and choreographer of their ballet, hip hop, commercial jazz, samba and classical ballet workshops, and won the artistic career award as Best Dancer of the Year in 2009.
For 7 years she performed as principal dancer of the best show in the Caribbean, "Bravissimo Show". She has also represented the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism performing throughout Mexico.
We are delighted to exclusively represent Yanilda for Samba shows in the UK.
A performer from a young age and Brit School Alumni, Patsy dedicated most of her youth, training in various technical dance styles from the age of 6 including ballet, pointe, modern, tap with an equal love for vernacular styles such as Salsa, Street and Samba (Rio-style).
Patsy has trained and performed samba since aged 8 with the London School of Samba and is now currently their reigning ‘Musa’ and was crowned their ‘Rainha da Bateria (Queen of the Drums) 2015-16. As well as winning ‘People’s Choice’ at the International Coburg Samba Festival Competition 2015.
Patsy’s highlight performances include London 2012 Olympics, X Factor 2016 and Comedy 4 Gala 2016.
Known for her eternal energy, smile and personality - Dance expression enables Patsy to communicate from her heart and soul.
Amanda is native to Sao Paulo and was a passista for the famous Vat-Vai samba school from 2014-2018. She was crowned the queen of Sao Paulo’s most famous carnival bloco the “Bloco Esfarrapado" and remained queen from 2015-2018.
On moving to London Amanda became a passista of London’s Paraiso School of Samba and paraded in Notting Hill Carnival.
She has the most incredible energy and stage presence, bringing the most fun to every show she performs at and is perfect for guest animation. A firm favourite with clients for her huge smile and charisma.
Dance has been Corina's biggest passion and centre of her life from a very young age. At only 17 she went on tour with the Deep Emotion Dance Company in the piece ALONE TOGETHER and so made her debut as a professional dancer.
Corina moved to London to study at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Dance. Whilst being professionally trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Commercial dance styles at her university Corina branches out and discovers her love for traditional dance styles from around the world.
She trains in Salsa which results in her winning the SWISS SALSA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 and she lands a featured role as a competition dancer in the cinema movie Cuban Fury.
Corina has also appeared as a dancer on popular TV Shows such as The X Factor, Eastenders, The One Show, and The Crown and several national commercials for Links, Red Bull and BT.
Beside her vast range of dance styles Corina also performs as a Stilt walker, LED performer and Roller skater.
Chenube began dancing at the age of 3 and later graduated with a 3 Year HND in Musical Theatre. She went on to specialise in Street/Commercial Dance and has appeared in various feature films, music videos and commercials.
Some of her credits include Children in Need, Tinchy Stryder, Cuban Fury, Kickass 2 and Coca Cola. Chenube has been performing professionally for 5 years, both nationally and internationally, with 2 of those years being with Brazilian Fantasy. Chenube also teaches various dance styles in schools and community settings, as well as working as a coordinator for a dance development organisation, so is very well connected to the industry.
With dance training from the age of 8 in various styles, Hannah now specialises in samba and is an admired passista, teacher and choreographer for the London School of Samba. She also teaches for the Brighton School of Samba.
Hannah has spent time in Brazil training with one of the top samba schools in Rio de Janeiro and also trained individually with the great samba master and choreographer in Brazil, Carlinhos de Salgueiro. Her high profile events have included The British Red Cross Fundraising Gala, performing at the International Cartier Polo Event for 18 000 people including Prince Philip, Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Sony, parading at Notting Hill Carnival and performing at the Coburg Samba Festival with London School of Samba
Kanika has been dancing Samba for 12 years, training with London School of Samba, where in 2014, she won the Rainha da Bateria (Queen of the Drums) competition. She has received private tuition from Carlinhos do Salgueiro, one of the most sought after teachers and Choreographers in the Samba world.
Kanika has been performing at Coburg International Samba Festival in Germany since 2011 and has travelled to Aalborg Carnival in Denmark, Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania, and to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year to perform samba. Kanika was also selected to perform as a Passista at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
Claudia is a dancer and model born in Venezuela and raised in Spain. She’s a professional dancer who specialises uniquely in samba.
Claudia started her samba journey over 3 years ago and quickly gained huge recognition. She paraded in Notting Hill Carnival in ‘Ala Sampa’ 2019, quickly after that she spent one month in Rio training with the best teachers such as Carlinhos de Salgueiro, Mayara Lima, and Alex Coutinho.
Claudia has performed as a Passista for Imperio da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro’s 2020 Carnival and also was invited to dance for Salgueiro’s winners parade in Rio de Janeiro.
Claudia is full of energy, a cheerful, happy and sassy performer!
Colette has danced and performed ever since she was 5 years old. She has a strong background in Modern Jazz, Hip Hop /New Style & Street Jazz, and over the last 5 years she has specialised in Samba and African dance.
Colette trained with Allez Samba in Paris after moving to London with Paraiso School of Samba. With her dynamic and enthusiast personality, Colette is always eager to discover new cultures through dancing, which enables her to further her craft by incorporating new techniques to her style.
Colette has performed at many high profile events with Brazilian Fantasy including the Jax Jones tour.
The reigning Queen of the London School of Samba for 3 years running, Jordan is an acclaimed samba dancer and passista with 8 years training and experience.
Jordan has travelled to Rio de Janeiro for samba training multiple times and has performed in many high end and exclusive events and venues in the UK.
Originally from Ecuador, Glen is the epitome of Latin flavour and energy. Having trained in Brazilian samba for over 8 years, Glen has become one of the most requested dancers in the UK for his performance, explosive energy and ability to engage and interact with the audience. Glen also has an extensive background training in commercial jazz, salsa, bachata, reggeaton, Bollywood and hula; making him a well rounded entertainer.
Glen has performed across the UK for a variety of TV productions and high-profile events such as: Channel 4 Comedy Gala, Britain's Got Talent 2018, Jack Whitehall training days, Michael McIntyre's Big Show at the Apollo Theatre, Royal Mail Pride Campaign; as well as performing internationally in China, Morocco and Spain.
Glen is a well known, charismatic and show-stopping performer, who will bring his fierceness and high energy to your events.