Henri (Rẙ) and Claudia (Clö) Venezuelan native, Winner of the International Zouk flashmob choreographers contest 2013 danced all over the world in more that 155 cities and 50 countries, creator of ZenZouk Movement, a personalized coaching experience for achieving fluid, life-enhancing movement and the leading performer, choreographer, and instructor of Brazilian Zouk in NYC and NJ. Rẙ & Clö have become an important figures in the USA Brazilian zouk scene with their unique approach to this beautiful dance.
Rẙ extensive training in different dance forms as ballet, contemporary, ballroom, jazz and modern can been seen seamlessly incorporated in his signature dance style, an organic blend of technique and body expression enhanced by stylish grace and sensual ease.
Clo began training with her brother Henri Velandia at the age of 9. Her styling, technique and stage presence captured the respect of the salsa community at an early age and now the Zouk community as well. Together, Henri and Claudia won 2nd place at the Philadelphia College Showdown in the professional division in 2010 and have performed at numerous Salsa congresses in Miami, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and NYC both Salsa and Zouk.
Brother and sister duo are captivating the Zouk scene by bringing a new and unique approach with their movement and styling. The main focus in their Zouk style is what they call “Like Mercury”: a strong and liquid connection which, in sufficient quantities, is intoxicating. Their classes are focused on the fundamentals of technique, rhythm and styling mixed the freedom of expression and experimentation.