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INSTRUCTOR TEAM

The magic of Escola de Samba Sydney is the strength of our instructor team.  With extensive experience performing and training at a professional level in Brazil, our instructors all travel to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Salvador regularly to bring back the latest in Brazilian dance to Australia.  

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ABOUT THE ESCOLA

Escola de Samba Sydney is Australia's foremost dedicated Brazilian dance school. We offer classes and courses in Samba no pé, Brazilian Funk, Afro Roots and Fit Dance as well as workshops with live bateria (drums). There are classes for all levels from absolute beginners to a professional level.

Our classes run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Triple Menace Studios, 86 Sydnenham Road, Marrickville (Sydney’s inner west). The studio is a short walk from Sydnenham train station and there is ample street parking.

We also offer an extensive online training program, our "Online Studio" with courses, drills packs and an exclusive Samba Membership.

Escola de Samba Sydney is dedicated to providing progressive Brazilian dance education that is aligned with the latest and evolving dance techniques and artistic styles in Brazil, with authenticity and respect for the roots of the culture at our core.

 

OUR PURPOSE OUR PASSION 

We are dedicated to the integrity of Brazilian dance education. We are passionate about sharing our experience and love for Brazilian dance culture with all our students and nurturing them to grow and be their best dance selves! 

 

THE STRENGTH OF OUR INSTRUCTOR TEAM

The Escola’s director and head instructor Sashya Jay is Australia’s most recognised Brazilian Samba choreographer and artist. She is the only instructor based in Australia officially endorsed by Brazil’s “King of Samba” Carlinhos Salgueiro, to teach his signature technique. 

Escola de Samba Sydney is the only Brazilian dance school in Australia with an entire team of instructors who all have extensive experience in Brazil at a professional level. Our instructors travel to Brazil regularly to train with the masters and perform in Rio Carnaval and have been official Passistas of Rio’s top Samba schools in including Academicos do Salgueiro, Paraiso do Tuiuiti, Imperio Serrano, Sao Clemente and Unidos de Bangu. 

Our instructor Jeska was also selected to be in the elite cast of only 24 top Samba dancers competing in the prestigious Brasil Samba Congress 2019 Championships in Rio de Janeiro.

The exceptional wealth of experience of our instructor team is reflected across all of our classes.

 

THE BIGGER PICTURE

The Escola is affiliated with Samba Internacional and Rio Projekt.

Founded in 2016, the objective of Samba Internacional is to foster the integrity of Brazilian Samba culture globally. Samba Internacional has an educational YouTube channel and offers annual tours to Brazil to parade in Rio Carnaval. Samba Internacional also presented the Australia Samba Congress (2018 and 2019).

The Escola instructors are all professional artists of the world-renowned Brazilian show company, Rio Projekt, directed by our Sashya Jay. Based in Sydney, Rio Projekt provides the most extravagant and authentic Brazilian entertainment experience for all events.