These words not only describe Sam’s unique style of dance, but also her personality, and life motto.

“What I love about dance, specifically zouk, is the ability for it to be versatile. It can be smooth and sensual, yet structured. It’s the thrill of thinking outside of the box, being able to add innovative movement through creativity and connection, that leaves you feeling exhilarated… and always wanting more. This way, we can pour our emotions, thoughts and passions into a performance.”

Applying these ideas to her dance partnership creates a flair of mystery and intrigue, inspiring her students from all over the world to rediscover the incredible chemistry of the Brazilian dance of passion. Drawing techniques and styling from her background in Ballroom, Tango, and Salsa, Sam’s dream is not just to perform and teach zouk, but to help spread the love of the dance worldwide, and to see her students find their own inspiration and style.

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about venturing the unknown, taking a chance and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.

Witness the new dance partnership and undeniable chemistry between Javi and Sam for yourself, coming to you this 2014.


“The Puppet Show”, performed with Sandeep Samuel, at: – 1st ZoukDevils & Friends Summer Weekend (2013) – 1st Fujairah Latin Festival (2013) – 3rd Oman Salsa and Zouk Festival (2013) – 2nd Zouk & Latin Festival, UAE (2012)

Zouk Instructor at Paris Sorbonne University (Abu Dhabi) (2012-2013)

“Mission Accomplished”, choreographer for Zouk Dubai performance team (UAE, Oman, Amsterdam) (2012)

Guest instructor at workshops in Oman, Beirut, Calgary, Washington DC (2010 – 2014)

Performed/taught with Nayan de Abrew (UAE, Oman, Berlin, Amsterdam, Prague, St Petersburg, Barcelona) (2009 – 2013)

Co-founder and principal instructor of Zouk Dubai / Zouk M.E. (2009)