Alissons' bio

 In 2007, he moved to Perth (Australia) where he joined Juan Rando Dance Academy (JRDA) and developed the Brazilian dance scene from scratch for the following 10 years and trained multiple teachers who have become national champions, and other whom have opened their own school. During his time in Perth he also met Audrey Isautier and together they became one of the top worldwide Brazilian Zouk Couples between 2010-16, travelling to over 41 countries to share their knowledge and passion.

In 2017 he decided to take up a challenge and moved to Melbourne to help growing and upgrading the local Brazilian dance scene with his fun classes and focused training courses. He also created ‘BraZouky’ - Melbourne’s 1st Brazilian Dance Festival, which is hosts over 300 people and that is also a fundraising event which gives dance scholarships for disadvantaged teens and kids in under privileged community around the world. 

Now in 2019, Alisson has decided that it is time for another challenged and is moving to Washington DC (USA) to join District Zouk and their passionate team. Having visited DC back in 2015 he fell in love with the community and when deciding which city to go to he had District Zouk as his first pick. Alisson is super excited to join the DZ family and help the dance community grow healthier and stronger!

Alisson loves to push himself and currently holds the following titles: 

  • 2x Pro World Zouk Champion 
  • 3x Pro Australian Zouk/Latin Champion 
  • Winner/Finalist of various BZDC All Stars/Champions Jack and Jill Comps

He is one of the the founders and the first choreographers of the International Zouk Flash Mob/International Zouk Day. He has also been an official judge and offical member for the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council since its first competition event. 

In late 2018, Christina Montoya (USA) went to Australia to train with Alisson and together they won the Australian World Champion in the Mixed Latin Category with the highest partner couple score of the competition. Since then, they have started an exciting partnership and are looking forward to sharing their passion with the world. 

Alisson has a passion for teaching and is always striving for innovative ways in which to overcome technical and personal challenges. He is known for his attention to detail and effective instruction in dance techniques.