joseph-solange-profile3Joseph Koniak

is one of the leading authorities on Salsa and Zouk-Lambada in the UK today. Having trained in all aspects of dance at the London Contemporary School of Dance, Joseph has a wide base of experience and influences, and this is evident in the unique style that he brings to both Salsa and Zouk-Lambada.

Joseph started dancing at a young age and since becoming a professional dancer has performed and choreographed all over the world. He has been involved in many different projects, ranging from musical theatre to solo dance productions, television and film. His expertise has been used regularly in the hit TV series Srictly Come Dancing, and he was also the official audition judge, coach and choreographer in Strictly Dance Fever.

A winner of the Open World Lambada Championships, he then also became the first officially recognised winner of the UK World Salsa Championships winning the title 3 times.

Qualified with the UK Alliance, Joseph is now a highly respected teacher of both Salsa and Zouk-Lambada and he is known for his inspiring teaching techniques, generating enthusiasm and self-belief in his students.


solange-profileSolange Dias

is one of the world’s most highly recognised dancers and choreographers of Zouk-Lambada. Qualified with the UK Alliance, she has been teaching and performing internationally for 15 years and has appeared numerous times on television.

A leading figure in the Lambada world, she is known for her original, sensual style and the passionate energy she brings to the dance. Solange is from Porto Seguro, Brazil, where Lambada originates. She has performed and taught worldwide but, after a spell in Italy, she moved to London and has been based there for the last 10 years.

She has won both the World Lambada and Salsa Championships (Lambada 1995 and Salsa in 2001) and is also an experienced teacher and performer of Samba. She is involved with many international projects and has worked with schools, theatre, film and television.

She was a performer and consultant on Strictly Dance Fever 2005 and 2006 and has appeared in many music videos including ones for Basement Jaxx, Marc Almond, Victor Manuel, Viramundo and Simply Red. Solange’s passion for Zouk-Lambada is evident in both her teaching style and in her powerful performances. She has an ability to both encourage and inspire her students whilst commanding focus and commitment.

She is dedicated to promoting and developing Zouk-Lambada worldwide, and is the co-founder of Zouk-Lambada UK, along with her husband and dance partner Joseph Koniak.