Sou de Sao Petersburgo, Russia. Sou professor de forró aqui. Sou organizador de Russian Forró Festival FORROARU. É o maior evento de forró na Russia. Ja foram cinco vezes. Eu comecei estudar o forro no ano 2007. Para me a musica foi primeira. Eu pratiquei a capoeira aqui. Uma vez eu ouvi a musica de forró e gostei demais. Eu nao sabia o que existe dança tmb. Sou depois duaz mezes uma brasileira mostrou para me passos basicos. Ela foi estudante na Univercidade em Sao Petersburgo. Nessa epoca ninguem nao sabia dançar o forró e eu comecei a estudar. No ano 2008 eu fui na primeira vez no Brasil. No fevereiro 2009 eu comecei dar aulas de forró. Eu fui primeiro forrozeiro da Russia.. E agora Sao Petersburgo ja tem o maior comunidade de forró na Russia.
Sarah Lein (Cologne)
In 2011 Sarah started dancing Forró in the group of Forró de Colônia and immediately fell in love with the dance, the music and the Brazilian culture in general. As an assistant for many different Forró teachers, she gained experience in teaching diverse types and styles of Forró and since 2015 she gives regular classes with Rudolfo in Cologne, Germany. Since then she was invited to teach in festivals all over the world including Europe, United States and Japan and teaches her own regular class in Forró de Colônia. With her university graduation in exercise science, and the experience of more than 15 years in professional figure skating, she has the best references in teaching techniques of balance and body control, as well as posture and elegance in dancing.
Born and raised in Brazil, Dedé's story with forró began still in his childhood, when he and his father used to listen to forró music, what became their road trip ritual. However, it was only in 2016 that Dedé started dancing forró, and in the Forró de Domingo Festival 2016 in Stuttgart he fell in love with this dance. Since then he started teaching a beginners couse in the Let´s Forró group in Kaiserslautern, visiting several festivals and, in 2017, taking some classes now and then with the outstanding Dhiego Luiz (in Heidelberg at the time). Since then he was invited to teach workshops in several countries in Europe, in Brazil and in Israel; and to teach in festivals all over Europe. Currently he is working towards his certification as a ballroom dance teacher, in which he focus on lightness and connection techniques.