ALINE AND CHARLES
One night at a NY salsa club, Aline and Charles were introduced to one another. They instantly noticed that they were both Brazilian and passionate for dance. They decided to mix their former technique and began collaborating together. Charles with his urban dances and Aline with her ballroom background trained for several months, changing their dance into a style that is continuously growing till this day. The duo’s style brings an innovative and rich transformation to both urban dances and partnering.
In the last two years, Aline has travelled teaching/performing zouk all over the world. Some of the places she’s been to are, "Brazil Central" (2013-Australia), "Dutch Zouk" (2013, Netherlands), "Prague Zouk Congress" (2014-Czech Republic), "Carioca Brazilian International Dance Congress "(2013-2014 Russia) and also United Arab Emirates2013-2014). In Brazil she was casted in the show called "Nuances Latinas (2008) and Desejos by Cia de Danca Clube Latino." She was awarded first place for the Ballroom Brazilian Competition called ”Baila Floripa” and in 2009 first place for the first national salsa competition called “Salsa y Sabor.” From 2012-2013, she was principle dancer on a Brazilian cruise line called “Costa Cruzieros.”
Charles Espinoza has had the pleasure to train under such renowned industry names as Alicia Keys choreographer Luam, and other choreographers such as Tanisha Scott, Keone Madrid, and Brian Nicholson. He has performed nationally and internationally in some of the most popular live and recorded shows, including “NBA All Star Game” with Ariana Grande, “EPura Commercial” with the latin artist Thalia, “Saturday Night Live” Cuban Christmas episode, and “Latino Night Celebration” at Madison Square Garden. From music videos such "Tomboy" by Diana Espir to off-Broadway show, “Hinton American Variety Bang!” Charles has done just about everything. He is currently teaching and choreographing in the New York area and all around the world.
In 2014, they’ve participated in their first Brazilian Congress together in Boston called the Boston Brazilan Dance Festival and are confirmed to go back this year. They were also teaching classes in a Zouk Congress in Miami, called “I’m Zouk,” where they were surprised by the response of people from the video. The video received over 55milliom views on Facebook. Recently they participated in the biggest latin event in United Abar Emirates called “Fujaijrah Latin Festival” and another major Congress in Los Angeles named “LA Zouk Congress.”
Due to their consistency with different events in and out the country, they’ve dedicated themselves to perfect their classes, shows, and everything that involves dance with artistry and emotion.