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Rafael Pitarello

Rafael (aka Rafa) is our beloved instructor whose background is astounding.

He graduated Physical Education specialising in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Physical Education by the Dante Pazzanese Cardiology Institute - SP, Brazil before starting his partnered dance career in 2008 and has been developing his career in dance since then.

He has contributed to various events, festivals, dance congresses and even joined the Dancing Team of Costa Cruises for two season touring Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

Rafa also worked for two years as a Fitness and Dance Instructor at YMCA São Paulo.

Since 2011, Rafa has been working alongside Juliana and they have built a fabulous dance career as instructors and choreographers with a multitude of awards for their award winning technique and performance on the dance floor.

You can find Rafa teaching Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira, Bolero and Mixed Latin Styles on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Rafael Pitarello at Rio Rhythmics