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Tarcisio Teatini-Climaco

In Latin styles, Tarcisio’s repertoire extends from Forró to Samba no Pé, Samba de Gafieira, Zouk Lambada, Tango, Salsa, Bolero and Bachata.

He graduated from the University of Physical Education in Goiânia, Brazil where he studied many styles of dance, including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and modern dance before later heading to study with Cubans in Columbia in Cali and Bogota.

He enriched his knowledge and skills in dance with a multitude of study trips spending countless hours in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with renowned instructors such as Jaime Aroxa, and the instructors from the dance school Escola Jaime Aroxa such as Adilio Porto, Renata Pecanha, Lidio Freitas and many more.

His journey of developing dance didn't stop there, he applied his attention to Tango and Milongas in Buenos Aires and studied with many great mentors.

Tarcisio worked for many years with Glacy Antunes de Oliveira (the President of Associacao Musica and Cena, Brazil) and Delmari Rossi, Director of MVSIKA Centro de Estudos, one of the most important music, dance and theatre school's in Brazil before becoming the founding Director and Pirnciple Instructor where he trained great dancers, some of whom went to perform with Maurice Bejart and to The Royal London Ballet.

He founded our much loved Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy and endeavours to instil as much culture, dance history, knowledge and guidance to anyone and everyone because he believes, dance is a gift and should be shared with all who want to receive it.

Tarcisio became the artistic director of Brazil Central Zouk Lambada congress, and was the first to introduce Australia to Brazilian artists such as Renata Peçanha and Jorge Peres, Adillio Porto, Alex de Carvalho and Daniela Wergles, Monique Marculano and Lidio Freites – to name a few.

Continuing to develop and extend his knowledge of dance has been paramount and he has become such a wonderful wealth of dance knowledge.
Tarcisio Teatini-Climaco at Rio Rhythmics