2-4 JUNE 2023





NINA and MATHEUS are in Wellington for the NZ Salsa Congress June 2-4, and then heading up to Auckland for a special Zouk Weekender June 9-11, how lucky are we?? Nina & Matheus are two of the worlds most adored Brazilian Zouk artists. Based in Sao Paulo they travel all over the world teaching at some of the biggest Zouk and Latin events. This will be their first time ever in NZ so make the most of this rare opportunity!
9pm – 1am Zouk Party
1pm Workshop 1
2.10pm Workshop 2
3.20pm Workshop 3
1pm Workshop 4
2.10pm Workshop 5
3.20pm Workshop 6
* Full Weekender Pass $150
incl 6 Workshops + Fri Party
* One Day Weekender Pass $80
* Single Workshop $30
* Friday Party $20
* Full Weekender Pass $170
incl 6 Workshops + Fri Party
* One Day Weekender Pass $90
* Single Workshop $35
* Friday Party $20
NINA had her first contact with dance when she was 5 years old. Over the years, she studied Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Jazz, Stiletto, Hip-Hop and at age 13, she had contact with social dances. She specializes in Zouk, Stiletto and Lady Style, bringing a young and creative approach to her dance and teaching methodology. She is recognized for her musicality, autonomy and expressiveness that make her dance unique. Teacher, actress, performer and one of the directors of Barracão da Dança, she brings in her curriculum numerous achievements in competitions and festivals, national and international ones. Together with her partner Matheus Franco, they work with Zouk, Lambada and Forró as their main focus (in addition to having experience in other different styles of social dance and individual modalities), creatively bringing a loving and dynamic reading for each type of audience and student, always delivering a lot of expressiveness and technical quality in her performances.
MATHEUS spent his youth dedicated to the practice of sports, having discovered his real passion for dance at the age of 20. He started his practices with Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Hip-Hop and Jazz. In 2012 he had contact with Brazillian Zouk and other social dances. During the following years, he dedicated himself exclusively to improving his technique and artistic skills, continuing his studies in order to develop himself artistically. He currently works with his partner Nina Darbello with a main focus on Brazillian Zouk, Lambada and Forró, is the owner and director of Barracão da Dança, as well as performing jobs as an actor, choreographer and director of shows. His background focused on other dance modalities uniquely enriches his way of teaching Zouk and his personal mission is to bring to the greatest number of people the benefits that social dance and art as a whole can bring to the body and soul.

Terms and Conditions.

Once you have booked you may request changes or transfers by emailing us. There is a $30 administration fee for changes including ticket upgrades and name transfers. No changes will be accepted from May 22nd, 2023. Changing Performer Passes to Full Passes will be paid at the current price the Full Pass is changed. Cancellations will incur the following fees;

  • 50% refund if you cancel your Pass up to 30th April 2023
  • No refunds from 1st May 2023

The NZ Salsa Congress reserves the right to change Instructors and Workshop Timetables due to circumstances outside of its control however all effort will be made to find suitable replacements.