Bio Rafael Sepideh


Rafael Latiff & Sepideh Latiff are professional dance teachers in Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafiera and Samba Funkeado.

Rafael Latiff was born in Rio de Janeiro and has been dancing since he was 14 years old.

He has studied contemporary, salsa, hip hop, bolero and forro to complete his dancing.
He focused on Brazilian Zouk, traditional Samba de Gafieira and Samba Funkeado, and started training for his career at the most famous Zouk school in Rio, Núcleo de Danca Renata Pecanha.

Afterwards he was a teacher at Jimmy de Oliveira´s school and part of his dance company.
From this time on he has been giving traditional Samba de Gafieira as well as Samba Funkeado classes.
He taught at numerous Congresses and gave Workshops all over Brazil and Europe.
He made the 1st place at the Championship in Brasilia at the Capital Zouk Congress as well as at the Festival de Dancas Liceu and the Festival de Dancas Cabo Frio and the 4th place at the Championship at the Rio Zouk Congress from Renata Pecanha.

Sepideh has been dancing Zouk since 2011 and started her dance career in 2015 as an professional international teacher after being trained professionelle by Rafael Latiff in Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira and Samba Funkeado.
She also has dance experience in Forro, L.A. Style Salsa and other Latin dances and completed her knowledge with classes in ballet, contemporary and jazz dance.

She has been teaching at a numerous Congresses and Workshops all over Europe and Brazil.