As a dancer, Jeffrey's journey started 13 years ago in Boston, where he first discovered Kizomba through Passada. After dancing socially for many years, Jeffrey began teaching Kizomba in New York City in 2012. In order to further educate himself on the authenticity, culture, and history of the dance, he hosted Mestre Petchu & his partner Vanessa two of the greatest authorities in the field of Angolan music and dance, on their first trip to North America.
During this time, Jeffrey began dancing Semba, the dance from which Kizomba got its roots. Since then, Jeffrey has taught Kizomba and Semba classes and workshops, independently, as well as in conjunction with festivals, throughout North America and Europe and the Caribbean.
Jeffrey has taught classes and workshops in NYC, Boston, Portland, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Toronto, Montreal, Madrid, Israel, St Maarten, Martinique, St Lucia, Curaçao and Haiti to name a few. Festivals at which he has instructed include the D.C. Bachata Congress, the San Francisco Kizomba Festival, the U.S.A. Bachata Kizomba Festival, the Swimming Festival in France, and the Kizomba Open Festival in Madrid. Due to his extensive experience with the dance, Jeffrey has been on the panel of judges at the Kizomba Open Championship in the U.S.
Over the years he has created a Semba & Kizomba program and through this program, have developed some of the best social dancers in NYC and beyond. In 2018, he is set to take his program "Semba & Kizomba training series" on the road.
As one of the first pioneers to introduce Semba to North America, his focus is to promote the authentic flavor of Semba (and Kizomba), to educate his students on the relationship between the two, and spread the dance.
"Consistency is ALL"