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Sascha Olivier-Sampson

Sascha is a professional bellydancer and owner of the Moon Goddess Dance Studio. She is the first African to win the Confederacion Inter Americana de la Dansa competition, and the only Namibian dancer to have been selected, from an international audition to be part of the cast of "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" the belly dance stage spectacular by BELLYDANCE EVOLUTION, performing with this cast in April 2015, in Johannesburg. She is also responsible for "Shimmy for Shelter" and "Helping Hips" fundraising initiatives which are in aid of animal welfare as well as the Cancer Association of Namibia! Sascha recently received gold at the IFAA and the Namibian Championships for Performing Arts.

McBreaton Pieters

Mcbreaton is the founder and owner of Fusion Funk Dance Studio, where he shares his passion for dance and theatre with his studentsHis studio combines many different dance styles of dance , including creative dance , Latin , Ballroom, Hip-Hop and others on a performance platform to build confidence and self esteem levels of our dancers.

Mcbreaton received his Ballroom training from Dance Domain Namibia in 2012 and Contemporary from the College of the Arts. He is a natural hip-hop and break-dancer and has performed at many corporate events.

Mcbreaton believes it’s important to provide the opportunity for dancers to pursue high quality training in dance, to educate others in the history of various dance techniques and unleash the full potential in all students,

He will be teaching, Fusion Funk, Latin Ballroom & Sokkie during the Dance Week.

Sven-Eric Mueller

Sven-Eric Müller grew up in Namibia. He graduated from the Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town in 2012. After joining Bovim Ballet as an apprentice for Romeos Kiss in 2011, he did 3 more seasons with Bovim Ballet. In April 2013 he worked in Australia as a freelance artist and rejoined Bovim Ballet in 2014 as a soloist. He joined the Fugard Theatre staring in many shows such as The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and West Side Story to mention a few. Through 2015  to 2018 he continues to perform in many shows as leading and understudy roles. His highlight in 2016 was choreographing the fabulous Cathy and the Trolley Dollies at Gate69. 

In mid 2018 Sven-Eric formed Haus of Müller and marks the beginning of a new venture, it’s his creative hub through which he offers workshops, choreography and all thing creative. Haus of Müller is currently working on its newest project Aivilo (a contemporary ballet) which will premier at the NTN in Windhoek at the end of November 2018. Sven-Eric is very excited to join the dance week again for its 10 year anniversary!

Carmen Waldeck

Carmen completed her Bachelor Degree in Dance Education in the Netherlands, majoring in classical Ballet and Jazz dance. After teaching dance to various age groups in the Netherlands and Australia, she returned to Swakopmund and is now teacher and owner of Dance Factory Swakomund. Carmen will be teaching Show Jazz and Dance Fun for Kids during the Dance Week. Dance Fun is a fun class where young children learn about different dance styles and aspects of dance in a playful and creative way.

Alex Mogaviri

From 2012, Alex began teaching Hip Hop classes in Zimbabwe through work shops and continued to further his training under various Hip Hop associations such as Zim's Finest Dance Group, ZINA, and 8-Count Dance Company.

In 2013 Alex started teaching workshops/  classes at the University of Namibia  and  Fusion Funk Dance Studio. In mid-2014, Alex Co-founded the Beat Revolution Hip Hop Dance Studio aimed at Hip Hop competitiveness, furthering a student's potential in Hip Hop dance and exploring the many types and styles within the art.

Alex has competed with his team in various competitions over the past two years, with their most recent triumph in Rustenburg, South Africa, attaining Gold medals in their Hip Hop category at the South African Championships of Performing Arts 2016. 

Margaret Coetzee

Margaret stated taking line dancing classes in Windhoek about ten years ago,  After moving to Swakopmund, she decided to start teaching her own line dancing classes (2013). This has grown to where she now teaches 4 classes as week.  

"We have had great success in turning this hobby into more as we have now not only won numerous awards, we have also qualified to represent Namibia at the International World Championship of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles this year.  As this trip would simply have been too expensive to do, we decided to rather go to Italy where we participated in and attended one of the most popular line dancing festivals and competitions in Europe - the annual Voghera Country Festival in Italy. 

In addition, we have also qualified to go to Spain with the IFAA next year."

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