Sara Lopez – Kizomba Queen

saralopezHOMETOWN:

Madrid, Spain

Best Known For:

Kizomba 

Sara Lopez is an influential instructor and performer in the Kizomba dance scene.

Sara López was born in 1986 and started dancing at the age of five.  She studied ballet for 15 years and obtained an honors certificate from The Royal Ballet of London. While at the Royal Ballet she supplemented her training with flamenco, contemporary dance, and various jazz and funk courses. She joined the Ballet Joven África Guzmán for four years as well. At sixteen, Sara got into Belly dance and Hip Hop, and at age 19 she became involved in salsa and latin dances.  Sara taught online salsa, bachata and bachatango workshops with various dance partners for three years.

At age 22 she traveled to L.A. (California, USA) to step up her dance training and choreography skills. She took more courses on contemporary dance, ground and aerial ecrobatics, etc. She gave hip-hop, latin and kizomba classes, while also working as a dancer for video spots and TV programs. She started Kizomba in late 2009 dancing in a show with Albir Rojas and competing in the qualifying rounds of the Africadançar contest in Madrid.  They were selected to represent Spain in the Africadancar international championship and earned second place in the 2010 event. Following this competition she started giving workshops and performing all over Europe, but her popularity increased through the dissemination of her videos on Youtube and social networks. This gave her the international fame that has allowed her to travel throughout Europe, North America, Central America, Asia and Oceania.

Sara and Albir discontinued their dance partnership in September, 2013. She is currently continuing her solo career, giving workshops and performing all over the world.

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