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Samara Reis


A former London School of Samba Rainha da Bateria, Samara is a dancer from São Paulo with a background in Brazilian ballroom dance such as Samba de Gafieira, Forro, Lambazouk and other latin dance styles such as Salsa and Merengue.

She has a classical approach to samba with a focus on elegance and good posture. She has paraded in the São Paulo’s Carnival as a passista with Vai-Vai Samba School and has greatly performed in Europe and around the UK with many companies.

Some of the highlights in her career are performing with Will Smith on the Ant and Dec Show, winning the 2008 Rainha da Bateria competition held at Coburg International Samba Festival, NME Awards 2009, Brit Awards 2011, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013, 2014 and 2015 as well as appearances in various advertisements and television shows.

Samara has paraded with LSS numerous times at Notting Hill Carnival. In 2007, she choreographed the Comissão de Frente of LSS. In 2015, she was the winner of the Best Brazilian Dance Teacher Award at the Lukas Awards. Other works include teaching Zumba and water aerobics.

Being passionate about dance, well-being and health, Samara was awarded a bachelor of science with honours Nutrition in 2020.


Samara Reis
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