PROFESSIONAL DANCE INSTRUCTOR ~ CHOREOGRAPHER ~ PERFORMER
Professional dancer, Edilson Lima was born and raised in Brazil. He has been dancing since the age of 12, and has trained extensively, dedicating his life to teaching and performing. Edilson’s dance background stems from ballet, jazz and modern dance. He is recognized for teaching the Brazilian dances of Samba, Pagode, Lambada, Forró, and Batucada. He is also known for his knowledge of fitness through classes like Step, Cardio Funk, and Lamba Aerobica.
Edilson has worked with the Best Dancers, Choreographers, Actors, Producers, Directors, Singers, and Musicians in his native Country Brazil, after several TV Shows, Commercials, Musicals, Performances, Workshops, Edilson has been established as one of the most incredible entertainers. He is a High spirited and outgoing Brazilian performer and Instructor. Edilson, has performed in Geneva Switzerland, Cannes and Nice France, and Hamburg Germany, Today he is a well recognized and honored Entertainer and performer in Chicago, where he leads the Samba 1 Brazilian Dance group and also works for Chicago Samba Band performing all over the U.S. He’s also an incredible experienced Teacher working for schools and Universities in Chicago, Edilson’s Sambody’s DVD brazilian workout won the Telly’s Award for outstanding work. Multi tasking as a Interpreter, Portuguese Teacher and Entertainer, Edilson is definitely one of the greatest Brazilian representatives in the U.S.
Edilson’s favorite dance partners, Vanessa Luiz and Mariana Urraburu, also from Sao Paulo will be joining Edilson in Carnaval Brasileiro of the Twin Cities (Vanessa for the 6th straight year, Mariana for the first time!)