Caroline has been teaching Zouk since 2013 and has a Bachelor’s degree in teaching dance from the University of Amsterdam (AHK).

Her vision is to create an inclusive, welcoming space where everyone can join and enjoy the benefits of dance and movement. Through her extensive knowledge and training in other styles as ballet, jazz, contemporary, West African, heels, urban, contact improvisation, bachata, gymnastics, barre, yoga and pilates, she helps her students better understand their bodies and improve their posture and alignment to dance and move safely and comfortably.

She focuses on solid dance technique, as well as social dance skills and etiquettes, connection, expression and creativity.

She is also passionate about training teachers to teach dance and helping community leaders build their scenes, and teaches at and organizes Brazilian Zouk intensives and festivals around the world.

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Caroline took her first dance lessons in the UK at the age of five, where she joined the Royal Academy of Dance program in classical ballet, which she continued until the age of thirteen. In her adolescence, Caroline also joined a gymnastics team and competed in local and regional gymnastics competitions.

In 2012, Caroline started dancing Salsa, Bachata, and Brazilian Zouk. By September 2013 she began teaching Zouk Lambada and Rio Zouk with Nicolas Nelson in Copenhagen. They have also given workshops in Lambazouk and performed at the Berlin International Zouk & Samba Congress, June 2014.

In 2013, Caroline was admitted to Sceneindgangen Dance Studio‘s one-year preparatory dance program, specializing in modern dance. She graduated in May 2014, and then continued her studies at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK), where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Dance).

In 2018 she also took a Barre education, and in 2020 a reformer pilates education at the yoga & pilates studio Senses in Copenhagen.

From 2019 to 2020 she was living in Amsterdam, where she taught Barre classes at Studio191 and Zouk classes at Mirror Centre. When she came back to Denmark, she taught barre and reformer pilates at Senses, barre and dance classes at YoStudio, and yoga classes at Joga.

In 2020 opened a physical location for Inflow in Østerbro in Copenhagen, which she kept open until 2022 while still traveling to teach for weekenders and congresses. In 2022 she started traveling full-time for Zouk and as such closed the physical location for Inflow.

Caroline organizes and teachers at intensives and festivals, like Rio Zouk Holiday, ZoukMX, and Maui Zouk Bubble with Joe Sandoval.

Vision

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Caroline wants to create a safe space for people to explore and learn about themselves and each other through dance. Dance is for her a way of expression, a way of communication, and a way to meditate and find a sense of calm in a busy world. She believes that dance has something to offer for everyone. For children, teens, adults and elderly. For those who have never danced before and those with years of experience. For those with fully functioning bodies and minds, and those with injuries, handicaps, and illnesses. It is much more than exercise, but with all the benefits of exercise. Dance trains coordination, strength, flexibility, agility, balance, kinesthesia, body language, physical communication, and physical interaction. It teaches life skills, such as self-confidence, respect, tolerance, patience, and courage. It teaches us how to interact with one another in a valuable way, and how to gives us a safe place to meet and interact with new people.

Caroline & Brazilian Zouk

Caroline fell in love with Brazilian Zouk the moment she saw it at a Salsa & Kizomba social at Bar7 in Copenhagen. The flow, the connection, the energy and sensuality of the dance was immediately appealing to her. She knew instantly that she had to learn it. She trained intensively with Nicolas Nelson, who taught her the basics of Zouk Lambada. When she moved to Amsterdam, she took classes, workshops and privates with as many teachers as possible, learning about the different styles and ways of dancing Zouk and carefully studying the similarities and differences. She started teaching Zouk in Copenhagen in 2014.

Caroline has given Zouk workshops at Berlin Zouk Congress, Amsterdam Zouk Congress, Valentine’s Dance Weekend in Halmstad, Copenhagen Kizomba Royal Festival, Helsingborg Brazilian Zouk Weekend, Copenhagen Salsa Festival, Crazy Lion BachaKiz, and Copenhagen Bachata Festival, Dutch Zouk, Alianca Zouk, Ilha do Zouk, Canada Zouk Congress, Cologne Zouk Festival, ZoukMX, YoZouk, Forzouk, Colombia Secret Retreat & Festival, and Underground Zouk Festival.

She has also taken the Zouk teacher's courses at Dutch Zouk Congress, ZoukDevils, at Rio Zouk Congress, and at ZoukMX, and taught at and organized the teacher's course at ZoukMX. She has trained the local teachers in Medellin, Colombia and now runs a month-long teacher training as a part of the 100 hours training at ZoukMX.

Together with Fabricio Duraes, she has written an ebook on Brazilian Zouk.

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CV

2020- Owner and teacher of Inflow
Barre, Reformer Pilates teacher at Senses
Barre and dance teacher at Yostudios
Yoga trainer at Joga
2019-2020 Barre teacher at Studio 191, Amsterdam
2018-2019 Barre teacher at Senses, Copenhagen
2018 Graduation as Bachelor of Arts in Education (Dance) at the AHK in Amsterdam
2016 Started her school Zonen for dans & bevægelse in Copenhagen
2014 Finished 1-year intensive at Sceneindgangen