Junio Reis de Souza
Junio Reis de Souza was born in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerias), Brazil.
In the year 1999, he started learning dança de salão (Brazilian-style ballroom dance: forró, samba de gafieira, tango, bolero, soltinho, zouk and cha-cha-cha) in the professional dance school Academia Dançarte in Belo Horizonte. During this time at Academia Dançarte Junio has also attended different classes with renowned Brazilian dancers like Jaime Arôxa, Jomar Mesquita and Carlinhos de Jesus. During the past 6 years he has been working to expand the Brazilian dance forró giving classes in Germany (Aachen, Köln, Bonn, Stuttgart, Rostock and Düsseldorf) and other european countries like Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Russia and Poland.
In 2005 Junio founded the Forró Aachen association and since 2008, organizes every year the Forró Aachen dancing Festival. He is living in Germany since 2002 and is very glad today seeing more and more people dancing forró outside Brazil.