Please welcome Special guest teacher Sashya Jay to this year's National Samba Queen & King Competition
Please welcome! Special guest! Sashya Jay to this year's 2018 National Samba Queen and King Competition! We are excited to have her join us as special guest teacher / workshop instructor.
Sashya Jay is Australia’s most recognised Brazilian Samba Creative Director and Performing Artist. She is an internationally acclaimed Choreographer, Passista and Samba Professora endorsed by Carlinhos Salgueiro. Director of Rio Projekt, Samba Internacional and the Australia Samba Congress.
Sashya is an official Passista (professional Samba dancer) for three of Rio’s top Samba schools: Paraiso do Tuiuti, Academicos do Salgueiro and Império Serrano and she parades annually in the elite division of Rio Carnaval.
Sashya is one of only 4 artists worldwide officially accredited by Carlinhos Salgueiro (Rio’s famous King of Samba) to teach his signature style. She is amongst the stellar line-up of Samba Instructors at the annual Brasil Samba Congress in Rio and the International Samba Congress in Los Angeles. She runs regular courses and teaches workshops across Australia and internationally.
Sashya has choreographed an impressive array of stage shows as well as live and televised performances across Australia. She won the “Best Choreography” award at the Sydney Mardi Gras 2015 and Runner Up the following year. In 2016, Sashya also choreographed the Brazilian performances for the official “Welcome Home” events for the Australian Olympic Team in Sydney and Melbourne and the half-time performance for the Cronulla Sharks “Rio Round”.
Sashya has featured at major Brazilian events in Australia for over a decade, with nationally televised appearances on Channel 7, Channel 10, Channel 9 and shows such as The X Factor. She has also performed with renowned artists such as Carlinhos Salgueiro, Evelyn Bastos, Kellyn Rosa, Sergio Mendes, Jason Derulo, James Arthur, Todd McKenney and Chong Lim.
Sashya’s forte in Brazilian Samba has evolved through immersing herself in the culture as well as training and performing with the top Samba artists and aficionados in Brasil, the USA and Australia since 2005.
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