Dancesport Academy of New England
Dancesport Academy of New England    

Marcio DeSouza



Originally from Joao Pessoa-Brazil, Marcio DeSouza received his early training at Pallavolo Ballroom dance company, where he had the opportunity to tour in Brazil.  After, he attended Parana Faculty of Arts and Quaira Ballet School.  Marcio moved to Europe and danced with CeDeCe (from Portugal), where he performed in Spain and Portugal.  In 2002, he moved to the US to attend summer dance (ballet) programs at Harvard University and Jose Mateu School  During the Harvard program, Marcio was invited to dance with the Anna Mayer Dance Company, he stayed for five consecutive seasons.

 In 2007 Marcio returned to his first love in dance (ballroom and latin) with a lot more knowledge and passion to share.  Marcio has received the Top Teacher Award in major US competition since 2008, after competes with Saori DeSouza in Rhythm and Smooth Professionally, curently Marcio is competing in Rhythm with Monica Schauweker and also compete on WCS Circuit..  In 2011, a dream came true; Marcio and Saori Desouza started their own school: Dancesport Academy of New England! In less than 2 years, they received the Top Studio Award and became one of the top Ballroom and Latin Dance Schools in the Boston Area.



Saori DeSouza

DANE Owner/Teacher


Saori has been trained as a ballroom, latin, jazz dancer and performer; she looks back on an accomplished career, having performed at such illustrious locations in her original country in Japan. She found the beauty in International Standard and Latin style, and competed in both styles at higher levels as an amateur in her young age. After she came to this country, she had started exploring another beauty of expression in the new style of dancing - American Smooth and Rhythm with co owner Marcio DeSouza. A desire to share this passion with others led Saori to become an owner of DanceSport Academy of New England, August 2011. 

She is a former 9 Dance Competitor, and currently has a new partnership with Arko Beybutyan


Ceritificactions: Pro-DVIDA International Ballroom & Latin, Amrican Smooth & Rythum


2016 Eastern United Dancesport Championships Open Smooth Firnalist

2015 Commonwealth Classic Open Professional Smooth 2nd place

2014 Northeastern Open Invitational Dancesport Championships Open Professional Smooth Finalist

2014 Eastern US Dancesport Championship Showdance Champion

2014 Philadelphia Dancesport Championship Open Professiona Smooth Finalist

2014 Washigton Open Dancesport Competition Open Professional Smooth 4th place

2014 Danceing A la Carte Dancesport Championship Showcase 3rd place

2014 Commonwealth Classic Open Professional Smooth 5th Place

2014 Kings Ball Dancesport Competition Open Professional Smooth 4th place

2013 American Star Ball Open Professional Smooth Finalist

2013 Danceing A la Carte Dancesport Championship Open Professional Rhythm Finalist

2013 Dance Montreal Open Professional Smooth 2nd place 

2013 Dance Montreal Open Professional Rhythm 4th place 

2013 BBC & C A Legendary Celebration Open Professional Smooth 3rd Place

2012 Tri-State Dancespot Championship Open Professional Rhythm Finalist

2012 Yankee Classic & NE Dancesport Championship  Open Professional Rhythm Finalist

2012 Commonwealth Classic Open Professional Rhythm 5th place

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617-566-7850 Marcio DeSOuza

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Contact Us


Current teaching location 

Balera Ballroom

105 Rumford Ave Newton MA

International Dancesport Club

54 Lincoln Street Newton MA


Mailing Address

20 Stedman Street 

Brookline MA 02446

Tuesdays Group

Sunday Social Dance!

Let's start your new week with Marcio & Saori DeSouza  Sunday Social Dance at 6:00pm EVERY OTHER SUNDAY NIGHT! All levels, both indivisuals and a couple welcome! 


Location: Balera 

105 Rumford Ave Auburndale MA

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