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 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
617-938-7871 Saori DeSouza
Current teaching location
105 Rumford Ave Newton MA
International Dancesport Club
54 Lincoln Street Newton MA
20 Stedman Street
Brookline MA 02446
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!
105 Rumford Ave Auburndale MA