Megan Aponte-Payne

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Megan has been engaged with all things Samba for many years. She has danced it for over 5 years, speaks both Spanish and Portuguese, and has lived in South America immersed in the language, culture and dance. Megan started her samba journey with Danca Brazil in Adelaide, before moving to La Bomba to join their performance group.

Beyond the Salsabor family, Megan showcases her Samba talent at various different events. Megan was twice involved in Mardi Gras, including on the float that won ‘best choreography’ in 2015. She performed at the Adelaide Fringe Opening, Brazil Central, Adelaide Latin Festival and Multicultural Festival, as well as regularly performing at a restaurant gig. She has also attended Carnaval in Brazil.

Megan’s authentic, earthy Samba style has been developed through her years of engagement with Brazilian language, culture and dance. Her love for Brazil and Samba is something we can all learn from.