Azlan originally from the United Kingdom, was Introduced to Kizomba in 2006 at a workshop by Kwenda Lima held in England. He is also credited with pioneering and growing the Kizomba scene in Malaysia since moving there in 2011.
He has taught dance to students as well as instructors all around the word including the UK, Africa, Australia and Asia, and currently runs regular dance classes at multiple venues in Malaysia where he resides.
Known for his humour and high energy in class, Azlan’s classes are always fun from beginner to advanced level. His ability to break down the technique, allows even the most inexperienced dancer to grasp the fundamentals of the dance, armed with the tools to improve their dancing even after the class has ended.
Mabel’s passion for dancing started early with her love for Latin dances. Upon completing her gold exam in the 5 Latin ballroom dances under the ISTD in 2004, she went to explore NY Salsa On2 under the guidance of Professor Gupson Pierre (Attitude Dance Singapore), and Gavin Chan (Outcast Dance Studio, Malaysia). She’s performed in international salsa congresses and festivals, including the LA Salsa Congress in 2005.
She was introduced to Kizomba by Azlan in April 2015 and never looked back since. Their combined passion in dance, coupled with Azlan’s vast experience in teaching and choreography, has created a dynamic force in KL and around Asia for Kizomba.
They taught and performed kizomba at the Penang Salsa Festival, MY/SG Joint Salsa Festival, Hong Kong Sensual Workshop, Afro Latin Invasion Asia, Osaka International Latin Festival, KK Kizomba and Salsa workshops to name a few.
Mabel currently conducts classes for Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba with her dance partner, Azlan. Her undying passion in salsa and kizomba continues to drive her to learn and spread the love and knowledge of dance.