Henry Velandia - Ry'el

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Artist Bio

Ry’el (Henry Velandia ) Performer, choreographer, instructor, and Creator of ZenZouk , a method of teaching Brazilian Zouk lambada and overall body movement through multiple exercises and philosophies based on the “elements” Including earth water fire, and air- as symbols for analyzing dance and personal movement. 

Ry’el main aim is to educate and cultivate the appreciation and love for our instruments (our bodies) through mindfulness, body awareness, Solo movement, and partner dancing. Building a strong foundation of versatility by embracing the evolution of the classics techniques found in the origins of our dance (Lambada) and sharing his personal movement experiences and explorations in other dance forms.

His rich formal dance training in classical ballet, jazz, World Jazz, modern dance, Ballroom (International Latin), and social dances like Salsa, Bachata, cha-cha, and different Brazilian Zouk styles enables him to understand, share & create flavorful and fluid organic movement in each of his works as well in his teachings. His expressive sensuality and trained eye for technique through his Body and Mind connections philosophies make a unique class experience, online and in person.  

Ryel has traveled internationally and across the US - Teaching Salsa and then Brazilian Zouk and Lambada. He has competed in both styles, performed, and taught in many venues and well-respected events across the globe. He had the pleasure to work with his super talented beautiful sister Clo and currently with the Magical Jessica Lamdon. 

Interfusion Festival IX (Interfusio...

Jan

11

Thu, Jan 11, 2024 02:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Arlington, Virginia
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Lambada RISE with Ry’el

Oct

13

Fri, Oct 13, 2023 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cambridge, Massachusetts
🇺🇸 United States - North America
NYC Zouk Festival 2023 Beyond Edition

Oct

05

Thu, Oct 05, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
New York, New York
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Dallas Zouk & Lambada Festival 2023

Jul

13

Thu, Jul 13, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Addison, Texas
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Zouk Mountain Retreat 2023 with Ry'...

Jun

23

Fri, Jun 23, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Featherville, Idaho
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Canada Zouk Congress 2023

May

17

Wed, May 17, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Toronto, Ontario
🇨🇦 Canada - North America
Lambada Awakening with Ry’el

May

05

Fri, May 05, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Boston, Massachusetts
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Zouk Heat 2023

Mar

30

Thu, Mar 30, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Baltimore, Maryland
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Salsa In Hawaii Festival 2023

Feb

23

Thu, Feb 23, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Honolulu, Hawaii
🇺🇸 United States - North America
Interfusion Festival VIII (IF2023)

Jan

12

Thu, Jan 12, 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Arlington, Virginia
🇺🇸 United States - North America

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