Erica is from Rio and loves everything related to dance. She says â€“ “For me, it is the most beautiful way of someone expressing their emotions”. Erica did folk dancing all throughout her childhood and growing up in Brazil. When she arrived in London in 2010 she started the Brazilian martial art Capoeira and is now also training to be a Capoeira teacher. She first met Kleber and Anna when they all took part in the Rio Flag Handover to the London Olympics 2012 and fell in love with Samba de Gafieira style. She began training with Kleber and Gladys shortly afterwards and has now started learning Zouk Lambada with Kleber, Anna and Eva. Erica is an enthusiastic, energetic and patient class assistant and is always smiling and ready to dance.