Iris is originally from Angola. Trained at "The London Studio Centre" and with the late William Louther, Iris has worked with "Badejo Arts", "Kokuma Dance Company" and Sheron Wray. Iris has worked in the commercial sector also with artists such as Jay Z, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Robin Williams, Cher, Henrique Iglesias, Roll Deep and Tiggs Da Author. She trained in Classical/Jazz/Contemporary & Salsa Dance.She also trained in the style of Horton and Graham, Mat Mattox and Afro-Cuban Dance, traveling to Cuba for short periods to study with Conjunto Folclorico and ballet Cutumba. She was 2x UK Salsa champion and In 2006, Iris, successfully self funded, created and Directed "El Barrio-the real salsa musical" for a three night performance at Jackson's Lane theatre. She was also part of ADAD's Open Stage program at Pavillion Dance Bournemouth and toured the International Afro Latin festival circuit for over10 years with "La Rumba soy yo" "Muxima" and "Quitandeira" solo work.
More at www.irisdebrito.net
In the last twelve years, Iris has organised BATUKE International Festival in London and created her own dance instructors team promoting awareness of Afro - Luso culture. BATUKE! Festival is in its 9th year and has had many international artists, UK based artists as well as percussionists, DJs and stage theatre style performances.BATUKE! has been mainly self funded but it has attracted Arts Council funding in previous years also due to its artistic output and opportunity. BATUKE! Festival is accessible to all and is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the uniqueness of Afro -Luso culture.
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