****** LUCIA NOGUEIRA ******
Lucia is originally from Terceira, a small island in the Azores near Portugal. Lúcia has been dancing Kizomba for about 8 years, but really began her ascension to Kizomba royalty in 2012 when she competed in the AfricaDancar. After a very convincing performance, she partnered up with AfricanDancar winner, Bonaficio, and they taught together at the 2012 edition of Sensual Dance Madrid. Among her many notable accolades include a finalist standing in the Semba Challenge, and serving on the judging panel for the Kizomba Open in Spain. In addition to dancing Kizomba, Semba and other dance styles, Lucia is also well versed in Salsa, Hip-hop and West Coast Swing. Her teaching style incorporates a significant respect for the cultural roots of both Kizomba and Semba.