Founder and Director
A native of Brisbane, Australia, Mishel grew up surrounded by dance, with her parents passing on their love of ballet and ballroom, however it wasn’t until her first trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2003 that she developed her passion for Brazilian dance.
Mishel has spent the past 20 years travelling back and forth to Rio, studying extensively under the guidance of Brazilian Samba Queens, developing exclusive business contacts with the Carnival industry and becoming fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.
For the past 10 years she has conducted her Sambaliscious Rio Carnival Tours, which have introduced over 500+ foreigners to the magnificent City of Samba!
Mishel hosts the Australasian Samba Competition, a weekend of immersive workshops and competition welcoming professional and semi professional samba dancers from the Australasian region.