Born and raised in the São Tome and Principe Islands, Edmilson da Cruz Botelho has always lived surrounded by music.

His rhythm builds on the African traditional dances that he has learned while in his home country, including usôa, puíta, funaná, kadance (kizomba), and semba. At the age of 17, Edmilson moved to Porto, and soon after that, he discovered Lindy Hop. His passion for dance led him to become a Lindy Hop, Blues, Authentic-Jazz, Solo Blues and Afro-Jazz teacher.

For him, dance is all about feeling, groove and joy!