Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other prominent international instructors, Vinny became deeply immersed in the dance and culture of Brazilian Zouk.
Vinny is now an active member of the NYC Zouk community who hosts events and teaches at home, and DJs at zouk events and festivals. As DJ Viscious, Vinny plays a healthy blend of different zoukable genres- embracing evolution without forgetting the roots.
Armed with an infectious smile and abundant energy, Vinny lights it up the dance-floor wherever he goes.