Pamela Gaizutyte has been dancing since she was 5 years old performing traditional Lithuanian folk dancing for years until she found her passion in Lindy Hop at the age of sixteen. In 2009, she began working at Hoppers’ Dance Studio in her hometown of Vilnius, where she surrounded herself with rhythm on a daily basis by practicing, performing, and teaching Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz. Holding the position of head judge at the Lindy Hop Classic Couples competition in Vilnius solidified her as a leading figure in the Lithuanian Lindy Hop movement. Showcasing the dance she loves is evident in the contest she enters, winning numerous Jack & Jill contests all over Europe. In 2012, Pamela started teaching internationally; teaching in Finland, Hungary, and in 2013 toured in the United States for the first time. A fabulous dancer, who has been wowing crowds with spirit in performances and inspiring her students through her knowledge and joy of the dance, Pamela is just getting started and can’t wait to share it all on her travels.
Felix is a swing dance instructor, performer, choreographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. Like any other swedish dancer he started in the swedish competition scene. He started at the age of nine and with bugg as his main style. One year later he took his first basic six count step in Boogie Woogie and has since then never stopped.
At the age of 16 he made his first visit to Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden and fell in love with the African American social dances of the swing era such as Lindy hop, Vernacular Jazz, Charleston and Tap. He has since then tried to inspire and learn everything that he can and develop his skill of dancing, music and teaching. He wants to pass on this knowledge to people all over the world. He is a strong believer of the freedom and the authentic style of the dance and the connection you create with your partner and the music.
He sees swing dancing as a way to bring people together and bring happiness in to their life. Because when he dances that’s is all he can think about and express. Pure happiness!