Donnovan ST founded Kizomba Evolution together with Loes in February of 2015.
They came up with that name Kizomba Evolution because of the changes that the kizomba dance went through during the years, and because of the style that Donnovan has.
Donnovan has his own unique style wich is described as innovative, dynamic and fun.
Donnovan wasn't only the first dancer in The Netherlands with this Urban Kiz style, but also the first teacher in The Netherlands who teaches Urban Kiz.
Donnovan is at the moment the best Urban Kiz teacher in The Netherlands who is also specialized in the technical side of the dance. that means he knows the right way of teaching every technic of the tricks and steps.
Donnovan his roots are in Suriname, he lives in the Netherlands since 2001 and all of his life he was busy with sports and excercise.
Donnovan began in 1992 with competitive swimming, he has done this for 17 years and won different prices. After that he used his knowledge as a swimmer and became a coach of the swimming team.
His love for sports drove him to the training supervisor to Sport and exercise at CIOS (Centraal Instituut Opleiding Sportleiders). In his spare time Donnovan was also active in addition to competitive swimming with water-polo and basketball.
Donnovan came in touch with dancing for the first time in 2004. He started with Hip Hop before he found his passion for Kizomba through Salsa. After his first Kizomba workshop in 2013 Donnovan knew that he wanted to make this dance style his own.
Donnovan started with Kizomba, but found the Urban Kiz style more suitable to his background of dancing.
He started to take Urban Kiz workshops from some of the best teachers around.
His competitive attitude which he owned true his swimming career, made sure that he wanted to learn everything about it in a short amount of time, and that brought him to the level where he is now. His focus, drive and creativity helps him to constantly develop and improve his skills, technics and style.
Donnovan started organizing his own kizomba social for his students, because he wanted them to have the opportunity to practice what they had learned in the classes.
But Donnovan saw that the bigger parties were not to his standerds.
So he wanted to create bigger and better events where the focus is on a good atmosphere and dance floor for dancers.
So Donnovan started organizing bigger Kizomba and mixed Latin parties in the Netherlands. Such as the Euphoria events (Kizomba Euphoria, Euphoria Latin Vibes) and Striktly Evolution.
Just to give dancers the best experience to dance.