Donnovan ST founded Kizomba Evolution in February of 2015.
He came up with the name Kizomba Evolution because of the changes that the kizomba dance was going through, and also because of the style that he has.
Donnovan has his own unique style wich is described as unique, innovative, dynamic and fun. When Donnovan started teaching he wasn't only the first dancer who started dancing this Urban Kiz style in the Netherlands, but also the first Kizomba teacher in the Netherlands who started teaching Urban Kiz for all levels.
Donnovan is at the moment one of the best Urban Kiz teacher in The Netherlands who is specialized in the technical side of the dance. that means Donnovan teaches every student the right way, the best technic, nice tricks and steps of dancing.
Donnovan his roots are in Suriname, he lives in the Netherlands since 2001 and all of his life he was busy with sports and exercise.
Donnovan began in 1992 with competitive swimming, and has done this for 17 years and won many different prices. After that, he used his knowledge as a swimmer and became a coach of the swimming team at his swim team Arethusa in Oss the Netherlands. Donnovan still has some records in the club with his name on them.
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. and set his goals to becoming a better dancers, by practicing every day.
Donnovan started with Kizomba (traditinal dance), 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 this style 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. over the years Donnovan changed and improved his style.
In 2015 Donnovan also 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.
Today Donnovan has founded 2 of the biggest, most fun and populair Kizomba social dance parties in the Netherlands. 1st on the Monday in Amsterdam named # Kizomba (Hashtag Kizomba) and 2nd on the Teusday in Rotterdam (The only free kizomba social in the Netherlands) previous known as Kizomba Evolution Dance Night, and these days also known as Afterworkz.
Donnovan started organizing events, because he saw most of the bigger events were not to his standerds.
He knew he could do it better and started to organize bigger events where the focus was always on a good atmosphere and a better dance floor and sound system for the dancers.
Here some of the bigger Kizomba and Latin events Donnovan has and is organizing in the Netherlands. Kizomba Euphoria and Euphoria Latin Vibes, Striktly Evolution (collaborated with Striktly), and Kizomba City.
for everyone who loves and like this dance he also loves so much.
See more about all his events Here.