Growing up just outside of Boston, somewhat removed from family, didn’t stop DJ Rob from eventually tapping into his Cape Verdean heritage. While his cousins were dancing Passada, he was discovering hip-hop and R&B—but that didn’t stop him from finding his way back.
After a few false starts and some convincing, he became an admirer of Kizomba, and decided to take to the dance floor. Having classes under his belt, his dance journey continued with the introduction of Urban Kiz through a fellow dancer. Rob was immediately hooked to the musicality and its fusion of traditional Kizomba style with hip-hop and R&B.
This full circle moment changed the game for him. Today, he continues to be inspired by festivals, socials, and classes that cultivate the community found in the Kizomba and Urban Kiz genres.
When he’s not following Celtics games, you can catch him in the booth spinning, on the floor dancing, or in class teaching—all the ways he can express his love for the culture.