Rio Projekt is a world renowned, pioneering Brazilian Performance Company. The only Brazilian show in Australia with an entire cast of professional artists who perform at an elite level in Brazil and Rio Carnaval.


Rio Projekt brings the most extravagant and authentic experience of Carnaval to every performance with an unrivalled calibre of Brazilian entertainment. The powerhouse ensemble features official Brazilian dancers (Passistas) from Rio Carnaval, Brazilian drummers, Brazilian band, vocalists, acrobats, Capoeira performers and multi talented artists.


From our highly acclaimed stage production, The Carnaval Experience to event entertainment, Rio Projekt delivers the ultimate Brazilian show, straight from the source, infused with our unique edge and complete with the most grandiose costumes from top Carnaval designers.


Directed by internationally acclaimed Choreographer and Australia’s most recognised Brazilian dance director, Sashya Jay, the creation of Rio Projekt was inspired by the ensemble’s extensive work both in Brazil and the Brazilian entertainment industry in Australia for over 15 years.


Dedicated to upholding artistic integrity, progressing Brazilian culture and forging new paths, Rio Projekt is setting the global benchmark as the Brazilian show of a new era.


Fierce. Magnificent. Inspiring. Edgy.






Rio Projekt is the only Brazilian entertainment company with a full cast of artists who travel to Brazil regularly to perform, train and perfect their artistry. The majority of our performers are not only Brazilian by heritage, they are dedicated artists who live and breathe their craft.


The ensemble also includes commercially trained dancers who spend significant time in Brazil and immerse themselves in the culture. Rio Projekt’s strict selection process requires that all artists meet this specific criteria in order to be part of the ensemble.

Rio Projekt’s multi skilled artists are versed in Samba no pé, Bateria Brazilian drumming, Brazilian Funk, Acrobatics, Capoeira, Afro Brazilian, Breakdance, Contemporary, Samba Pagode, Samba Enredo, Axe, Pagodâo, Samba de Gafieira, Samba Rock and commercial music and dance.

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Meet The Artistic Director

Our director, Sashya Jay has been at the forefront of both the Brazilian show and entertainment industry throughout her career. Sashya has worked with some of the largest corporate brands, media, events and artists in Australia and internationally as a creative director, choreographer and Brazilian dancer. Her extensive portfolio of work includes:

  • Sydney Mardi Gras Best Choreographer Award and Runner Up for Best Choreography Award

  • Camilla With Love “From Rio With Love” Collection Campaign 

  • Channel 7 Rio 2016 Olympics broadcasts and events

  • Cronulla Sharks half time entertainment choreographer 

  • Official Australian Olympic Team events including the Uniform Launch and Welcome Home Events for Rio 2016.

  • The Australian Cancer Council “Dancing with The Stars” Samba dance Choreographer

  • KIA Motors Commercial, Brazilian dancer

  • TVSN Brazilian Gem Collection launch, Samba dancer

  • Jason Derulo on The X-Factor, Brazilian dancer

  • James Arthur on The X Factor and Channel 7 Sunrise, Performing Artist

  • Unveiling of the FIFA World Cup 2014 Match Ball for Adidas on Channel 7

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With thanks to our designers:

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