Founder / Artistic Director
Sashya Jay de Brito is Australia’s most recognised Brazilian Show Director and an internationally renowned Artistic Director, Choreographer and Performing Artist. She has featured in multi-award winning performances in Rio Carnaval and the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Sashya has performed around the world - Hong Kong, Cuba, Fiji, USA - and at an elite level in Rio Carnaval since 2017. She has paraded as a Passista (professional Samba dancer) for three of Rio’s top Samba schools - Imperio Serrano, Paraiso do Tuiuti and Academicos do Salgueiro (including the Champions Parade with both Tuiuti and Salgueiro in 2018 and 2019) - and as a Musa/Rainha das Passistas (Queen of Passistas) representing Imperio Serrano in 2020.
A powerhouse visionary, Sashya has directed, produced and starred in three major stage shows: The Carnaval Experience, Worlds In Motion and Flava of The Caribbean. The Carnaval Experience debuted at the Juniors Auditorium in May 2019 with an official launch show to a full house at The Factory Theatre in September 2019 followed by sold-out shows at the Uruguayan Club in 2020 and The Juniors Auditorium again in June 2021.
Sashya’s forte in Brazilian Samba has evolved through immersing herself in the culture as well as training and performing with the top Samba artists and aficionados in Brasil, the USA and Australia since 2005. She is one of only four international artists officially endorsed by Carlinhos Salgueiro (Rio’s King of Samba) and has taught Samba workshops around Australia and at the Brasil Samba Congress in Rio, the International Samba Congress and Samba Queen Competition in the USA.