Adriana Mendes started to dance at the age of five in her home country Brazil . She came to Sweden some years ago with the strong determination to create a dance school.
Thanks to skills, patience and energy (like a small nuclear plant) she is now the owner of a very popular dans school in Gothenburg named Adrianas Danshus
A month ago she won the price Settler of the year, pioneer in the west 2011
The Governor of the region handed over the price at a special ceremony in the residence in central Gothenburg.
In the picture: Adriana and her brother Aldo (also a skilled dancer) teaching salsa at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg/Sweden. (click on photo to see hi res version)