Jacob Heiss

Zouk Instructor

Jacob is a dedicated and passionate Zouk instructor at Latin Street with extensive experience in dance. He has been deeply involved in Zouk for over a decade and is known for his energetic teaching style and infectious enthusiasm. From 2015 onwards, Jacob developed the subsidiary Future Zouk to accomplish his community development goals within the global Afro Latin social dancing context. In 2018, this led to the creation of Future Zouk Chicago Congress, the first and largest annual festival of Brazilian zouk music, dancing, and culture in the Midwest providing a platform for hundreds of artists to share their passion and craftsmanship with thousands of attenders from all over the world. Jacob has served as a staff instructor for such styles as Bachata, Brazilian zouk, Kizomba, and more at some of the largest social dance studios in Chicago.