Farah Dawood
De Morais

Farah is formally trained in ballet, jazz and hip hop and has been a professional commercial dancer for 13 years. She loves performing and strongly believes in constant improvement in her craft and exploration in other dance forms.

Her love story

It all began in 2008 and she has been honing the art of Brazilian Samba ever since. She trained Samba and Afro-Brazilian dance with Carlos Roberto Oliveiro at Arte Ponto Com-Escola de Dancas in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She continued to train with Mishel Finlayson of Sambaliscious (Australia) and has represented Singapore in various International Samba Queen Competitions.

Farah is proud to be a co-founder and principal of the Singapore School of Samba (SSS), Singapore’s 1st and only Samba school, instructing Samba no Pe in its truest form with a team of dedicated and experienced Samba professionals. She is deeply honoured and happy to represent SSS to conduct Samba workshops and perform at Singapore’s first Samba festival, Viva O Samba and also around the region like Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon and Sarawak. She is also a proud co-organiser of Singapore’s most authentic annual Brazilian festival “Ritmo do Brasil”, which is in its 7th year running, with an impressive lineup of Brazilian performances by international artistes representing different Brazilian art forms.

Farah is excited about what she and Nor Dee Dee will contribute to the education of the growing culture of Samba in Singapore. Vamos Sambar!


1st Runner Up
International Samba Queen Competition (Rainha da Bateria)
– Coburg Samba Festival 2014 (Germany)

Solo Finalist
2nd Australasian Samba Queen Competition (2017)

Singapore Represent
1st Australasian Samba Queen Competition
Solo and Group Category

Notable Appearances

Guest Artiste Performance
“One Night in Brasil” with The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Malaysian Batucada band – Terca & Quinta (2012)

Guest Artiste Performance
with Movimento Simples Batucada band at Rainforest World Music Festival (2017)

  • Night Festival 2008 (with Bloco Singapura)
  • Grand Opening of Marina Bay Sands
  • Guest performances for Mastercard and One Utama (Kuala Lumpur) and countless Brazilian festivals in the South-East Asian region.


  • Singapore’s first Samba Festival – Viva O Samba (2015/2017)
  • Rainforest World Music Festival (2017)