As Martha Graham says, “the greatest dancers are not great for their technical level, they are great for their passion”

History of the Festival


I’m Felicien Meli originally from Cameroon, a country in Central Africa, I started to take an interest in dance very early, already during school holidays I had fun interpreting and dancing to folk songs, as time went by, I became more and more passionate about dance and I started to participate in festivals around Italy.

I noticed that in the region where I live, (Veneto) there was no Kizomba event, and in 2015 as a response to the expectations of the kizomberi of the Verona area and province, I decided to organize this festival and living in this wonderful city Verona, which as a symbol it has an arena, from here I created its name: KIAF Kizomba Arena Festival

This Festival was created to unite teachers and students in a single world, that of the Kizomba, where not only you dance, but you know new people, you learn new styles and you combine passion and love.

Kizomba: be one big family!


                        Felicien Meli Nodem