Frederico is from Lisbon, Portugal. He started dancing when he was invited by a friend at the age of 14, to join a dance class. It wasn’t long before he was addicted and he was attending classes every day after school. Going on to successfully represent his beloved Portugal in many International competitions winning many awards and trophies. Whilst competing, Frederico realised that the next step in his career should be teaching as he had so much knowledge, experience and passion for dance which he had to pass on. He started teaching children and adults at the famous Ballroom & Latin dance school in Portugal, Alunos De Apolo.
He is a certified teacher by the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA) of Ballroom and Latin dance passing his exams with the highest accreditation. More recently, Frederico has made the transition of being Judged to being a Judge after an invitation to assist at DanceSport Scotland competition in Falkirk.