Lady Maren and Steve Ciki (MSkiz) have worked together since 2014. Together they formed MSKiz and founded Can I Kiz It Productions. They have since won 2 US National Kizomba Championships, ranked 2nd in the 2014 International Kizomba Open (Madrid), and were finalists in the 2015 Semba competition “CERTEZA” (Paris). They have taught in Europe and around the US, and give regular classes in Philadelphia.
Lady Maren is known for her musicality, fluidity, and vibrant energy both on the dance floor and stage. Dance has always been as essential to her as breathing. She uses Kizomba, Semba, and other Afro Rhythms as a bridge to reunite descendants of the African Diaspora.
Originally from Guadeloupe (French Caribbean), Steve grew up listening to Zouk music. The first time he heard Kizomba Music, it felt like something he knew, something he grew up with… It reminded him of his childhood in the Caribbean Islands, feelings of freedom, happiness, and sharing. Dancing Kizomba since Fall 2013, it became a natural expression for him, a translation of his lifestyle as a lover of Kizomba and its Angolan roots into something he could share with others. Steve is known for his energy on stage as well as on the dancefloor, where you will always find him dancing.