A native of Brazil, Eve Antonello graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1998 and immediately started her career in balloons by opening her store Eve Balões. In 2002, Eve began teaching balloon decorating classes throughout Brazil and quickly started to be noticed as a pioneer in the Brazilian balloon community. Eve continued to gain more experience through seminars she attended in Brazil, the US, Europe, and Asia. Eve’s fascination with the “balloon universe,” as she likes to refer to it, continues to ignite her creativity and drives her to invent more efficient techniques to teach to her students.
Silvia Santos began working with balloons in 2003 in Philadelphia with the company So Festas. Since then Silvia has honed her craft, and in 2008 she united with Eve to partner in business and create the company Party Planet. This party supply store, originally based out of Brazil, has since moved to Pompano Beach, Florida. Silvia and Eve’s success was recognized in 2010 when they received the prestigious Brazilian Executive Award. Their status in the community quickly skyrocketed and earned them recognition in the Brazilian and Hispanic balloon communities worldwide.
Together they have received the honor of being highlighted in the Qualatex® yearly calendar and featured in Qualatex® catalogs worldwide as well as in BALLOON images magazine in both the US and Europe. Eve and Silvia are also pleased to be part of the select group of instructors sponsored by Pioneer® Balloon Company/Qualatex®, whereby they can share their knowledge throughout the US and several other countries. With a combined experience of 18 years in the balloon industry, along with their vivacious personalities, they are on balloon decorators’ “must attend” lists when teaching at any convention. Their ability to speak Portuguese (their native language), English, and Spanish has only opened the gateway for their expertise and knowledge to be shared with designers around the world.