Emily Ryan and Phillip Gleeson, Australian dancers from the Melbourne-based performing arts company Strange Fruit, participated of one samba school in the second night of the parade.
The samba school União da Ilha chose childhood as its theme this year and came to Sambodrome with colourful floats and costumes.
Part of the "Commission of the Front" which introduces the school and set the mood and style of their presentation, the Aussie dancers were attached to flexible rods and drew applause from the openmouthed crowd.
"We rehearsed for two weeks, mostly to understand the Carnival and how to interact with the public," said the choreographer Phillip Gleeson.
"I couldn't stop smiling ," said Emily Ryan to the Brazilian website G1. "Everyone that works with arts know that the Carnival in Brazil is the most famous parade in the world. This is definitely one of the biggest moments in my career."