|SUMMER SALSA WEEKENDER 2017 : Instructor Profiles
Sue first got into the Salsa groove about 20 years ago and went on to teach with Andre & Charifi at Manchester's
Copacabana Nightclub. Sue is a qualified UKA Salsa Dance Instructor who runs her own classes in the Warrington &
Wigan areas where she hosts regular Salsa Party Nights and delivers workshops for students, organisations and
schools. Sue has visited Cuba on numerous occassions to develop her knowledge of Salsa, Son & Rumba.
Juan Munoz is a qualified dance instructor and choreographer, borm in Havana, Cuba. Juan started training and
learning dance in Cuba as a 15 year old and studied at the University of Havana for 11 years. A graduate of dance,
specialising in Afro Cuban dance Rumba and Yoruba, Salsa, Son, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha.
Susan Milner started dancing as a 9 year old and has gained all IDTA certificates in Latin American and Ballroom
dance. She has given performances in Salsa and arranges dance workshops and events.
Farah Portela is the Director of Tumbao, which is the premier school for Cuban Salsa in Scotland. Farah, who was
born in Havana, Cuba is a Rueda De Casino Master and was the first person to teach Cuban Salsa and La Rueda in
Rohan is an established instructor based in the Midlands who places particular emphasis on ensuring that his students
have a great time whilst learning to dance. His classes focus mainly on style and natural body movement, with
teaching influences that include Cuban & New York Salsa. Rohan regularly hosts Salsa Nights, Weekenders and
Congresses as well as finding the time to run his " One stop Salsa Shop Salsa Fever " and organising Salsa Dance
holidays. A great time is guaranteed when Rohan is around..
DJ Javier La Rosa a winner of the Most Popular Cuban DJ award is one of the most exciting latin DJ's on the scene
today. Javier came from Havana, Cuba and has been DJing since his arrival in 2004, playing Salsa and Timba
Cubana, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop and R n B to suit any occasion.
Peter is a qualified UKA dance instructor based in Tyne & Wear who has visited Cuba on numerous occassions to
continue his professional development. Peter is a lover of the Cuban dance style with a particular passion for La
Rueda. He places emphasis on the basics, confidence building and ensures most importantly, that his students have
fun. He says its fun when it works and even funnier when it doesnt.
Davide "Rumberito" Buffon was born in Italy and is an exceptionally talented Rumba prodigy trained by Maykel
Fonts. Davide will perform and teach at the event Davide dances in the best Italian Nightclubs and for Bands such as
Los Van Van, Pupy, Bamboleo, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Maykel Blanco.
Ze Braga was born in Brazil and at an early age he began to study Brazilian Folklore Dances and Capoiera and has
performed with some of the most prestigeous Brazilian Dance Companies. Ze is a talented dancer and acrobat, his
unique style is characterised with amazing jumps and quick pasitos. Ze was the first artiste to bring Brazilian Style to
Cuban Salsa realizing Brasil Cubano style .
ILaria was born in Italy and now lives in Brazil and following her passion for Cuban Salsa studied at the Conjuncto
Folklorico Nacional De Cuba. ILaria is a Dance Teacher of Ballet, Cuban Salsa and Ladies Styling. She has talent
and energy and her unique style is characterised by her elegance and fantastic choreographies.
Oscle trained at the Escuela Nacional de Tropicana in Cuba and spent 4 years as a solo artiste for the Ballet De
Tropicana in Havana and went on to tour Europe. Oscle starred in the hit Soy De Cuba as lead dancer and has
gained great popular and critical acclaim across Europe. Oscle is weell regarded and his talents have taken him
around the world.
Lisandra trained at the Academia Nacional Del Ballet Espanol De Cuba and spent four years touring Europe with
Havana Rakatan and been the lead dancer at Cuba's Cabaret Tropicana and Cabaret Parisienne. Lisandra has
performed at many of Cuba' and Europes leading Festivals and is a much sought after dancer whose talents have
taken her around the world.
Alain comes from a strong Afro Cuban religeon and dance background and leaned to dance at Casa de la Cultura in
Habana and is equally at home teaching Salsa, Rumba, Mambo, Danzon, Cha Cha Cha, Mozambique, Pilon and
all those elegant dances they used to do in the salons.
Alain was voted Salsa Teacher of the year in 2012 and and is a regular Teacher, Performer and DJ at many
Festivals and Congresses.
Les ( Mancuban ) has been dancing and teaching Salsa in Manchester and Chester for 15 years and have made
regular study trips to Cuba to develop their knowledge.
Lorraine ( Mancuban ) has been dancing and teaching Salsa in Manchester and Chester for 15 years and have
made regular study trips to Cuba to develop their knowledge.
Mac n Nia KIZOMBA POWER have Trained in Lisbon with the best of the best in the world from Angola and
Cape Verde and with a combined experience of 15 years in dancing, teaching and spreading the African moves of
Kizomba and Semba.
Kizomba Power intends to bring back to Kizomba the sensual tradition of this African dance that is taking Europe
and the World to its feet.
Yersin, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, started dancing at an early age. Yersin has been in the UK for approx 12 years and
has established himself as one of the leading Cuban Instructors teaching dances such as Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, La
Rueda, Rumba, Guaguanco, Y Bailes Aftro Cubanos in different Clubs and events throughout the UK and now runs
the successful Salsafro Dance School in the Northeast.
Yersin is an energetic person who brings excitement and joy through his dance.
Elena BIO coming soon
Unfortunately due to a recent dance injury, Elena will be unable to attend and partner Davide this year.
Pele & Ana, Dancer & DJ and his dance partner Ana, were born in Barcelona and currently teach bachata and salsa
at Bailongu dance school, also being the directors of Touch Barcelona (Ataca y La Alemana coed company).
Edson Monterio & Sally Green As Founders of KSF (Kizomba Soul Family) Edson & Sally aim to promote the
Kizomba dance and culture throughout the world, with an emphasis on moves, execution, understanding of african
music patterns and trends.
Niurka Aguero was born in Santiago de Cuba and she went to Vocational School of Art Eva Jose Maria Heredia,
Then she began education at the National School of Art in Havana and graduated as a dancer, teacher and
choreographer of modern dance and folk.
Gerardo De Armas Sarria, was born in Cuba and is fully accomplished in Rumba music and is a renowned rumba
master and ex Yoruba Andabo singer now based in the UK
Eudora, was born in Nigeria and is the Co Founder of Kizomba Merseyside and trained under Eddy Vents and
Afrolatin Connection of Porto Portugal
Eudora will be teaching and DJing at the event.
Jerry DJ Royce! Aka Jerry David is originally from Nigeria but currently resides in the UK-Manchester. He grew up
in an environment that enjoys several genres of music such as Motown classics, RnB, Hip Pop and Classical music.
Having had such an amazing taste for good music, from 2010 he was keen to understand the melodious dynamics
around Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba music. This made him take on Salsa classes of various styles such as Colombia,
Cuban, NY & LA and now enjoys dancing socially.
Martin is one of the founding partners of Latin Caliente and Bachata-Licious. He is a well known Salsa Dj in the
Northwest alongside DJ Royce. He has also sought to share his passion of sensual bachata.
Martin will be Teaching and DJing at the event.
Unfortunately the previously advertised Ray Herrera will be unable to attend due to passport problems.