almost two years of training (private lessons, workshops, and
dance troops), and teaching salsa, I decided to go to Cuba and
immerse myself in the culture that contributed so much to Salsa.
During my stay, I met family, studied at the University of Havana
and danced every day and night. When I left Cuba, I had gotten
what I went for - the nod of approval and they told me, "Now
you dance like a Cuban girl."
came home a different dancer and infinitely inspired as a student
and as a teacher. Cuba was only the beginning. Since then I
have taught classes, workshops, private lessons and special
events in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, Santa
Rosa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Sonoma etc. I have danced and performed
in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York.
In the past few years, I have been teaching salsa and casino rueda in the Bay Area for group classes, special workshops and private lessons. I was in Cuba for 3 weeks between Dec. 2008 and Jan. 2009 to visit with family, dance and study. Upon returning from my trip, I taught at the Bay Area Salsa Rueda Festival in February 2009. I was also in Cuba for 3 weeks between Dec. 2009 and Jan. 2010. I am currently studying in the area of Cuban popular dance: danzon, son, and chachacha and also guaguanco (rumba).
I am currently guest lecturing at UC Berkeley for Cuba class as a dance instructor, teaching at La Casa Restaurant in Sonoma, and teaching private lessons and for special events.