Jesse started his dance training with international Latin dances (Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, Rumba), as well as Standard dances before he started specializing in Salsa in 2001. Having been a successful competitor in ballroom dancing, he found the free style nature of Salsa both engrossing and challenging. He then started taking lessons with many of Toronto’s top instructors and has been actively training and teaching with UnitedSalseros shortly after the school was formed. He is also one of the two Sr. instructors that can teach UnitedSalseros strict training and teaching standards for both students and teachers. He was a member of Grupo Sabroso, a performer and trainer for the amateur professional dance troop Mambo Mosaic, and now heads the UnitedSalseros professional dance team comprising of the school’s most elite dancers. Jesse, along with his fiancée, Alicia, encompasses the best qualities that UnitedSalseros training has to offer; from advanced leading/following, consistent timing, musicality, dynamic styling, and more importantly, the skill and humility to advanced and further progress in their teaching and performance career.
Luc has been teaching Latin dances including salsa, bachata, merengue and cha cha to more than 600 students in the National Capital Region for more than 5 years. He also taught music for over 10 years. In fact, Luc’s passion for music brought him into the wonderful world of dancing.
The co-director, instructor, choreographer and founder of SalsaOlé studied Jazz at the École du Conservatoire de Musique de Hull and also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Music from The
University of Ottawa. He began working as a professional musician in 1998 and has been playing in different parts of Canada ever since.
In 2000, Luc started Ballroom, aiming to bring his knowledge of music – whether it is Latin or other – to the next level. While discovering this new art, he started to learn salsa in October 2001. He has devoted himself to this dance almost exclusively since then.
Whether on a dance floor or in a classroom, Luc always interprets his passion, music, with precision, fluidity and musicality. He is well-known for his analytical mind, his understanding of the fine mechanics behind salsa and other Latin dances and his ability to break down every movement...for the benefits and enjoyment of his students!
Luc has been training with Billy Fajardo, head judge of the World Latin Cup since December 2011. He has also been taking classeswith Luis and Anya, two times Salsa world champions and Tito and Tamara, international renowned dancers.
Since 2008, the SalsaOlé dance teams have performed at many international festivals and congresses in Canada and in the United States.
Luc has taught at the 2011 Toronto Bachata Festival as well as the 2011 Quebec Salsa Festival.
Won 1st place at the Montreal Salsa Convention – Salsa Pro-Am
Won 1st place at the Montreal Salsa Convention – Bachata Pro-Am
Won 3rd place at the International Salsa and Hustle Competition in Orlando, FL – Pro-Am Showcase Division
Won 3rd place at the 2010 International Summer Salsa Festival – Pro-Am Division
Won 3rd place at the 2010 Montreal Salsa Convention – Pro-Am Division
Won 1st place at the 2010 Toronto Salsa Festival – Pro-Am Division
Won 1st and 2nd places at the 2009 Quebec Salsa Festival – Pro-Am Division
Won 1st place at La Capitale du Canada’s dance sport competition in October 2007 & 2008 (salsa category)
Florida's top Bachata Instructor Audrey Lynn Negrin has been trained and today teaching for over 3 years at Miami's biggest Latin Dance studio, Aventura Dance and helps to run the famous Aventura Dance Cruise. With years of experience as a gymnast and being a national champion in cheerleading, Audrey brings a whole differentiate style and flavor to her Bachata workshops.
Owner and Director of Miami's biggest Latin Dance Studio Aventura Dance and the founder of the world's biggest Salsa & Bachata Cruise- Aventura Dance Cruise. With over 8 years of teaching and producing dance event experience, today Moshe is working his new and exciting project of bringing the World Salsa Championship to Miami FL in January of 2013.