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Latin Street Dancing Instructors ...

1 Lisa "La Boriqua"
Lisa "La Boriqua" is President of Latin Street Dancing and Director of the Chicago Latin Street Dance Company and MOSAICO student dance group. Lisa “La Boriqua” has dedicated her life to sharing the beauty of Latin culture through “street dancing” (Latin dances danced today). Lisa “La Boriqua” has shared her knowledge and passion for dancing for the last 14 years throughout the community and incorporated Latin Street Dancing in January of 1998 here in Chicago. It ha more
Adrian Tenorio
Adrian Tenorio is among the most talented and well respected Latin dancers Internationally to come out of the Midwest. He is experienced in: Mambo(On1/On2), Cha Cha Cha, Colombian Folklore, and some training in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and African dance. A born dancer, Adrian has a natural flavor combined with various styles and technique that he has merged to call his own. As a part of the world-renowed Descarga Caribe Dance Company, Adrian trained and developed un more
Andres Meneses
As featured by Emmy Award winning program ABC7 N Beat. 7/13/13. Grammy nominated producer of Angel Melendez & The 911 Mambo Orchestra in 2005. Latin Street Dancing Inc & Latin Street Music Owner Producer & promoter of: Latin Street Salsa Congreso & Chicago Bachata Convention. Latin Dance Revue Theater Dance Showcase Salchata Tuesdays @ Dolphin. (2 yrs) Tropical Fashion After Dark @ Sound Bar. Live SalSabor Fridays @ Club Mambo. (1 yr) Tropical  more
Angel Martinez
Co-director Latin Street Semi-Pro Team. With partner Rachel Rodriguez he has: Won MIDWEST SALSA OPEN CHAMPIONS 2011 Placed 8th at PUERTO RICO SALSA OPEN 2011 Won Cubby Bear Salsa Open 2011 Won Cubby Bear Salsa Open 2012 Won Cubby Bear Pro-Am Salsa Competition 2013 (With Abigail Sutkus) Won Cubby Bear Salsa Open 2014 (With Jose Serrano) Since his first debut at the Chicago Salsa Congress 2009, with partner Rachel made other appe more
Ayanna London
Ayanna is a Chicago native who, at the age of four, began her formal dance training at Studio One Dance Conservatory. Since then she has studied ballet, hip hop, jazz, Latin, modern, and West African dance techniques at Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, Whitney Young Magnet High School, and Gallery 37. In 2004, Ayanna had the privilege of performing in the Latin Dance Repertory Workshop as a participant in The Ailey School Summer Intensive. As a student at  more
Cynthia Montejano
Co-director of MOSAICO dance team. Cynthia began dancing at the age of 5 and has experience with: Bachata, Salsa, Mexican Folklore, Hip hop, Jazz & Ballet. Co-director of Bachata Allstars with Zeke Ruvalcaba from April 2009 - August 2011. Co-director of Bachata Legacy with Reynaldo Sanchez from August 2011 December 2012. Former dancer with Latin Rhythms' professional mambo company and Instructor with Latin Rhythms October 2009 - May 2013, teaching Sa more
Fernando Marin
It all started when I went to Voodo night club back in late 2003. I saw the people dancing there and really liked how they looked on the dance floor and started thinking: "I wish I could dance like that." I started taking classes at Latin Street Dancing in 2004. Back then, I just thought about taking a couple of basic classes so I could learn just my basics and I would be happy with that. So, as I kept taking classes and learning new stuff, I got more and more i more
Johnny Rosales
In addition to years of enjoying Latin dancing socially and professionally, Johnny Rosales holds a degree in Communications and a degree in Adult Education. As one of the original founders of the Social Dance Studio in Minneapolis, Johnny has used his teaching methodologies, 15 years of teaching experience, and insightful deconstruction of the most basic elements of movement to transform the dancing of thousands of students nation-wide. Johnny is also a member o more
Jorge Alvarez
Jorge has been dancing since the age of 5, taking tap lessons and touching a little on ballet. At the age of 12 he completely stopped dancing and decided to play baseball. He continued to play throughout his college years for Division I at Chicago State University . Jorge picked up salsa at the age of 22 and joined Latin Rhythms. He performed, and taught with them from 2001- until March of 2009. In 2006, Jorge started training in jazz to add to his repertoire. Fr more
Jorge Soto
My first ambition to start dancing began with my love for music. After ten years of playing musical instruments, playing Trumpet in a Jazz band, and playing piano that was self-taught since the age of 10, I wanted to extend my love for music by getting involved in social dancing. I started taking professional dance lessons at Dennis Pasamba Dance Company in Chicago. With my natural abilities to pick up music, I quickly advanced in my dance classes. In 2010, I more
Jose Serrano
Jose is currently the Co-Director of BachAdiccion by LSD Dancer / Actor / Coach / Choreographer / Dance Instructor Principal Dancer, Choreographer and Instructor with an excellent background in: Ballet  Jazz  Modern  Lyrical Hip-hop  Flamenco Mambo Liquid  Salsa Ballroom Tap Hustle. Career Snapshot Principal Dancer at Colombia City Ballet, SC. and Pe more
Kid Jungle - Sengvilay Aphay
Born as a sheltered child Sengvilay Aphay was always seeking a way to express himself and during an airing of “Beat Street” he was able to find his calling through b-boying or commonly known as “breakdancing.” Started off in his parents basement he taught himself the basics of breakdancing and little did he know that in the future it would take him places he would have never been able to reach. After 16 years now known as “Kid Jungle” he has become an establishe more
Kimberly Rivera
At the age of 8, Kimberly joined “El Grupo Ursuval” founded by Maria Clemente from Loiza, Puerto Rico. There she learned how to dance: Bomba, Plena and other Folkloric dances from Puerto Rico. With that company she began to dance for world famous puerto rican traditional musician William Cepeda. At the age of 12, Kimberly began her salsa training with David Melendez at the world famous The Starlite Dance Studio in NYC. As a part of the Starlite Dance Company, more
Leslie Bacon
I was born and raised on Chicago's south side. I grew up in a family with a diverse musical taste: gospel, R&B, house, hip-hop, classic rock, etc. It wasn't until the mid-2000s when going out to various clubs with friends that I started to listen to latin music. In fact, the only music that I would even consider dancing to was Merengue. I watched people dancing to Salsa and Bachata and thought "hmm, I should learn that". I would even blast Latin music on the XM radi more
Luis Lopez
Co-director Mosaico Dance Group. Instructor, dancer & Choreographer. Luis has been dancing Salsa for the last 14 years. In 2004, Luis was one of the founders of Descarga Caribe Dance Company with then director Sekou McMiller. From 2008 - 2011, Luis was director of Urban Vibe in Production (UVIP) and Another Vibe (Student team). Luis was also a dancer & choregrapher for Urban Vibe Pro Team. Luis has done extensive travelling & teaching in many S more
Miguel "Kip" Pagan
I started dancing in park districts at the age of 13. Since then, I have trained long and hard with a blend of training that ranges from Ballet to Jazz to Salsa and Mambo. I strive to always better myself. I have trained with a variety of different dance companies such as: Descarga Caribe, Los Soneros del Swing and Modern Clave. Most recently, I placed 2nd in the Midwest Salsa Open 2010. I also dance with Jesus Aguilera, director of Modern Clave Dance Compan more
Nestor Pecson
I'm a 100% full blooded Filipino. I was born in San Matias Philippines, and moved to Chicago with my family when I was 5 years old. I don't recollect ever having any interest in dancing at a young age. During my freshman year in high school, I dabbled at that current trend of "Break Dancing". It lasted about 6 months. I never felt the desire to pursue any other dance styles for about 15 years after that. Not unit 1997 did I feel the need to dance, or at least the more
Poppin' Chuck - Charles Bledsoe
Charles Bledsoe better known throughout the Los Angeles hi-hop community as “Poppin Chuck”is a remarkable dance and visual artist who exemplifies the definition of a true school innovator. In the last decade , charles has produced an abundance of graffiti art pieces , and public murals . His art has blessed the walls of the California African American Museum, The Latino American Museum of Los Angeles, and the Rico Gallery in santa Monica. Chuck’s natural talent  more
Rene Pascal Ndiaye
El R Pascal is a native of Dakar, Senegal. "I like to describe myself as a world citizen. Growing up i was fortunate to travel and experience several cultures and take the best from each". This cultural diversity came with an absolute love for multiple musical styles from Hip Hop, R&B to Salsa, Zouk and even at times...Heavy Metal...Zouk Music always had a special place in my generation growing up in Senegal with the influence of the Cape Verdi community. This lo more
Sarah Zuccaro
Zouk/Kizomba 2013 North American Champion & 2013 International Finalist. Sarah Zuccaro has been dancing for 23 years. Starting off in the more traditional forms of dance, she is proficient in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, American-style social Ballroom, and the Latin dances. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Performance and Choreography. In addition to her degree, Sarah also has her Bronze Am more
Stephanie Wolfson
Although Stephanie has taken some time off of dancing now and then, she has been dancing since she could walk and cannot manage to give it up! So after years of attending and greatly enjoying Latin Street Dancing’s studio parties, she finally decided to join the LSD team to keep dance in her life as more than just a hobby. While Stephanie has an extensive background in ballet, jazz, hip hop, and other forms of dance that includes teaching, choreographing, compet more
Steve Day
Bio coming soon... more
Tania Daley
2012-2013 Chicago's Queen of Samba. I was born in Managua, Nicaragua and I grew up dancing. My dance career started when I joined a Folkloric Dance Group at UCC (Universidad de Ciencias y Comerciales) in Managua. In this group I learned Nicaraguan Folkloric dances, tropical dances includes: (Samba, Batucada, Soca, Punta, traditional dances, merengue, Axe, Olodum, Galipso, African dance, and the well know PALO DE MAYO). This is a well know typical dance aro more
Touba Selph
"Touba has been performing and teaching different dance styles almost her life and has most recently focused on Latin dance. She started her training at Latin Street Dancing as a student and member of the student dance company, Mosaico, and has continued on to teach at the studio as well as perform with the Latin Street Dancing Pro Team. Touba's love for the performing arts started at the age of four and has grown ever since. As she grew and became involved in  more
Vanessa Baldwin
Vanessa was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She came to the United States when she was seventeen to go to college. Growing up, Vanessa loved dance and music, at age two she started dancing classical ballet, which she continued to do until her teenage years. She was also trained in tap dance, lyrical, jazz, modern ballet, marinera (Peruvian folkloric dance), and Peruvian Afro. Vanessa’s love for music also started at an early age, she started playing classical  more
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