|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|
|Andres was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico from Chilean parents. Andres has been dancing since he can remember, but has been dancing Salsa specifically since he was a teenager. When Andres was 15 years old, he was invited to a Salsa party where all he remembers were that the ladies literally ran to ask the guys who knew how to dance to join them on the dance floor. Amidst all the commotion he said to himself “Whatever this is, I have to learn it!.”
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|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
Since his first debut at the Chicago Salsa Congress 2009, with Rachel made other appearances at: Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Cincinnati, Dallas, San Antonio, Indianapolis, The Latin Street Salsa Congreso 2012, and several othe more|
|'damilare Adeyeri is a prolific dancer, instructor, and performer. Born in Nigeria, 'damilare taught and performed as the premier Salsa dance instructor in Nigeria’s capital city- Abuja, winning competitions and being featured on national TV shows. He won the Abuja regional Salsa Fresh Challenge in 2007 and was 1st Runner-Up Nationally. He was also featured on the MNET Let’s Dance Nigeria TV show watched by millions across Sub-Saharan Africa and had previously repre more|
|Dance instructor, Dance performer, choreographer & director of BachAdiccion by LSD & BachAdiccion en Creacion.
Dorian has been dancing since 2009, when as many young men, he sought to impress a pretty girl by learning how to salsa. Though the girl was never quite impressed, he found that he needed to dance.
He was Treasurer and then President of the Ballroom and Latin Dance Association at the University of Chicago, teaching workshops in Salsa and Bachata to th more|
|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|
|Jeanette is of Filipino descent; she was born in the Philippines, and came to the United States when she was one-and-a-half years old. Growing up, Jeanette’s main hobby was classical piano, but she began ballet at a young age, and became more interested in jazz dance from high school onward. During her junior high years, her parents and their friends would throw parties and hire a dance instructor. Jeanette loved partnered dancing, particularly swing, but didn’t kno more|
|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 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|
|I was born in Mexico City and grew up, listening and dancing Cumbia.
Dancing has been one of my greatest passions I have danced, performed and choreographed for about 15 years.
I am the founder, director as well as one of the choregraphers of Los 5 Magnificos de La Quebradita since 2007. One of our couples became the first National and International Quebradita champions.
One if my greatest pleasures is to see my choreographies win championships, being show more|
|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|
|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|
|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 Salsa co more|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|"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|