INSTRUCTORS

Rogelio Moreno - Los Angeles

Rogelio Moreno is one of the creators of the world renowned L. A. Salsa Style and director of the famous dance team Salsabor Y Cache. Mr. Moreno has 26 years of experience teaching. His captivating style has harnessed the attention of everyone from Japanese event coordinators to Hollywood producers and directors.
It has awarded him with appearances on various television shows, choreographed several commercials and he has also been a featured dancer in numerous feature films.
His superior talent has bestowed on him numerous trophies from dance competitions, and has given him the opportunity to travel to beautiful and exotic places all over the world to share with others the radiance and passion that emanate from these sensuous and exquisite dances, when danced from the heart.
Rogelio is in demand for his teaching, choreography and acting. He can bring music to the eyes of the deaf: his heart keeps the beat of the clave, his body the bass, piano, violin and horns and his feet play the congas and sing. He is a one-man band with a dancing show. 

David and Jennifer Stein - San Diego

Majesty in Motion (MIM) is a salsa dance company dedicated to high-energy performance, a jazzy style, and precise musicality. Founded in 2002 by David and Jennifer Stein, MIM has become the largest salsa company is San Diego.

Since MIM’s inception almost 10 years ago, they have grown from one team to now eight teams including five partner teams and three ladies teams. MIM’s directors and teams have traveled all over the world, performing and teaching in Bermuda, Japan, Canada, England, Sweden, and various US states including Seattle, Texas, New York, Boston, Arizona, Florida, and Oregon. Their commitment and dedication to the salsa community has been recognized and awarded by Albert Torres.

In addition to entertaining crowds with top-notch performances, MIM provides over 15 years experience in teaching and directing teams. They offer classes almost every day of the week ON1 and ON2, and ladies styling. As MIM continues to grow every year, they encourage all members of the community to express themselves through creative movement, teamwork, and leadership.

John Narvaez & Dalia, Salsamania  - San Francisco, Colombia/Mexico

John Freddy Narvaez representing Colombia & the San Francisco Bay Area:

This amazing dancer/instructor/world champion has garnered too many titles to list. Suffice it to say that he has helped mold champions of the past, present & future with one of the proven best instructional methods & curriculums the Salsa dance world has yet seen.  John was a contestant on the national TV show “America’s Got Talent“ in 2014, along with his partner Andrew, and the duo made it through the auditions and Judgement Week to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Recently he has teamed up with the upcoming rising star Dalia Lazcares who is one of top Salsa Dancers in Mexico.

Wilfredo Guilbiac -  Cuba/San Diego

Wilfredo Guilbiac Rodriguez is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher, who graduated from dance school in Havana, Cuba. Specializing in Afro-Cuban techniques, modern dance, and the Cuban popular styles, he has been selected to dance in the most prestigious Cuban dance companies. This has led to the opportunity to work with the best choreographers and personalities of the dance world in Cuba as well as internationally.

Beginning his career in the U.S., he participated as a judge in the first annual World Latin Dance Cup with producer Albert Torres. Subsequently he has gone on to perform and offer workshops at many dance festivals including San Diego Salsa and Bachata Festival, Los Angeles Salsa Congress, Palm Springs Salsa Festival, Seattle Salsa Congress, Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival, Las Vegas Rueda Festival, and San Francisco Rueda Festival. Currently he teaches classes in San Diego and is the director of dance team Cubata.

Nathalia Carvajal - Portland, OR

Nathalia Carbajal was born in São Paulo, Brazil and grew up following the footsteps of her family’s passion for dance. Since her early childhood she has shown interest in dance, attending Ballet and Jazz lessons from the age of 4. As a teenager she had partner dance training, when she learned different styles of Brazilian ballroom dance, such as Samba de Gafieira, Forró and Sertanejo. In the meantime she also trained Street Dance and Axé, a folkloric dance from Brazil. In 2006 she began to study Law, but always kept her dance training as part of her life. During college she attended a performance arts group for 2 years, having performed at festivals and events. In 2008 she discovered Zouk, and it was love at first sight. Since then she has been practicing Zouk and its different styles.  In 2013, she moved to Los Angeles and couldn’t stop dancing. That’s where she met Ivo Vieira and Shani Mayer, when she kept training Zouk and was introduced to Kizomba. Living in Portland since 2014, she decided to dedicate her life to dance, getting certified in Zumba, having elaborated her class with a spicy Brazilian flavor. Her biggest goal is to grow the Zouk community in the city and spread her love for this beautiful dance style.

Rico Bravo Jr  - Seattle WA 

Rico Bravo wanted to learn and dance to the music he loved after seeing his parents perform. He began training under them and performing at numerous local events. He has won multiple dance competitions over the years. Rico formed Bravos De La Rumba Dance Company, which toured across the U.S. He also made appearances on Star Search and Marc Anthony’s music video, Valió la Pena and continues to establish himself as one of the rising stars in the Salsa world.

More to be confirmed