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SUMMER SALSA WEEKENDER 5th, 6th & 7th JULY 2019
ARTIST PROFILES
Sue first got into the Salsa groove about 20 years ago and went on to teach with Andre & Charifi at
Manchester's Copacabana Nightclub. Sue is a qualified UKA Salsa Dance Instructor who runs her own classes in
the Warrington & Wigan areas where she hosts regular Salsa Party Nights and delivers workshops for students,
organisations and schools. Sue has visited Cuba on numerous occassions to develop her knowledge of Salsa, Son
& Rumba.
Farah Portela is the Director of Tumbao, which is the premier school for Cuban Salsa in Scotland. Farah, who
was born in Havana, Cuba is a Rueda De Casino Master and was the first person to teach Cuban Salsa and La
Rueda in Scotland.
Rohan is an established instructor based in the Midlands who places particular emphasis on ensuring that his
students have a great time whilst learning to dance. His classes focus mainly on style and natural body
movement, with teaching influences that include Cuban & New York Salsa. Rohan regularly hosts Salsa Nights,
Weekenders and Congresses as well as finding the time to run his " One stop Salsa Shop Salsa Fever " and
organising Salsa Dance holidays.  A great time is guaranteed when Rohan is around..
Oscle trained at the Escuela Nacional de Tropicana in Cuba and spent 4 years as a solo artiste for the Ballet De
Tropicana in Havana and went on to tour Europe. Oscle starred in the hit Soy De Cuba as lead dancer and has
gained great popular and critical acclaim across Europe. Oscle is weell regarded and his talents have taken him
around the world.
Lisandra trained at the Academia Nacional Del Ballet Espanol De Cuba and spent four years touring Europe
with Havana Rakatan and been the lead dancer at Cuba's Cabaret Tropicana and Cabaret Parisienne. Lisandra
has performed at many of Cuba' and Europes leading Festivals and is a much sought after dancer whose talents
have taken her around the world.
DJ Javier La Rosa a winner of the Most Popular Cuban DJ award is one of the most exciting latin DJ's on the
scene today. Javier came from Havana, Cuba and has been DJing since his arrival in 2004, playing Salsa and
Timba Cubana, Reggaeton, Latin Hip Hop and R n B to suit any occasion.
Peter is a qualified UKA dance instructor based in Tyne & Wear who has visited Cuba on numerous
occassions to continue his professional development. Peter is a lover of the Cuban dance style with a particular
passion for La Rueda. He places emphasis on the basics, confidence building and ensures most importantly,
that his students have fun. He says its fun when it works and even funnier when it doesnt.
Pele, Tania & Ana, Dancer & DJ and his dance partners Tania & Ana, were born in Barcelona and currently
teach bachata and salsa at Bailongu dance school, also being the directors of Touch Barcelona (Ataca y La
Alemana coed company).
Gerardo De Armas Sarria, was born in Cuba and is fully accomplished in Rumba music and is a renowned
rumba master and ex Yoruba Andabo singer now based in the UK
Alain comes from a strong Afro Cuban religeon and dance background and leaned to dance at Casa de la
Cultura in Habana and is equally at home teaching Salsa, Rumba, Mambo, Danzon, Cha Cha Cha,
Mozambique, Pilon and all those elegant dances they used to do in the salons.
Alain was voted Salsa Teacher of the year in 2012 and and is a regular Teacher, Performer and DJ at many
Festivals and Congresses.
Yuliet Estrada Linares was born and raised in Havana, where the dance has been a big part of her life since
she was a child. She developed herself further as a dancer through her dance education from Conjunto
Folclorico de la Universidad de La Habana.Yuliet’s focus is on rhythm, technique and the joy of dancing and
specializing in teaching Salsa, Reggaeton, Son, Rumba and Afro Cuban.
Alessandro Basta is a Cuban Salsa, Hip Hop and Reggaeton Teacher and specializes in Afrocuban dances -
Salsa, Rumba, Afro Yoruba, Son Cubano and Reggaeton - at the Metangala Academy.
Rossella Margutti entered the world of cuban salsa and afrorumba years ago studying with the best cuban
masters in Italy. Rossella has danced in a number of international latin congresses with Alessandro and
together they direct the Mayimbe dance academy.
Ulises Carrillo is one of the brightest and most talented Cuban stars on the UK Salsa Scene.
Ulises was a fantastic success at previous Summer Salsa Weekenders and its great that we have him back with
us once again.
Ulises is equally at home teaching Salsa, Rumba and La Rueda.
Abigail & Tony run the Kizomba Noreste Dance School and are much loved instructors in the North West
and you will be in safe hands wether taking your first Kizomba steps or are an experienced dancer.
Laury Esmeralda Professor of Kizomba at the Esmeralda Company Dance School based in Paris.
Jerry DJ Royce! Aka Jerry David is originally from Nigeria but currently resides in the UK-Manchester. He
grew up in an environment that enjoys several genres of music and had such an amazing taste for good music,
from 2010 he was keen to understand the melodious dynamics around Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba music.
This made him take on Salsa classes of various styles such as Colombia, Cuban, NY & LA and now enjoys
dancing socially.
Alain Morales was born in Havana, Cuba and is a fantastic dancer and instructor. He came to Europe in 2000
with The group Iré Batà and now lives in Italy, but from 2007 he has been working around the scandinavian
countries.
Alain is one of the best rumberos in Europe, and his Colombia-shows are spectacular. He was a dancer of the
Compañía de danza contemporánea de Narciso Medina.
Born in Angola, he emigrated to Portugal with his parents, who always maintained their culture and the love
of dance and music in his life .. This interest grew and made him become a professor of dance and DJ with a
very distinctive style, which usually vibrates the dance floor with his sets.
Born in Lithuania, Imantas now lives in Manchester. Imantas, now based in Manchester, is a well known
dancer and teacher in his home country, Lithuania. He has been successful in a number of major
competitions, including the highly acclaimed Baltic Salsa Show and other international shows.

Born in Cyprus, Dani now lives in London. Dani co-founded and currently runs all aspects of the Havana
Londres dance school, teaching both Rueda and Reggaeton to all levels, as well as a variety of other classes.
Her style is an eclectic mash up of everything, and she is fast becoming recognised for her unique
Reggaeton choreography which fuses street vibes with good humour and infectious energy!
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Changes may be made to the programme and line up of performers / instructors and / or in response to circumstances
beyond our control.
Leandro Charanga was immediately crowned the Reggaeton King on his arrival in the UK and is one of the most
charismatic performers around today. Leandro's style is unique and wildly entertaining. His fusion of raw energy
from the back streets of Havana and classical ballet education could only happen in Cuba. His dance is edgy and
athletic and at the same time full of grace and fun. Leandro has taught and performed in all of the Cuban dance
forms ; Salsa, Son, Cha Cha, Rumba, Afro and of course Reggaeton. Leandro's warmth and enthusiasm for dance
fills any room.
Born in Lithuania, Sandra is equally at ease teaching Afro Cuban Salsa and Ladies styling
Steph will be joining us again to teach Yoga workshops including stretches at the start of the day and
relaxation at the end.