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SUMMER SALSA WEEKENDER 3rd, 4th & 5th JULY 2020
ARTIST PROFILES
Sue....Salsa feel the heat
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 Alonso
Farah 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 Brown
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 Ordunez
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 Gutierrez
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.
Peter Robson
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.
Alain Hernandez
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.
Alessandro Basta
Alessandro 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
Rossella 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
Ulises 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.
Alain Morales
Alain 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.
Imantas Joneckis
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.
Dani Havana
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.
Steph O'Leary
Steph will be joining us again to teach Yoga workshops including stretches at the start of the day
and relaxation at the end.
Rasa Pauzaite
Rasa Rasa is an absolutely amazing dancer with a beautiful, elegant style, who inspires and
captivates all that behold her. She has become an exceptionally accomplished dancer/ performer and
was winner of the 2011 freestyle Salsa and Bachata championships in the UK.
Joel Verdecia aka DJ Flecha
Joel Flecha has been DJing for many years and has had an amazing DJ career. He has played with
famous Cuban Bands such as Los Van Van, Charanga Habanera, Adalberto Alvarez, Paulo F.G. ,
Manolito Y Su Trabuco, Pupi Y Los Que Son Son & Maikel Blanco Y Su Salsa Mayor. His passion
is  making people dance and inspiring them with fantastic Cuban energy. DJ Flecha is known for
keeping the dancefloor buzzing and is part of UK Team Cuba.
Damarys Farres
Damarys is a graduate of the National Ballet School in Havana and since her arrival in the UK has
promoted and helped with the integration of Afro Cuban culture, dance and traditions. Damarys has
participated, taught, organised, danced and / or choreographed for and with all the best dancers,
teachers, dance groups, musicians and promoters that have something to do with Cuba in the UK.
Juan Carlos Pacheco
Juan Carlos is a Professional Dancer and Choreographer from Cuba who studied all forms of
traditional dance for 19 years. Juan Carlos has also performed with the World Famous Buena Vista
Social Club and Los Van Van and is one of the greatest masters of traditional Cuban Dance forms
such as Cha Cha, Son and Mambo.
Alex El Gato
Alex was born in Villa Mella Santo Domingo at a time when bachata was still pariah, Alex has
danced bachata, merengue and salsa since he was old enough to walk. Alex is a highly experienced
Dominican dance instructor with over 20 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer and
teacher.  
Laura Tiguerona
Laura Laura having danced, taught and travelled extensively in the Republica Dominicana over the
past 15 years, training as a teacher in Bailes Tropicales de RD at  'Salsa en 21 horas' in Santo
Domingo and as a qualified UKA dance teacher in the UK
Jeydikson Lima
Jeydikson was recently awarded the Male Kizomba Teacher of the Year UK  award at the
KIZOMBA AWARDS 2019 and is from Sao Tome e Principe but is now based in Birmingham. For
some people, dance is just a nice thing to see, it's a body movement, musicality, rhythm and
performance.  For Jeydikson, Dance is a way of living. It's passion, intimacy, closeness, family,
self-awareness and dignity.
Danger Rodriguez Perez
Danger & Yunaisy are professional cubans who have taught dance classes all over the world.
Currently they have created their own dance school in Barcelona, but continue to travel through
conferences and festivals of international dance around the world.
Yunaisay Farray
Yunaisay  & Danger are professional cubans who have taught dance classes all over the world.
Currently they have created their own dance school in Barcelona, but continue to travel through
conferences and festivals of international dance around the world.
Victor Blitek
Victor with his big personality and energy will be once again be introducing you to Swing at our
event.
Eva Chabrol
Eva with her style and grace will be once again be introducing you to Swing at our event.
Paris Allen
Paris has over 30 years of dance experience and is a popular face on the Northwest Salsa Scene
and his passion and love of dance is demonstrated through his teaching style.
Zeca Cubanito
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.