I taught Jazz in Spain in the last two years and I danced Cuban Salsa at the same time. Acrobatic gymnastic, Ballet and Contemporary have been in my dance life, so “Latin Jazz” is a kind of Jazz with a sexy and fun latin touch, not only in the music we use, but also in the subtlety of movement, without forgetting the technical work necessary to execute powerful and amazing choreography.
Dance has been in my life since my years in the university, I was in Acrobatic Gymnastics group and ballet was a part of my training. Performing as gymnast in competitions and exhibition around Spain and Portugal I found the sweet poison that stage has and I haven´t been able to stop from that moment.
When I finished my career in Physical Education (2002)I continued my dance training with international teachers in Spain and England: Ballet in Royal Academy of Dance (2003-2010 Málaga and London) , Contemporary in “The Place” and “Laban” (2010-2011, London), and Jazz in “Pineapple Studio” (2011,London). At the same time I performed in different shows working for “Privilege Events Company”, and three different companies “Fantasy Festival”, 2011; (“Indigo Teatro”,2013 “Laura Cano-Spanish Dance Company, 2014)
Last two years in Marbella teaching jazz (in M.D.S) and taking Cuban salsa classes (Escuela de Nicolas Valiente ) have given me the chance to do an interesting mix with both wonderful styles. This is “Latin Jazz”
Nowadays I perform with “Mystique Topazio” and shows around the city of Sydney and I really would like to create a crew with people who are interested in this style.
Top 3 Career Achievements
- Dancer and Actress in 2 shorts film called “IPSO” (2012) and “Novilunio”(2015). Filmed in Málaga, Spain
- Dancer and Choreographer in entertainment events for “Privilege Events Company” (2012-2015)
- II Spain Acrobatic Gymnastic Championship”, 2nd Qualified in female groups, in June (Granada, 2005)
Philosophy in Dance
"Anybody can dance, anybody can enjoy and have fun, anybody can feel the music, let you do it"
What do you want your students to get out of your class?
I would like to have student who feel free to contribute their own style in our choreography. In my classes I work technique and musicality as the basis for dance, so students should be happy about it, understanding that the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy.
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