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Born in Colombia and adopted by Italy, Valentina has always been surrounded by cultures filled with love for art, music and dance. She discovered modern dance and ballet which lead to her true love: salsa & bachata.
After years of a never ending process of self-education from Cuban Salsa to L.A., Bachata Sensual she moved to Madrid where she had the opportunity to expand her knowledge and work with the Bachatea World Congress team. In 2017 Valentina moved to Amsterdam and took a big step in her dancing career successfully taking over a World team project lady style team by one of her greatest inspirations – Sara Panero. In 2018 one of her biggest dreams came true: she got the Bachata Sensual Teacher Certificate and opened her own dance school Bailemos Amsterdam. She’s looking forward to share her passion and knowledge with many people and show them what an amazing world is the world of dance.
Erwin, born and raised in the Netherlands, has been into dancing since his early years – his grandfather used to own a ballroom school. For many years he’s tried many different styles, such as hip-hop, latin, house, but it was 8 years ago when he finally found what seemed perfect for him – social dancing. As soon as he started, it became his greatest passion – he couldn’t wait to dance again and again, never getting enough of it. In 2015, after attending the Bachatea World Congress, he found the style that made him fall in love with it – bachata sensual. This beautiful and emotional dance touches every person’s soul and Erwin wasn’t an exception. He has worked hard to become as good as possible and just 2 years later he finally reached the level to be certificated as an instructor By Salsaventura dance company and started teaching bachata in Utrecht. Being a teacher is what makes Erwin very happy, he loves bringing people together united by the love for dance and sharing his knowledge and passion with them.
Alex started his bachata training in Spain and was mentored by some of the best in the game: Marco Espejo, Ronald y Alba, Joan Pich. As a member of ProAm team of Bailame dance school (Madrid) Alex achieved podium in many competition: Sobretodo Bachata, Bachatart, etc.
From Buenos Aires, Pablo’s all about perfectionism, attention to details and intelligible teaching. Dancing’s in his heart, but he always knows a rational answer to any question a student might ask. Back at home, he’d learned from the best teachers and now he’s ready to share his knowledge with you.
Ramiro is a salsero with a lot of passion. He started dancing in a Village in the Netherlands, where he was just trying to learn how to dance a complete salsa song. After discovering the dance scene in Amsterdam, he got addicted to salsa and wanted more and more. After some years of attending international congresses he felt in love with show performing. Now that his dream finally became true (he is performing with Vivendi Dance Collective), he wants to share that passion with his students. With the help of experienced teachers and the knowledge he got from the teachers course of SalsAventura, he makes every class an entertainment moment where people can expand their knowledge and enjoy their love for dancing.
From Moscow (Russia), Polina has been dancing for as long as she can remember. After over 12 years of professional classical & modern ballet she discovered social dance styles and fell in love with them. For her, the most important in dancing are the emotions and philosophy behind the movements and she’s excited to share her vision and knowledge with you.
Sabrine's passion for dance started when she was 13, picking up on Hip Hop, Street Jazz and Funk. After studying under Mia Frye and the Serial Stepperz for 8 years in Paris, dancing in the streets and managing 2 crews, she let her curiosity guide her towards Dancehall, House and Afro dances for the last 10 years. Today she's decided to gather her knowledge and experiences to help students feel empowered, increase self-esteem and raise self-awareness through dance, to help them become better human beings and movements artists. Her high-energy and smile will for sure get you going! As she always says: FEELINGS FIRST and DO YOU, and the rest will follow. 🙂