With over 10 years of experience on the dance floor, Desiree is an avid social dancer. She always wanted to learn how to dance Salsa – after going on a holiday to the Dominican Replublic, Desiree was introduced to the songs of Marc Anthony. This resulted in her starting Salsa lessons back in the Netherlands – and she has been addicted to dancing ever since! After a long period of enjoying social dances, she wanted to take it to the next level and train as a dance teacher to share her passion with others. She is currently training as a...
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Born in Sri Lanka in 1987, Nalin moved to Italy in 2002. He grew increasingly closer to the Salsa world in 2006, taking courses with Parmela Ferrari and Mario Moneta. In 2008, he joined the dance group Pasodoble, created and coached by the Luca Rios. Simultaneously, he began training under the supervision of Salvo Parisi, Marco Ferrigno, Jesus Aponte, German Caicedo and the maestro Adolfo Indacochea. In 2009, he joined the performance group Gem Project, and performed with them for the first time at the Rome Salsa Festival. He undertook further training with great dancing maestros such as Silvio Minzoni and Marco Pennesi, and then began training in Mambo. He was a member of the Camana Project crew, studying under Fernando Sosa and Tatiana Bunaguro.
Passionate dancer and teacher originally from Poland, she gained her knowledge in dance techniques from the best international dance teachers, and mixed it with physical education and a modern psychology approach. Her main focus are Sensual dances such as Brazilian Zouk, Kizomba and Bachata Sensual. She uses the substance of biomechanics and physiology of movement for your deep understanding of leading and following, energy exchange, and connection. Her philosophy of couple dance is to build the most beautiful conversation between two people, improve your body understanding, discover and develop yourself. ‘Sensual Dancing is all about connection, a gentle language of leading and following which anyone should learn. It's a beautiful language where a variety of different accents and dialects makes it colourful and interesting.
Mirko Abbracciavento discovered the world of Salsa in 1999 for the very first time. He literally fell in love with it! Since the music and this wonderful dancing style attracted him so much, he started attending all the courses in his town, moving forward to any other city in his region and ended up going around the whole of Italy. After some years, he decided to become a teacher of Salsa as it had become his passion. In 2014 he started a new adventure in Malta, bringing with him his passion. He teaches Salsa Cubana, Los Angeles Style and Bachata Sensual. Apart from all that, he also organises dancing events, such as parties and workshops with international dancers to Malta to help the community improve their level and skills. Let’s dance!
Billy’s passion for salsa began in Poland when he trained for Rueda competition with ‘Barrio Latino’ group at Primavera Festival in 2008. He further expanded his Salsa Cubana and Rueda de Casino knowledge with Paweł Polc (Director of Dance Friends dance school, Poznan) and moved to Malta where he has shared his passion since 2013, with a teaching style described by many as energetic, positive, fun and loud. a B.Sc. in Physical Education from France, Billy’s teaching method is learner’s centric and based on a comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics. His Master’s thesis entitled ‘Towards a Neuroscientific Perspective on P-E Teaching’ illustrates his approach: constantly...