When did you start learning salsa and why? I first started learning salsa while in my mum's, aunties', uncles' and grandparents' arms. Growing up in Colombia meant you would be rocked, (albeit not to sleep!) to the sound of salsa, and many other Latin rhythms. When I moved to England I didn't think I would find these rhythms again, so it was an amazing discovery when I did. I didn’t hesitate to start taking classes, only to discover it was completely different from the way we dance back home. I had to learn this "new " salsa properly. This challenge led me to Alchemy Dance Academy in 2012 were I fell in love with the whole set up straight away, I love the passion and the flavor that Marchant and Davina have when they teach and when they dance.
What do you love about salsa? For me Salsa evokes a feeling of warmth, of family, of friends, of fun, of growth. To listen to it, to sing it, to dance it, and to share it with others takes me back home. And home is a pretty good place to be.
A few of your thoughts about Alchemy Dance Academy... For me, Alchemy Dance Academy is a place were you can blossom and evolve not only as a dancer but also as a person. The classes, the steps we learn, the teachers, the students, the socials, they all play a part in this dance journey. I love it.