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Youth Workshop Instructors

CT SalsaFest presents top youth instructors. Get to know them!


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Youth Instructors

Monique Richard is a beautiful, vibrant and powerful woman that commands the stage. She is a world champion dancer, a phenomenal choreographer and instructor. She is a principle dancer for Balmir Latin Dance Company and 1/2 of Movimiento Dance Company.

Mike Garcia

is an international dance instructor, choreographer, performer and coach with nearly 20 years experience in the industry. He is also the director of Movimiento Dance Company.

River Angel Colon is a rising star. He is an international performer and world champion. He has performed on some of the biggest stages in the world while remaining humble yet hungry for more.

Rey Velez

is a veteran instructor, dancer, director and the proud owner of the Philadelphia Salsa Congress.

Bryan Perez-Mendez

is an artistic visionary that can express himself using multiple genres of dance to convey beautiful messages on stage.

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