THE SALSA-TROPICAL TEAM
Maria Palmieri has a B.A. in dance, a diploma from LCD ( London Contemporary School) and a Master Degree from Laban Center. She has a broad Salsa background training different styles with International Masters : Cuban with teachers from Teatro Nacional de Havana, New York at Eddie Torres Studio and Santo Rico, Puerto Rican with Chacha Seguinot in Puerto Rico, LA style, Cali -Colombia at Swing Latino Dance School and also learned Tango in Buenos Aires. She has taught Salsa workshops in Switzerland and London and has performed in London, New York and Brazil and also participated in various Salsa International Congress: UK, Paris, Zurich, LA, New York, Puerto Rico and Rome. She has been teaching since 1999. Read more…
Dominic aka “Joe Blaq” first discovered salsa back in 1999 where it was the only dance form that had him hooked. After 6 years of learning throughout the UK he was offered the opportunity to instruct and has never looked back. He was placed 1st in the Tropicana Tropics World Open Salsa Championship (Ama Division) 2003, has performed with a team of dancers at the 2005 UK salsa congress, placed as runner up @ the UK salsa congress 2007. Since then he has performed at the Scandinavian Salsa Congress 2009 in Sweden; as part of a team at one of the New York Salsa Congresses and instructed for many salsa promoters within the UK.
Sydney joined the Salsa Tropical teaching team after undergoing teacher training with Salsa Tropical. He is of Jamaican roots and grew up in a musical family who influenced his passion for playing instruments from a young age…his talent for the drums becoming evident at about age 7. He took up keyboards and bass guitar and has played many live gigs in the UK and the Caribbean. He also spent many years in music production in his own recording studios.
During the last several years Sydney has become completely obsessed with Latin culture and its music…especially Salsa! He describes himself as a ‘Salsa Addict’ and specialises in the LA On1 style.
Mike Anthony brings to salsa an exceptional, dedicated amalgamation of dancing on 1 and 2; bursting with immense energy. His enthusiasm and attention to detail inspires all. For over 10 years Mike has taught students and performed in the UK and internationally doing what he loves most. Mike encourages a positive mindset and knows how to quickly build rapport with students and help build their confidence. Mike’s infectious laughter brings fun and warmth to his classes whilst providing positive feedback and and encouragement .