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 at Bishopsgate Institute and also several other locations as a guest or running and promoting her own Club, classes, Corporate Events, Weddings, Private lessons…
She teaches Cuban Salsa, L.A., La Rueda de Casino, Son Cubano, Mambo, Cha cha, Merengue, New York style, Bachata and Samba.
Besides teaching group lessons, for many years, she has also taught several private lessons: having taught, choregraphed and performed.. Read more…
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 .
Anna has started training in ballroom dancing in 1997, but has soon discovered that her true passion lies with Salsa. ‘It is a much less restrictive dance, that allows each person to develop own style and express their personality. Having completed teachers’ training with Salsa Tropical Anna is keen to pass on her knowledge and enthusiasm to students. ‘I would like everyone to experience the energy and joie-de-vivre that is the essence of Salsa.’
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.
From the Sardinian Island Italy, Valeria, who has an infinite passion and joy to share with you in the name of salsa!
A little about her, she begun to dance at the early age of 8 with the classic dances in couples to the Latin American sparkling steps.
Then completely fall in love with the Cuban salsa a traditional and hearty dance.
Her dedication helped her to spend the last brilliant 15 years doing the most amazing thing which is doing what she loves, from workshops with recognized masters in Italy and Spain to unique travels and discovers of something that she defines unique.
Well then now she is sharing all this sparkling joy and passion with you at the Tropical School here she will be teaching the art of dance.
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.
Dancer and dance instructor. Her dance adventure started when she was 7 years old and over the years her passion has grown more and more. She likes to challenge herself which is why she has tried a lot of kinds of dance. The first styles on her journey were modern jazz and contemporary dance, for which she has qualifications and she has been teaching for over five years. Then, she danced ballroom, hiphop, show dance and lots more. With this experience she started taking part in shows, projects and events as a dancer. She had the opportunity to dance in the biggest polish music theatre and a few smaller ones in Poland and Spain. Not too long ago she discovered the magic of latin dances. Since then, she has taken part in the biggest festivals in Europe and learned from the best in the world. She’s taking part in social competitions with very good results.
She is a teacher who is full of energy, and who pays attention to detail. She loves sharing her biggest passion with others.
Sean has been dancing since the late 1990s, has had On1 and On2 training with Salsa Tropical and around the world including Spain the US and Latin America. He is proficient in Cuban and Colombian Salsa; performing in dance troupes and competitions, appearing all over the UK. In addition Sean is has had many years experience teaching several styles of the Dominican dance Bachata. A respected member of the dance community; he has taught people of all ages from school children to octogenarians and is always happy to give advice to students, usually with a big smile on his face. Sean is a big fan of Latin American music from the classic salsa of the 1960s right up to brand new tracks released today. With a great enthusiasm for dancing, he can often been seen at many clubs and outdoor street parties in London and the rest of the UK.