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DANCE TUTORS & PERFORMERS

 

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Greydis Montero Liranza

NZ / Cuba

Originating from Havana Cuba, Greydis is an award winning and highly accredited dancer with over 20 years experience in the dance world...
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Israel Ortiz Castellano

Brisbane / Cuba

Israel was born in Santiago de Cuba, and has been dancing practically all of his life. He first went to a specialised dance school at the age of 11 and went on to graduate...
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Cruz Vazquez Borges

Sydney / Cuba

Cruz was born in Havana who graduated as first level choreographer and soloist dancer. He studied in schools like the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana (ENA) in Havana Cuba specialising in ballet, varieties and musical theatre as well as school of Cuba’s famous Tropicana Cabaret called Prodanza. He has danced in companies like Okantomi Company Folklorica, Cuban TV Ballet, JCM, PMM, Lady Salsa show which toured the world. Since his arrival to Australia, he has taught in Dance Fever, Arthur Murray Studios and his own company 365XDANCE.
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Dr Adrian Hearn, Ph.D

Victoria

An esteemed academic and percussionist, Adrian visits Cuba frequently to research the influences of the Afro-Cuban religion Santería and its associated music on community welfare projects...
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Rafael Ferrer Noel

NZ/ Cuba

Born in Cuba on the eve of Carnival, Rafael has dancing and drumming in his blood. From winning “best male performer” at his first international dance festival at age 10, he went on to compete and perform all over Cuba, including at the renowned Festival del Caribe in Santiago de Cuba and Teatro Nacional de Habana.
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Dr Kent Windress

Brisbane

Kent Windress is a Babalawo, musician and ethnomusicologist. Both his musical and research interests focus on the music of batá drums. As well as this, he was initiated as a Santero in Havana, Cuba, in 2011, and as a Babalawo in 2013. As far as he is aware he is the first Australian-born Babalawo to be initiated in Cuba.

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Adrian Medina Skull

Sydney / Cuba

Adrian's international dance experience has taken him to perform intensively throughout more than 15 countries, appearing in some of the largest...
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Airagdin Pavon Moré (El Moro)

Sydney / Cuba

Airagdin Pavon More, known as "El Moro", was born in Havana, Cuba. He studied dance at the Academia Nacional de Narisco Medina...
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Christina Monneron

Gold Coast Australia

Mauritian-born Christina studied with a principal artist of Cuba’s National Folkloric Dance Group in Sweden in 1996, beginning a journey that included participation in an intensive Afro-Cuban...
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Brisbane

A benchmark for Latin American music in Australia, Gus has supported 8-time Grammy award winner Chucho Valdez , Grammy award-winning Los Van Van, Afro-Cuban All Stars, La 33, Sonora Carruseles...
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Dominic Kirk

Sydney

Sydney born Dominic Kirk is Australias youngest Babalawo and only Olu-Bata (Priest of Aña Sacred Bata drums). Also an accomplished musician performing professionally since the age of 12, Dominic has performed throughout Australia and internationally with artists such as Deni Hines (AUS), HERMITUDE (AUS), Pedrito Martinez (CUBA), OMAR (UK), Bill Summers (Herbie Hancock), Julio Padron (CUBA/Irakere) and Huey Dunbar (DLG) among others
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Alfredo Villaflores

Sydney / Cuba

Alfredo Villaflores aka DJ AV El Cubano is a prolific promotor of Latin Music in Sydney, and the first DJ to promote Salsa /Timba in this part of the world, as well as introducing to Sydney the popular dance "Rueda" from Cuba. Just back from overseas where he played in the hottest night clubs of Madrid, London, Havana and Buenos Aires!!!
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