Alex Alberola was born in Barcelona, Spain. He is the founder and director of Ballroom Salsa Dance Company since late 2010. In the beginning it was originated as a salsa on1 dance company mixed with ballroom dance, later specializing in bachatango and sensual bachata. Alex has previously dance background as a dancer, trainer and instructor of ballroom dance for many years. During his training as dancer, Alex has received lessons from the most prestigious dancers all around Europe and he has been dancer of the Adrian and Anita Amateur Dance Company and Acento Latino. Today He is travelling around the world at different bachata festival, teaching and giving shows. Alex is know to create a nice atmosphere in his classes, but at the same time keeping the quality of the teaching.
Laura Rubia was born in Barcelona, Spain. She started her dance life already as a young girl. Later on she starts working and dancing for Ballroom Salsa Dance Company since late 2013.
Laura has dancing background in many areas such as: classic, jazz, funky, contemporary, flamenco and salsa. She has been a dancer for Adrián and Anita Amateur Dance Company, among other musical companies. She has also been dancing for several artists in TV. Due to her diversified dance background, she has developed an unique style that are very much appreciated among her students.
Gordon Kizz was born in Vinne, France and moved later to Marseille where he works in the opera. At young age Gordon started with martial arts that he did for 10 years, but after an injury he started dancing salsa dancing. After so years of salsa he discovered kizomba and falled in love with the dance. Dancing some years of dancing he decided to dive more into the soul of kizomba. Travelling to countries like Portugal, England and Spain, he did classes with the best instructors. Now Gordon is himself seen as on of the best kizomba instructors and is frequently booked to festivals around Europe. The feedback he got last time he was in Oslo was excellent, so it is a pleasure to have him back.
Jazzy Ruiz started his dance career at the age of 5 at his parents’ dance school in Antigua, Guatemala. He received a broad dance education in jazz, contemporary dance, ballet, break dance, hip hop, Latin jazz, flamenco and other Latin dances such as salsa, mambo, Afro-Cuban and show dance.Â Inspired by his artistic heritage, he began his work as an instructor at the age of 15 at his family’s dance school, and also at cultural centers and events. After leaving Guatemala, Jazzy continued his education at “Den Norske BallethÃ¸yskolen” in Oslo and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts and Pedagogy. During his studies he went to Cuba where he studied ballet, contemporary and Afro Cuban dances at â€œBallet Nacional de Cuba of Alicia Alonsoâ€.Â He started his international career as a professional dancer and instructor in 2001, when he was touring Europe, among other places,as a representative for Norway. He started his own dance school in 2002. Jazzy has participated in various TV shows like “So you think you can dance ?” and “Norway Got Talent” .
George Daniels was born in South Africa. Here he has been living inside the world of African tribal dances. Later he was introduce to salsa and felt in love with the rhythm. When kizomba came, he discovered his passion. Teaching salsa for 5 years in South Africa he move to Norway where he started teaching kizomba, bachata and salsa in Oslo. George has been an instructor at most of the dance schools in Oslo and has become a recognized instructor both at the national and International scene. In his classes he likes to focus on how to express sensitivity and emotion in dancing. He is a very passionate, energetic and playful dancer.
Ewa Trela is from Poland and she began her adventure with dance as early as childhood. She has an international master dance class “S” in latin and ballroom dances. She was teaching, performing and competing at many international dance events. Her great love and passion are social dances such as salsa (especially New York style), bachata, kizomba, cha cha, cha, etc. She has been dancing and teaching for over 25 years. Many years of working with the students at the different levels allowed her to develop a very effective teaching methodology. Her classes are full of joy, fun and good energy. Ewa felt in love with kizomba in Lisbon, in 2005, because of her friends from Cabo Verde who introduced this dance to her. Since then she is studying kizomba on many workshops and festivals and sharing her knowledge with the students. She was one of the first dance teachers in Poland that began teaching kizomba when the dance was just beginning its international career. Her dance style is elegant and sensual and she puts a large focus on both: a perfect man’s leading and lady’s following in a dancing couple, and on the musicality.
Aleksandra Dar, 25 year’s old,originally from Lithuania (people say tahat Lithuanians have temperament like Latino’s). When she was 6 years old she was practicing gymnastic and at 8 she joined the “cha cha” dancing group of her school. In 2009 she started dancing Cuban salsa, mambo and bachata but in 2010 she felt in love of kizomba. She started learning kizomba, dancing it, traveling around the world to attend the biggest festivals and following kizomba everywhere. In 2013 she moved to Oslo, prepared a show with her dancing partner and started to to give private lessons. Times on time she plays as a bachata and kizomba DJ in Oslo.
Laura is Spanish/Norwegian and started dancing classical ballet at the age of five. Ten years old she joined the Norwegian National Ballet School and 16 years old she moved to London to continue her education at Central School of Ballet. Later on she explored hip hop and house before discovering salsa and bachata in Argentina in 2009. In 2012 she performed with the show team Ladyshow in Oslo, and in 2013 she joined the professional dance crew Samba Ladies and started performing salsa in couple, both Cuban and L.A. style. Laura and her dance partner won third place at an international salsa competition in Guatemala in April and qualified at the World Salsa Open competition in Puerto Rico in July. Her versatility and ability to learn fast has given her the chance of assisting during workshops of salsa, bachata and kizomba.