Salsa Latina Dance Teacher Profile:

Marcela

Marcela originally from Argentina & starting dancing Tango since the age of 7.  She was the the first along side Maria to teach Zumba in New Zealand. She Dances & performs & teachers Salsa, Bachata & Tango. Dancing with Reuben Since 2011, together they still teach and perform and tother have a NZ Salsa Professional Champion titles, performed in Sydney Salsa Congress on a few occasions with their teams and recently performed and won in the Salsa Team categories in the South Island & New Zealand Latin Dance Championships.

 

• Dance Performer & Choreographer

• Qualified Dance Teacher & Salsa Dance Instructor

• NZ Professional Salsa Champion

• South Island Professional Salsa Champion

• Team Salsa Salsa Performance Choreographer

• Qualified Zumba Instructor

• Pioneer for Zouk in Christchurch & New Zealand

• Pioneer for Zumba in New Zealand

• Exercise Fitness Instructor

• Danced Argentine Tango since 7YO

• Organiser for Latin Dance Festival

• Alongside Maria was the 1st to start up Zumba in NZ

 

Dance Styles:

• Argentine Tango

• Salsa; Salsa, Cuban Style & Mambo

• Zumba

• Cha cha On2

• Merengue

• Zouk

• Bachata, Bachatango

• Brazilian Axé & Samba

• Jazz

• Hip Hop

• Reggaeton

• Wedding dances

 

Teaching Experience:

Marcela is quailified from the 'Salsa Masters Teacher Training Programme' at Salsa Latina & is the Senior Female Salsa Teacher at Salsa Latina & is already a qualified Zumba & Tango dance teacher:

• NZ Pacific Salsa Congress 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019  (Wellington)

• Tercer Tiempo 2011 @ Dome Hagley Park (CHCH)

• The Body Dance Festival 2009, 2010 & 2011 (CHCH)

• Speed Dancing 2010 & 2011 in Hagley Park (CHCH)

• Bay Salsa Festival 2010 & 2011 (Tauranga)

• Salsa Latina 2009-present (CHCH)

• Mashina Lounge - Christchurch Casino 2013 & 2014 (CHCH)

• Danza Latina 2007-2009 (CHCH)

• Zumba "Dance with me" 2008-2015 (CHCH)

• Tango "Dance with me" 2008-2011 (CHCH)

• Tango Workshops 2006-2007 (CHCH)

...and many more

 

Dance Training:

Training & Teachers listed below are a mixture of long time training through classes, plus courses, workshops, private lessons, teacher training, syllabus training.. not including online help & training etc.

Dance Instructors learnt from; Oliver Pineda & Luda (Aust, Latin Motion), Zulmara & Paco (USA/Mex), Liz Lira (USA), Serena Cuevas (USA), Csaba (Aust), David & Paulina (Mexico), Alex & Chi (USA), Emily & Jr (USA), Adolfo & Carla (USA-NY/Italy), Elli & Carlos (Aust),Magna (USA), Vito & Stephania (Italy), Mouaze & Fanny (France), Chiquito & Alice (Dominican Republic/Italy), Angelo (Aust), Sharon Pakir (Aust), Super Mario (UK), Reuben Watkins (NZ, Salsa Latina), Nikal Kleinstreuer (NZ/USA, Salsa Latina), Vikki Hampton (NZ, Salsa Latina), Csaba & Vali (Aust, Latin Motion), Lil Liz (Aust, LDA), Fernando & Becky (Aust), Giancarlo & Marsha (NZ), Mafie Zouker (Brazil). Juan and Samantha (NSW), Maria (Mexico) Reuben (NZ) .. and many more.
 

 

Latin Dance Competition Experience:

 

South Island Competition 2019
• 1st - SLA Salsa Team - Salsa Teams

 

New Zealand Latin Dance Championships 2018

• 1st - Salsa On2 Team - Open Salsa Teams

 

NZ World Latin Dance Cup 2017

* 1st in Salsa Teams (Non-Cabaret Category) - Team Mambo Sabroso (Choreographer & Performer)

 

World Salsa Solo Competition Australia 2015

* 1st in Salsa Am Teams Category (Choreographer)

 

South Island Salsa Competition 2015

* 1st in Salsa Teams Category (Choreographer)

* 1st in Pro/Am Category with Mia (Reuben - Pro assist)

 

New Zealand Salsa Championships 2013

* 1st in Salsa Teams Category w/Reuben (Choreographer)

 

South Island Salsa Competition 2013

* 1st in Salsa Teams Category w/Reuben (Choreographer)

* 2nd - Team Encanto, Salsa Teams - SI Salsa Comp 2013

 

New Zealand Salsa Competition 2012

* 2nd in Salsa Teams Category (Choreographer)

* 3rd - Team Encanto, Salsa Teams- NZ Salsa Shines Comp 2013

 

New Zealand Salsa Championships in Auckland

* 1st in Profressional Section 2012 w/Reuben

 

South Island Salsa Competition 2012

* 1st in Salsa Teams Category   (Choreographer)

 

South Island Salsa Comps 2011

* 1st in professional section w/ Reuben

 

New Zealand Salsa Championships 2011

• 2nd in professional section w/ Reuben

 

South Island Salsa Competition 2011

* 2nd South Island Teams 2011

 

Other Performance Experience:

• NZ Salsa Congress in various years
• Sydney Salsa Congress 
• Bay Salsa Festival 2011

• NZ Salsa Congress 2011

• Christmas Salsa Ball 2010 w/Reuben
• Salsa Night Fever parties

• Danza Fiestas - Samba & Tango 2008-present

• Buenos Aires Tango Festival 2005

• Latin Dance Festival 2008

• Latin Dance Festival 2007

...and many more

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