Meet The Teachers
Rebecca started her dance journey at the age of 17 when she explored various street styles shush as Dancehall, Afro, hiphop etc. at one of the best dance schools in Sweden. There she gained a solid foundation in dance.
A couple of years later she was introduced into the world of Salsa Cubana but it wasn´t until 2016 she discovered Bachata as she was invited to join a Bachata performance team in Gothenburg. A turning point came in 2018 when she had the opportunity to attend a workshop in Bachata (traditional style). She fell in love and the rest is history!
Rebecca is one of the co-founders of Bachata Caliente Events and its dance school where she is also a resident teacher. She is passionate about fostering a supportive space for dancers to connect and grow, as well as creating a space for artists to share their dance knowledge trough bootcamps and other events. She is focused on guiding students on their journey in dance and to empower others to express themselves through Bachata. Her goal is to create an inclusive and welcoming Bachata community where everybody feels welcomed.
“I love Bachata because of the way the music makes me feel, the rhythm, the melody and the bass. I love that I can dance it freely by myself and also share it with a partner”.
Naida Linda grew up in Gothenburg and has danced different styles since her late teens. She was captivated by the Brazilian rhythms 2013 and has performed in the Rio carnival and other festivals in Europe. She fell in love with Bachata in spring 2020 and has been teaching for over two years. Naida is passionate about amazing hip movements, playful footwork and loves the requinto guitar.
I started my love for dancing latin dances 4 years ago, starting with Salsa. I quickly grew fond of bachata but started with sensual. My love for Dominican Bachata was ignited when I realized I could express myself in the dance, even with a partner and that it is more a dance you dance together with your partner than being led. I have always had a passion for dancing. When I grew up, I danced hip hop, street and jazz.
I have always been intrigued by discovering different cultures and with a long background in sports I found it about time to try out what I have always liked in the background - Dancing. When I found bachata I fell in love right away and for the last 3 years I've been dedicated to the dance and community. What I like most about bachata is the playfullness and freedom I feel while dancing to the instruments. Also, its such a great space to meet new friendly people and to experience the dominican culture.
Dance has always been an important part of Karin's life. For over 25 years, she has immersed herself in various styles. She has a broad knowledge of dance styles such as jazz, hip-hop and salsa. Her experience in salsa has grown over 20 years. She has participated in several dance groups, trained at Yassballet Escuela Cubana de Danza and traveled to Cuba to take private lessons. Karin has taught salsa at Caliente Dance school, Esconde Dance and ABF since 2019 and collaborated with other dance teachers such as Javier Trujillo Herrera, Eliecer Espinosa Sarría, Ramón Cabrera and George Eugenes. In addition to salsa, she has taught tango, hip-hop and musical dance. She has experience in both teaching private lessons and groups in semester courses as well as at afterwork parties. Karin loves performing and performed in Europe and South America during the years she lived in Spain, Chile, Uruguay and England. In Valparaíso she danced for the jazz company at Balmaceda Centro Cultural and in Gothenburg at Yassballet Showteam. Dance is the joy of life and an artistic expression. Karin wants to spread the joy of dance and broaden movement patterns by immersing the participants in musicality and creativity.
I’m Jenny and I have been dancing the majority of my life. After many years of ballroom dancing, I started to dance salsa, both cuban and line, dancehall, afro, contemporary etc. For me, dancing is about having a good time and I want everyone to feel welcome, accepted and respected in my classes. Come enjoy!
Emilia was introduced to dancing at a young age and dancing has played a big role in her life. She has immersed herself in a range of different styles: Lindy Hop, Son, Dominican Bachata, Casino (Cuban Salsa), Afro-Cuban Contemporary Dance, Cha, and Salsa On 2 - just to name a few. Her love for Salsa began in Cuba, 2015 and she’s been dancing around the globe ever since. More recently, Emilia travelled to the Dominican Republic to study Dominican Bachata from the locals. Previous to that she has been studying and performing Son Cubano in Australia working for the Eric Turro Dance Company in the Buena Vista Show and the Flamencuba Show, under the guidance of legendary Sonero Eric Turro-Martínez. Emilia loves sharing her passion for diverse cultural creative practices and encourages students to delve deeper into the styles they learn with a curiousity and respect for the cultures from which they are born.
Leonardo Solar was born in Chile and raised in Växjö Sweden where he danced different styles such as salsa, merengue, and samba. Leonardo is also a percussionist and played in different samba and salsa orchestras and toured around Sweden and other parts of Europe. Leonardo found dominican bachata during the pandemic and was captivated of this passioned dance style where you can express feelings on a profound emotional level.
Eliecer Espinosa Sarría comes from Havana Cuba. During his up bringing in Havana, he danced hip-hop, reggaeton and salsa where he moved within the dance world. In Gothenburg, he has developed in Salsa and rueda de casino. He has taught salsa and performed on several stages, among others. Rueda de casino festival, Stockholm, Salsa Congress, Gothenburg, Salsa fest, Jönköping. Since spring 2022, he is a Salsa teacher at Caliente dance school. Eliecer is passionate about teaching Cuban culture through dance and music. In Cuba, they are strong artistic expressions that are important in society. He loves to see his students develop and find joy in salsa. Eliecer values socializing highly and dancing is an excellent way to meet.