Student Bachata Team

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This Could Be You!

Ever dreamt of being part of a dance group? Ever imagined yourself on stage? Ever wanted to improve your dancing while having fun? Our team still has room for you to join us for the season. Requirements: A passion for dance, a willingness to learn & work hard, a positive attitude, the ability to work as part of a close group, a strong sense of commitment. No partner or dance experience required! For details call 250-881-6141 or email director@calientedance.com.

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Christina Morrison- Director

Christina has been dancing her whole life. With a background in music (she also plays the saxophone) as well as ballet, jazz and competitive ballroom, she has been dancing salsa for over 18 years and is one of the only instructors in Canada certified by the World Salsa University in Puerto Rico to teach LA, New York & Puerto Rican Salsa. For over 15 years Christina has been the director & choreographer of the internationally touring dance company Salsa Caliente and has traveled to perform all over the West Coast as well as in Italy, Puerto Rico, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, the Bahamas and Mexico. She has competed twice for Canada in the World Salsa Open Championships and is now a certified judge. Christina has choreographed for Salsa Team Canada, as well as for numerous music videos and has had the honor of dancing on tour with some of the top bands including Juno nominated band "The Puentes Brothers" and Grammy Award winners "Spanish Harlem Orchestra". "The first time that I ever saw anyone dance Salsa was when I was 4 years old and I was immediately hooked. Let me share my passion with you and introduce you to the world of Salsa!"

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Alicia Laroque

Alicia joined the local team in January 2016. She has had a passion for dance most of her life and is now learning many new styles of dance. "My friend introduced me to salsa in September and I've found it to be my new passion. I am so excited to learn and hope to advance my skills so that one day I can travel with the touring team."

Andy Martinod

Phone and bio coming soon!

Bradley Bachmeier

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Chris Sundstrom

This is Chris' fourth year with the Salsa Caliente's Salsa Teams. He has performed in New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Victoria and is excited to be returning for another amazing season. Chris began dancing six years ago with Cuban Salsa and has expanded his horizons with Salsa Caliente to include NY and Puerto Rican On2, LA On1, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Plena, Bachata, Merengue and several other folkloric styles. "Live, love, learn, dance!".

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Jennifer McGibbon

Jennifer joined the UVic Ballroom Club in January 2015. She fell in love with salsa and decided to try the Salsa Caliente auditions in January. Jennifer can't wait to share her love of salsa with her teammates and the salsa community around Victoria. "I'm so excited to be a part of something new and different and that I've never done before!"

Michelle Dzbik

Phone and bio coming soon!

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Travis Moffat

During his first year of post secondary education studying physics, Travis discovered a huge passion for all things musical. It was not long before he was playing violin, singing, and after trips to South America and Italy, dancing Salsa! "I really enjoy the depth of the underlying structures in salsa and look forward to building up my musicality and skill with such a wonderful and supportive salsa community."

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