We wish to share our deep passion for dance and an appreciation for world cultures in hopes of seeing the community become more culturally enriched. We encourage richness and inclusion through international dance.
Our goal is to educate and touch on the vastness of world cultures using dance as a medium. We regularly host affordably ticketed events of dance performances by globally recognized groups, lecture series, workshops.
By promoting and providing a platform for global dance art and education, we will fortify our ties to one another while encouraging growth and opportunity for the future of our region.
Are you a group or individual skilled at dance? Contact us to participate in one of our upcoming events.
Mila relocated to Norfolk from Washington, DC five years ago. From a young age until graduating high school, she trained and performed with West African dance company Kankouran. Her interest in world cultures further developed when she studied International Relations, taking courses both in the states and abroad earning a Bachelors in International Affairs from Trinity College. She is a local real estate consultant.
Ann is an Assitant Professor of dance at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. Ann relocated to Hampton Roads in 2011 after completing her MFA in Experimental Choreography from the University of California, Riverside. She has also danced professionally with Haitian and Afro-Cuban folkloric companies for several years based in New York City.
Olga, born and raised in Puerto Rico until the age of 13, resides in Virginia Beach, and is a Senior Marketing Consultant at La Selecta Radio 103.3 FM / WVXX 1050 AM, Hampton Roads Hispanic music stations. Ms. Torres has worked in the interpreting and translation field for the past eleven years. She is a business partner at Dragonfly Latina Productions, promoting events and causes for Latina women.
Chae believes in the ability of dance to transform lives and ignite a sense of inner awareness and power. Originally trained in Rueda de Casino (Cuban salsa) by Christopher Rogicki of Fuákata NYC, she has also studied other Cuban dance styles under many acclaimed instructors, including Afro-Cuban folkloric dance, rumba, and son.
Sandra, a multi-cultural transformational life coach, has a BA & MA in Latin American Literature from State University of New York at Albany. She moved to Norfolk in 1988 due to her husband’s job opportunity. She’s worked as Latin American Literature Professor at Old Dominion University, then Hampton University until opting to be a stay-at-home mother.
Dede discovered Salsa Dance in her junior years of school. She later won contests at the Stardust Ballroom, The Roxy, Copacabana and Latin Dance events. She also danced African, Jazz, Improvisational, and was offered to tour with LaRocque Bey African Dance Troupe. Relocating from NYC, she attained a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor Certification locally through Zenya Yoga Academy and fused “Yoga Dance” in her practice teachings. She is the Latin Dance Instructor at CB Studios in Yorktown.