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Leandro Charanga

Leandro Charanga

From Havana, Cuba arrived in the UK in 2007 and was immediately crowned 'The Reggaeton King.'

100% Cubano, he is one of the most charismatic performers and teachers in the UK today. His style is unique and cutting-edge, and for this he became famous in Cuba where he is known as 'Charanga'.

In Cuba Leandro made his living as a professional dancer, performer and choreographer. His passion for dance began in childhood, and his dance training began when he was 8 years old. He graduated with distinction from 7 years of study with a leading Havana dance company which is renowned for its breadth of teaching and emphasis on the performance arts. Leandro attained teaching qualifications after 2 more years of study and has taught and performed in all Cuban dance forms; Salsa, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Afro and of course Reggaeton.

Leandro's warmth, sense of fun and enthusiasm for dance fills a room!

From beginners level to advanced master classes, Leandro aims to help students grow their skills and as a result, their pleasure in dancing.

Leandro's professional dance background means that he can incorporate many years of experience in dance steps, body movement and styling into every class, whatever the level.

The positive energy has made Leandro a firm favourite at salsa congresses and weekenders.

Credits:

Winner of LUKAS Tropical Dance Performers of The Year 2017

Featured dancer in Los Van Van's music video - Oct 2015

Finalist in the 'UK Dance Elite Championship' competition 2015

Winner of LUKAS Tropical Dance Teachers of The Year 2015

Winner of LUKAS Tropical Dance Performer of The Year 2015

3rd in the UK - BachataStar 2013

Featured dancer in the 2013 movie 'Cuban Fury'

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Jessica Guastella

Jessica Guastella

From Sicily arrived in the UK Summer of 2012 and began dancing at Leandro Charanga's Cambridge classes in Autumn 2012.
With a passion for dance, that is on par with Leandro's, and her natural talent she was soon standing along side Leandro helping him teach his classes. Together they set the dance floor alight and bring down the house!

In 2015 Jessica achieved her Diploma in "Performing Art (Dance)" at the Peterborough Regional College.

Winners of 2015 LUKAS awards in Tropical Dance Teachers of the Year and Tropical Performers of the Year. Finalist in the 'UK Dance Elite Championship' competition 2015.
Leandro and Jessica are a fantastic dance partnership. With their combined passion for dancing they choreograph the most amazing show pieces and are stunning to watch in action.

Jessica supports, teaches and performs alongside Leandro all over the UK & Europe but is also a teacher in her own right teaching classes for Eagle Salsa Tours Majorca Spring 2015 event.

Jessica has her own funky style infused with Reggaeton, hip hop & street dance. With energy to spare, if there is music she is dancing!

Credits:

Winner of LUKAS Tropical Dance Performers of The Year 2017

Finalist in the 'UK Dance Elite Championship' competition 2015

Winner of LUKAS Tropical Dance Teachers of The Year 2015

Winner of LUKAS Tropical Dance Performer of The Year 2015