In 2004, while running around the country as a consultant, I stumbled upon the Copacabana in Manchester. After being convinced to put down the red wine and join the Salsa class, I was hooked and haven't looked back since.
A further year in Manchester and further Salsa classes throughout the UK, I finally returned to London and with the enormous variety of different styles and clubs.
I became increasingly obsessed and spent another year with Miguel Monterio of London-Salsa before taking my first steps towards the performance stage with Laith Sami. Under Laith Sami, I grew in confidence and performed at various venues throughout London including Bar Rez, Bar Salsa and the Scala Bank Holiday all nighter. A further year, and I sought out Irene Miguel and her Mambo Lifestyle. This was my introduction to the emerging style of Salsa in London known as NY Style (Crossbody On2), followed by further performances at Bar Salsa, Scala, the MamboCity 5* Congress, an international performance at the 2nd Turkey International Salsa Festival and finally at the Great British Salsa Experience in 2008.
After which, I returned to London-Salsa as a teacher before Founding TNT Dance with Tina Stamou and since then have been
increasingly more invovled in the Salsa scene: Teaching for top UK promoters (such as the LDA, for the Latin Collective at Scala), managing a Salseology (a 12 piece Salsa Dura band) and organising workshops with international guest instructors.