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KAREN RODRIGUEZ-CHABA

CEO| Instructor

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A.K.A. Mamma Bear. Karen and her husband Peter never thought they would have more than one child in their family but fate intervened and gave them seven amazing new family members. She's never been known to roar out orders but..

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ALESSANDRA AMARO

Creative Director| Instructor

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La Ardilla Picante (Spicy Squirrel) Alessandra was born in the festive city of Cancun, Mexico and arrived in Toronto one cold October day. However she brought with her the warmth and spice to share with us...

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ANDREW GRAY

Faculty Director | Instructor

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El Hermano Mayor (Eldest Brother) You would never know it but behind those dreamy eyes is an ever expanding mind that has patiently nurtured new students in dance. He is someone you never want to miss dancing with at a social because...

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ADRI CHAVEZ

Operations Manager | Instructor

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La Embajadora (The Ambassador) Adri came to Abanico like a breath of fresh air bringing oceans of ballroom and urban dance talent as well as her keen eye for managing the floor...

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YORDAN GUTIERREZ

Entertainment Team Lead | Instructor

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Piernas de Fiesta (Party Legs) Yordan is not just a dancer but more so a "movement" :) Hailing from Havana, Cuba he brings the original folklore and Cuban culture to every class...

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MAYA CHARLEY

Lifestyle and Blog Writer | Instructor

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La Rubia (Blondie) Maya comes all the way from Aruba and converse fluently in Papiamento, Spanish and English without missing a beat...

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CLAUDIA HUERTA

Program Lead | Instructor

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Claudia was born and raised in Peru with salsa music in the background in every stage of her life. Moved to Canada in 2019 and since her first week, she has been teaching salsa... 

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RAZMIG TATARA

Ballroom Lead | Instructor

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Coming soon!

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