Salsa Austin's main instructor is Alvaro
Gomez, an award winning Salsa dancer/teacher from Cali, Colombia.
Here is some information about his dance background:
- Completed course in Folkloric Dance at Escuela
de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia.
- Completed course in Free Style Dance at Universidad
del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
- Completed course in Latin Dance at Comite de
Corporacion Vallecaucana, (CVC), Cali, Colombia.
- Completed course and received Certification
in Salsa-Samba from Centro Latino Americano de Baile LIDEZ,
- He has taken Argentine Tango courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Awards and Other Recognition:
- Over 25 years experience in teaching Latin
- Certified Dance Instructor.
- Former salsa world champion.
- Numerous T.V. appearances in several cities
such as Atlanta, GA, Dayton, OH, and Washington, D.C.
- Winner of multiple Salsa contests both in Colombia
and the United States.
- First Latin American dancer to perform in the
White House .
- Performed for the Organization of American
- Awarded the Austin Community Education Outstanding
Instructor of the Year award in April, 1992.
- Former member of the University of Texas Competitive
- Represented Colombia directing Cumbia dancing groups performing in Georgia, Ohio and Washington DC.
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