Phil & Upa

GUY ST-LOUIS co-founder of Kizomba NYC was immersed in music from the age of 6 playing the piano. This passion for music led him to his career in music and a scholarship at Valley Forge where he played the trumpet. He started dancing Dancehall and Reggae at the age of 18. Soon after, Guy entered the world of Latin dance. He received training from leading instructors such as Eddie Torres and Victor Moreno. He danced Semi-Pro Salsa for 6 years. Guy discovered Kizomba attending the UK Salsa Congress where he met his new loves and passions, Kizomba and Semba. UPA DANCARINA was born in Russia. She has been dancing since the age of 5. Upa started with Ballroom and Latin dances. This passion has led her to competitions for 10 years. Among others, she won a bronze medal in international competitions in Russia in 1998 and again in 2000 in the United States. She has been teaching for the last 10 years. She masters salsa, bachata, west coast swing, hustle and the house. But you must see the Artist in her new passions, semba and kizomba..

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