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”, Cali,
Awards and Other Recognition:
- Over 20 years experience in teaching Latin
- 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 for President Jimmy Carter .
- Performed for the Organization of American
- Awarded the Austin Community Education
“Outstanding Instructor of the Year” award in April, 1992.
- Member of the University of Texas Competitive
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