Portrait Yoyo & Solangel


Solangel fi rst joined the school Instructores de Arte in Havana, then graduated at the school of “Tropicana” as first bailarina figurante. Yoyo absolved his training as modern dance- and folklore-dancer at the ENA, Cuba´s National Art School. He studied dance education and graduated with honours at the renowned University of Arts of Cuba in Havana. Later, Solangel and Yoyo participated in productions like “Bar at Buena Vista Social Club”, “Viva Cuba”, “Cuerpo, Espirito, Alma”, “Veia Cuba”, “Danza de negro con alma de luz” amongst others. Both work as instructors in Salsa-, Mambo-, Afro-Cuban- and Cuban-festivals all over the world and teach in English, German and Spanish. As instructors, they focus on traditional dances, so-called “Bailes Populares Cubanos” (Son, Mambo, ChaChaCha, etc.) as well as Afro- Cuban dances, modern dance and of course Salsa, Rumba, Reggaetón, Rueda de Casino and Ladyand Menstyling. Solangel and Yoyo are much more than excellent dancers with outstanding didactic skills. They are enthusiastic and charismatic teachers; whose positive attitude electrifi es their audience and students immediately.