GLESNIEL & KARINA (Cuba-Norge)
Salsa / Reggaetón Instructors
An energetic Dj and dance instructor with 12 years experience, Glesniel Pérez Montalvo, was born in Havana, Cuba and is a Mechanical Engineer Graduate.
From a young age, he has been passionately fanatical about both traditional and new styles of Cuban dance that are seen and enjoyed in the streets of Old Havana. Due to this enthusiasm, he was actively involved in school dance groups. From the age of 20, he participated in Rueda de Casino competitions, and he was a member of the rueda group, "Los Marqueses de la Vibora”, which performed in the recording of the video clip, "Yo vengo de Cuba” by Fclan. Before moving to Bergen, Norway in 2014, he worked as an instructor at the Cuban dance schools Casa de Maisuri and La Casa del Son in Havana, and performed at the well-known club, 1830, in addition to other popular dance venues with his dance group.
Today, Glesniel runs his own dance school in Bergen, Cuba-Norge Dans, together with his dancing partner and wife, Karina. They have also established their own local dance festival, Minifestival Bailando for the last several years, a project that will continue in the future.
As a teacher, Glesniel has excellent pedagogy, tremendous energy, and is loved by his students. He loves social events and good fun (La Gozadera).
WE PRESENT OUR INSTRUCTORS:
MARIT KJEKSRUD AMUNDSEN (Norge)
Marit has always loved to dance and started teaching at the age of 15. When Marit discovered Cuban Salsa and Rueda de Casino in Bergen in 2005, she found her passion in life. She gave her first Rueda class in Cuba in 2007 and has since taught partner work and Rueda at BSI Dans, Danseglede/Salsakompaniet and at international festivals like, the Norwegian Rueda Congress, the Rueda Festival in Stockholm, and the Rueda Festival in Stuttgart.
Marit is known for her pedagogy and focuses on having fun, how to follow and lead, how to make a Rueda flow, how to educate new Cantantes, Feminist Rueda de Casino and crazy hard shit in Rueda.
Marit is a member of the international Rueda group TWSS That’s What She Said.
"Thank you Marit for a fantastic workshop. I attended several Cantante worshops and even gave some, but I never asaw such a sensitive and effective way of teaching calling. I highly recommend Marit´s Cantante workshop to all organizers of Rueda Festivals!" Sassan Ito
THERESE LUDVIGSEN FJEREIDE
Lady Styling Instructor
Therese flyttet til Oslo i 2005, og begynte da å danse salsa. I all hovedsak lærte hun å danse i latinomiljøet, og hun danset med alle mulige dansere, uvitende om at de danset forskjellige salsastiler, for ikke å snakke om forskjellige dansestiler. Etter at hun kunne følge de fleste danserne på dansegulvet var det noe som manglet, STYLING! Therese begynte da å ta timer hos Jazzy Ruiz og Amy Tuarez hos Salsakompaniet. Det var da hun ble oppmerksom på at det fantes forskjellige stiler, og at stilen hun lærte hos salsakompaniet var LA salsa. Etter hvert begynte hun også å undervise sammen med Jazzy,og gjorde dette fra 2009 til 2012 da hun flyttet tilbake til Bergen. Therese danser flere dansestiler, blandt annet Bachata og Merengue. I tillegg til dansen er Therese også Zumba instruktør, og har instruert Zumba siden 2013. Therese er opptatt av at musikken og dansen skal føles, og dansen skal være et svar på musikken man danser til.