Salsa Instructor & Performer
Derrick is a native to the Washington, DC area and has been a lifelong fan of dance. His journey with salsa started when he wanted to be adventurous and took a beginners class with Silvia back in 2010.
He quickly fell in love with music and after mastering a few moves, he was hooked to dancing salsa as much as he could. Early on he became a member of Silvia’s performance group and became a dedicated student of salsa. Currently, Derrick is lead dancer on the team, now directed by his partner Kelly Atwood. Derrick has studied under different teachers and has a solid knowledge of the nuances in the different salsa styles typically danced in the DC area including On1, Bachata, Cuban style and On2. He is a regular social dancer and has taught and performed in various venues in the DC area. In early 2014, Derrick was a principal salsa dancer in the music and dance production, Remembering the Palladium at the Atlas Theater. Currently Derrick serves as a substitute instructor at the Salsa With Silvia studio and he is available to teach and perform at private and corporate events.