Our Instructors

They are here to serve you! No attitudes, just expert teachers. 

Silvia Alexiev - owner of the Salsa With Silvia dance studio

Silvia

Owner/Instructor

Dancing since she was 6, one of Silvia’s dream was always to have her own dance studio. Now the Salsa With Silvia studio is the fastest growing and largest Latin dance studio in the DMV area with locations in DC and Bethesda, MD.

Mario Cervantes - salsa and bachata instructor at the Salsa With Silvia Dance studio

Mario

salsa/ bachata/cumbia

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Mario began dancing jazz and Mexican folk dance at academies and dance companies in his hometown at a very young age. Dance continued to be an important part of his life as he grew up, and he has trained with instructors from around the World in a variety of disciplines

Stephanie Metzger - salsa and bachata instructor at the Salsa With Silvia Dance studio

Stephanie

Salsa/Bachata instructor

Stephanie wandered into a salsa dance class in college and has been hooked ever since. She was a part of Penn State’s Ballroom Dance Team, taught Salsa on1 and Bachata at her university for 3 years, and performed at halftime shows for the football and basketball team.

Yoii Campo- expert Salsa and Bachata instructor at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio in DC and Bethesda.

Yoii

Salsa/Bachata instructor

Yoii has been dancing for 20 years. She is a Colombian native from the city of Cali and raised in The Big Apple. Her dance background extends from Ballet to Hip Hop and all Latin Dances.

Salsa and Bachata have become Yoi’s passion and focus. She loves to work with all levels of dancers, including those with special needs.

Cat Gloria - Heels and Bachata dance instructor at the Salsa With Silvia dance studios in DC and Bethesda

Cat

Bachata & Heels Instructor

Cat Gloria came out of the womb dancing and never stopped. Her fused style originates from her roots as a classically-trained ballet dancer, and her time performing and competing on hip-hop dance crews later in life.

Camille

salsa/ bachata/Zumba instructor

Born and raised in Southern California, Camille started dancing at the age of 2 and hasn’t stopped since! Camille started out as a Salsa with Silvia student and has since fallen in love with both salsa and bachata. 

Taj Rose Sensual Bachata Teacher Th

Taj Rose

Bachata & Sensual Bachata

Taj began dancing 7 years ago in Seattle, a city with a deep love for bachata sensual. She fell in love specifically with social dancing and the technique behind it, ultimately moving to Europe to train.

Aldo Ortega Sensual Bachata Salsa With Silvia

Aldo

Salsa/Bachata Instructor

Aldo Ortega has been teaching how to Lead and Follow bachata (traditional and modern/sensual) and salsa (on1, on2) for 7 years and has 2 years of ballroom experience.

Luis Arduz Salsa Bachata Teacher Salsa With Silvia

Luis

Salsa/Bachata instructor

The passion that Luis has for dance came at an early age, where he continued to live out through Quinceñeras and Latin Festival showcases throughout his high school years. He joined his first studio during college, Xplosive Rhythms dance studio, which ignited his desire to learn more about the art and technique.

Trevor El Morenito - Salsa Dance Instructor At The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio DC and Bethesda

Trevor El Morenito

Salsa On 1, Salsa On 2 Instructor

Trevor Brown, A.K.A. El Morenito, is known for his unique, raw, and playful dance style. As an instructor Trevor really enjoys helping & teaching newer dancers to get the hang of the social Latin dance styles and seeing his students progress on and off the dance floor. Trevor inspires you to dig deeper in your practice, while still having a good time on the dance floor.

Jose Rodriguez Salsa Dance Instructor Salsa With Silvia

Jose

Salsa/Bachata instructor

Born in Miami to Dominican parents, Jose’s upbringings have always been influenced by folk and modern dances emanating from the Caribbean islands’ sounds of Salsa, Son, Danzon, Mambo, Merengue, Perico Ripiao, and Bachata. His avocation however really began with the Corazon Dancers of Tallahassee, FL in 2009.

Eesha Pendharkar is a volunteer dance instructor and part time media writer at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio. Eesha teaches Salsa, Bachata and Bollywood.

Eesha

Salsa, Bachata, Bollywood instructor & Media Writer

Eesha Pendharkar has been dancing since she was five. Born and raised in India, Eesha is trained in classical Indian dances, has choreographed and taught Bollywood and was a Salsa and ballroom instructor in her home town of Pune, India.

Aciela Kalmagambetova - Dominican Bachata Instructor at Salsa With Silvia

Aciela

Dominican Bachata instructor

Aciela developed a passion for dancing and music at an early age she while attended a local music school and joined a dance team. Aciela began dancing Latin dances in 2011, and her first trip to Dominican Republic had a big influence on her development as a dancer.

Roberto Gil - Salsa Dance Instructor at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio in DC and Bethesda

Roberto

Salsa instructor

Born in Maryland, However, Roberto lived abroad in Bolivia for almost 6 years. After graduating high school he came back to pursue a career in electrical engineering.

Chesco Salsa Bachata Instructor Salsa With Silvia

Chesco

Salsa/Bachata Instructor

Frankchesco Leveratto is characterized as being an instructor who is not only patient in your learning process but also provides a comfortable environment to make mistakes.

Alex Mistério - Kizomba Instructor at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio

Alex Mistério

Kizomba Instructor

Born in Brooklyn, NY by a Panamanian father and a Puerto Rican mother, Alex Rodriguez was raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During his early years, he loved sports and music. He ultimately found his passion for Kizomba during a local festival, and began to learn about the history of the African culture

Reema Ballroom Dance Teacher Salsa With Silvia

Reema

Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom

Reema Dazeé is a dance professional and children’s coach. DC native, she has been thoroughly trained in ballroom, ballet, and hip hop dance. Growing up with a passion for music and dance, she wanted to bring her passion to life through helping others.