Our Instructors

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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

Joffre Arce - salsa and bachata instructor at the Salsa With Silvia Dance studio

Joffre

Salsa/bachata instructor

A native Ecuadorian, Joffre’s love and passion for dance has made him a fantastic instructor, choreographer and performer. He holds a number of degrees and awards in the art of Latin dance.

David

Salsa/bachata instructor

David Navarro is a Bolivian-American dancer and instructor. He teaches Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk, Salsa, Merengue and Bolivian Folklore. David’s performance experience includes the World-renowned DC Bachata Congress, the DC Bachata Masters and more.

Camille

salsa/ bachata 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. 

Kelly Atwood - salsa instructor and team director at the Salsa With Silvia Dance studio

Kelly

Salsa instructor

Kelly Atwood started building her dance foundation through many years of competitive gymnastics. After years of competitive gymnastics training, she joined the AU Salsa Club and then got trained by Silvia to become a salsa dance instructor. 

Stephanie

salsa/ bachata/cumbia

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 half time shows for the football and basketball team. 

Jason

Salsa/bachata instructor

Jason took his first dance steps in an east coast swing class during his freshman year of college. After college he moved to New York, where he joined Stepping Out Studios’ salsa company, while continuing to study a wide variety of dances with the studio.

Gina Safadi - salsa and bachata instructor at the Salsa With Silvia Dance studio

Gina

Salsa/bachata instructor

Gina Safadi joined the Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio as Program Director in June of 2018. She is also an experienced salsa & bachata instructor and a performer.