Our Instructors

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

Silvia Alexiev - owner of the Salsa With Silvia dance studio



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


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


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.


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.


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


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. 

Chesco Salsa Bachata Instructor Salsa With Silvia


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.

Carla Camargo - Studio Director At The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio


Salsa/Bachata instructor

Carla Camargo, originally from Mexico, first began technical dance training at the age of fifteen under the Jim Henson Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Northwestern high school in Maryland.

Megan Stewart - salsa and bachata instructor at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio in DC and Bethesda


Salsa/Bachata instructor

While Megan has been dancing her whole life, training in classical ballet, tap, theatre dance, and hip-hop with additional experience in ballroom dance, jazz, and other styles, it wasn’t until she moved to DC in the summer of 2018 that she found salsa and bachata as her preferred forms of self-expression.

Amber Davis - teaches private salsa lessons on 1 at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio in DC and Bethesda


Salsa Instructor

Amber Davis is a Washington, DC native and a proud graduate of Towson University with her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography with a minor in Theatre Arts- Magna Cum Laude. She has trained in musical theatre under Chet Walker at the School of Jacob’s Pillow and studied with Troy Roland and Wendy Davis for television and film.

Adam Azoff and Aciela teach Dominican bachata at the Salsa With Silvia Dance studio in Bethesda, MD

Adam & Aciela

Salsa/Bachata instructor

Adam and Aciela began teaching Bachata in 2019 after attending teacher training programs with Carlos Cinta (Chicago, Illinois). They aspire to create a welcoming and fun atmosphere for their classes, demystifying fundamentals and body movement for beginners. Using Bachata as a medium for self-expression and creativity, Adam and Aciela are dedicated to helping students find their own voice and style, building confidence, and sparking curiosity in Dominican culture and Latin dances in general.

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


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. She also did performances with a hip-hop group called RAM Squad, and fell in love with the unique way dance brought people with different thoughts, cultures, and perspectives together.