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Cherelle Spears - Director of Operations at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio

Cherelle Spears

Director of Operations

Cherelle was born and raised in Washington, DC. Although she comes from a family of dancers and was once a Ballet & Hip-Hop Dancer, her passion for technology led her to take a different route. She has been working with computers since the age of 7. 

Gary Raze - Customer Representative and Studio Promoter at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio

Gary Raze

Customer Representative

Prior to joining the Salsa With Silvia team, Gary has had combined experience in management, advertising, business development, sales training, media, public relations, marketing and fundraising. 

Jazmyn Snelson - Receptionist

Jazmyn Snelson

Studio Director

In addition to her being a fabulous dance instructor for our kids program, Jazmyn will greet you with a warm smile and help you register at front desk.

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

Mario Cervantes

artistic director

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

Sage Chase - receptionist at the Salsa With Silvia dance studio.

Sage Chase


Sage’s roles at SWS are as a camp counselor, assistant teacher, and front desk receptionist. Sage is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts Administration with a minor in Voice at Howard University.

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