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.
Stephanie moved from Cali, Colombia, to D.C. in December 2016. She learned and trained in the salsa style typical to Colombia, Salsa Caleña, with Salsa Pura and was training for Salsa Dromo with Arrebato Caleño. Stephanie also trained in Salsa on2 and Bachata in the Dominican Republic and fell in love with the Sensual Bachata style there. She teaches at The Salsa Room and has taught at workshops, congresses, festivals, comic book stores, clubs, and socials in the DMV. She will be teaching at Interfusion Festival in Alexandria this January. Stephanie loves sharing her love of dance through teaching. During the day Stephanie is a Middle School Spanish Teacher in Alexandria Public Schools and loves to incorporate dance and music into her classes. Teaching brings her a lot of joy, and she hopes to share that love of dance with her students.