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Joaquim Aoues

Joaquim, the founder of Salsa Libre Dance Company, is born in Africa. He started dancing Salsa in the 90’ies in Paris. In 1995 Joaquim moved to Denmark and later he traveled to Cuba where he took classes of both Rumba and Salsa.

Joaquim has been teaching Salsa on all levels for various years. When teaching he always focuses on the dance but teaches with the philosophy that all classes are different, which requires different ways of teaching. Therefore, he has been educated in various courses of methods of teaching by Fernando Zapata at Latinodance Company, Berlin.

Joaquim has taken part of creating various choreographies, including La Pantera Rosa, The Munk, Las Locas and Bachata in Paris. Joaquim has also instructed and performed at various large companies. He is often seen as Salsa DJ in Denmark.

Salsa Libre Dance Company by Joaquim Aoues is behind various Salsa events in Copenhagen, and is the official organiser of Copenhagen Salsa Festival and Copenhagen Bachata Festival.


Jakob García

Jakob has been dancing Cuban Salsa for more than 20 years. He found his passion for the Salsa music and dance in Santiago de Cuba.

He is a child of the ballet and theater, where he spent much of his childhood.

Jakob founded Salsa Cubana CPH, and has been teaching salsa for more 15 years.

He is known for his energetic and very educational teaching style and for creating an informal learning environment, where we have fun and can laugh when it things are difficult.    

Jakob believes that not only should dancing be a pleasure for the body and the soul, but just as important, you have to have fun doing it.


Christopher Vilandt Ferrara

Christopher has a background in Capoeira and he has an exceptionel talent of dancing and movement.

He has been taught in Cuban Salsa in both Denmark and in Cuba.

Cristopher has been teaching Salsa for many years and is especially known for his pedagogical way of teaching. He teaches with a great energy, a lot of passion and finds a lot of joy in music and dance.

Christopher is focusing on the technical details in the dance without compromising the fun of learning the dance – even when it gets extra challenging.

Walter Mesquida

Walter is half Chilean and half Spanish. He has been dancing Salsa and Bachata for many years and he has taught different styles of dance for more than 10 years, including Salsa LA on1, Cuban Salsa and Dominican Bachata.

On the dance floor, Walter is known for his high energy and elegant moves.

Walter’s dance classes are always entertaining, and his high pace and great energy is part of what defines his classes. His classes appeal to those eager to learn challenging turn patterns with lots of styling and energy for both the leader and the follower. Detailed breakdown of lead and follow techniques are also important elements of Walter’s classes of Salsa and Bachata.

Susana Kuo Abreu

As half Dominican and half Taiwanese, Susana has a strong passion for all latin dances. Susana has been professionally trained for many years in various dance styles including Salsa on1 and on2, Dominican Bachata, Samba and Hip Hop.

In 2013, Susana won the 1st place in the TV programme Dancing Stars. She has also performed at the TV programme Step Up Taiwan.

Susana has been teaching both Salsa and Bachata in Copenhagen for many years.

Susana is known for her graceful style of dance combinated with an explosive energy.

As a teacher Susana fills the room with the same high energy and she is very focused on the details of the dance. For Susana, dancing is much more than making turns and moving the feet, it is about the feeling and the joy of dancing, a philosophy that is reflected in the way she teaches.