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.