Emanuela Iafrate
Italy / UK

Emanuela is an international artist, dancer, choreographer and teacher originally from Italy, and based in the UK. Emanuela has been dancing since the age of 6 when she started practicing ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop in some of the most prestigious dance accademies in Italy, where she gained national recognised dance qualifications. She started studying salsa and bachata in 2009 and instantly fell in love with it. She started training in afro/cuban, cuban salsa and salsa portoricana with some of the best dancers/teachers in Italy. After less than a year of training, she won the first place for Cuban partner work in a rigorous National Competition. Her passion for dancing and ambition to learn made her travel nationally and internationally to practice and study with other professional teachers/dancers in different dance styles, especially in salsa and bachata. She spent time in New York where she also started taking classes of Mambo On2 Emanuela’s expertise lie above all in Ladies styling and Body Movement. Her style is known to be elegant and unique, a fusion of technique and body movements that reflect her wide dance background. Based in the UK, she is involved in many dancing projects and teach classes, workshops and performs in the national and international scene on her own and with her dance partner Tamba Salsache’. She is invited to teach, perform and social dance in many Festivals and Events all over Europe, and in the United States, New York City. She loves sharing her passion, energy, and knowledge to all her students, colleagues and the people she dances with. She believes dancing and music has enabled her to discover a deeper meaning of life and she shares that message with everyone around her who’s ready to connect to it!

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