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From Havana Cuba, Afro-Contemporary, Folklore dancer and choreographer, with experience on stage and screen. Credits include principal folklore dancer and coreographer for TVC Ballet Nacional, Cuba, and pricipal dancer for World-Famous (Lady Salsa). Significan performance, artistic direction and teaching experience in Afro Cuban, popular an contemporary Cuban dance. Training also in Ballet and acrobatics.

Since February 2010, Artistc Director of Scotland's first company committed to progressing Black and Africa-Caribbean dance arts. The Descarga Dance Company, based at the company's own dance centre, Studio ILeache, Glasgow. The Descarga Dance school offers clients of all ages with or without previous experience the opportunity to engage in a broad spectrum of Cuban, Latin-American and African-based dance forms. It delivers a programme of dance courses, workshops and events that serve to develop students' practical and cultural knowledge of popular dance and culture of African- and particularly Afro-Cuban heritage. Descarga Dance pursues a philosophy where 'technique' in dancing is understood to include an appreciation of dance as cultural and social history, as music, as communication with others, and as physical movement.

Yainer Carbonell Vegueriz & The Descarga Dance Company (Cuba)

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