Susana Montero

Twice British Champion, holder of "Best Teacher Award". Has formal training in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Afro Cuban Dance, and is extensively travelling Europe and America teaching and performing.

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          Susana's Profile

Susana Montero, one of the fastest rising stars of British Salsa, why? Simply because of her vast knowledge of Dance and Salsa, her sheer dancing skills, and her excellent teaching abilities, which has men, women and teachers coming back class after class. All this wrapped up in one of the most likeable personalities around.

This has all helped to make Susana one of the most sought after Salsa teacher/dancers in the U.K.


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Past achievements include winning the British Championship after only one and a half years of dancing Salsa, and winning the coveted Bacardi Competition, which first prize included a chance to perform to one of the most prestigious audiences in the Salsa world, at the Congresso de Bacardi in Puerto Rico, where Susana and her dance partner Leon Rose received one of the loudest and longest standing ovations of the entire week, after their debut performance.

Susana now spends most of her time (when she isn't practising) teaching at her classes, holding workshops, and performing up and down the country, along with most of Europe and America.


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Susana, born and raised in Madrid, Spain, started dancing at the age of five, where she found a passion for Ballet (and Flamenco, which also was part of her Ballet training.) She excelled in Ballet, winning competitions and creating a name for herself along the way. Teaching ballet at school from the age of fourteen, whilst performing for the Silvia Yague Ballet Dance Company in Madrid.

Around the age of sixteen, Susana also turned her hand at Contemporary and Jazz dance, where she studied this until the age of twenty-four along with Afro Cuban.

Along with the challenge of being a very good and promising dancer, whilst she was studying Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz dance, she was also working at a part time job, and studying at university for her degree in Psychology, (which took 6 yrs,) achieving the degree with full honours. These being some of the reasons for the "no messing around" approach to her career. She thrives on hard work and professionalism.

On finishing university, the economic situation in Spain was quite bad, and many people (Susana being one of them) found themselves travelling to other countries to find work or pursue their careers. Susana came to London, with the intention of staying for a year, not speaking a word of English and only knowing one person! Meeting a friend one day at her English school she introduced Susana to Salsa. Magnetized by the challenge and passion of a new dance, Susana took to Salsa, like a duck to water.

Five years later we have, Twice British Champion, and one of the leading teachers in the new U.K. style Salsa, which is sweeping across the U.K. Europe and even America. She is the Leading Lady of British Salsa.

When you watch Susana teach/dance or perform, you do not see someone who just happened to be this good by chance, she is the product of being a dancer, who has danced and trained hard for over twenty years, which include Ballet, one of the hardest forms of dance, many of these years as a professional. Added to this, is a wealth of knowledge in several other forms of dance, (none of them were done in half measures) which gives her a great understanding of body mechanics, which is an essential requirement for all teachers and dancers.

Her past has also trained her to have great concentration and focus in any project she pursues, which is one of the reasons she is so meticulous when she teaches at her lessons/workshops or practises for one of her performances.

But I think the main reason for her ability to dance and teach so well, is besides her abilities, the fact that to dance and perform, is food for her spirit, it is her driving force, it is her vocation, but above all,
it is her Passion!!

 


 

SUSANA'S SALSA HISTORY
To date Susana has taught in workshops and performed shows worldwide. T.V. and radio stations have recorded some of these performances, along with several newspaper interviews.

Past Performances, shows and workshops

COSMOPOLITAN SHOW
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
CONGRESSO DE BACARDI LONDON
CONGRESSO BACARDI Puerto Rico
1st and 3rd EURO FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND
SALSA WEB CONVENTION IN CANADA
CUBA/COLUMBIA/AMERICA/SPAIN/SWEDEN
DENMARK/SWITZERLAND/ITALY/IRELAND

 


 

T.V. Appearances

BBC1
BBC2
SKY
ITV
CHANNEL 4
CHANNEL 5
G.M.T.V
SWEDISH T.V.
IRISH T.V
PUERTO RICO T.V.
INDIAN T.V.
MIAMI T.V.
SPANISH T.V.
   

 


 

Main events Susana will be attending this year

L.A. West Coast Salsa Congress
New York's East coast Salsa DE Congress
4th European Salsa Festival

 

SUSANA HAS ALSO FEATURED ON IRISH RADIO, COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, THE EVENING STANDARD AND INDEPENDANT NEWSPAPERS.

AT PRESENT SUSANA IS WORKING ON A DOCUMENTARY WITH THE BBC, (ONE YEAR IN LIFE). THE PROGRAME HAS FOLLOWED SUSANA FOR ONE YEAR. IT WILL BE TELEVISED IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE!

 


 

Susana's Classes

Day
Venue
Time
Price
Monday "TIME BUILDING HARROW" BEG, INT, ADV, 8.30 - 9.30 £6.00
Tuesday "PALS WINE BAR",
CROYDON
beginner and improver, from 7.30 to 8.30 intermediate and advanced 8.30 to 9.30 club till 11pm class £5.00 and club after 9.30 is free. £5.00
Wednesday PRIVATE LESSONS WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES BY APPOINTMENT  
Thursday "MY PLACE CLUB"
number 1 Trebvoir rd London SW9 8LF
beginner from 7.30pm intermidiate 8.45 advanced 9.45to 10.45 club till 2am £5 FOR CLASS £3 for club £5.00
Friday PRIVATE LESSONS WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES BY APPOINTMENT  
Saturday PRIVATE LESSONS WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES BY APPOINTMENT  
Sunday PRIVATE LESSONS WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES BY APPOINTMENT  

PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE MONDAY TO FRIDAY (MONDAY'S, TUESDAY'S AND THURSDAY'S DAYTIME ONLY)

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