Originally from Argentina, and with many years of experience as a dance instructor, Esteban philosophy is: “…more than just dance classes, we are about building relationships, helping people and improving their quality of life as they became part of a group, a community. And everyone is welcome!”. He matches a deep knowledge of dancing with a patient, easy-going and fun personality. He is certified by DVIDA, the largest dance organization in the USA and has been featured in Sabado Gigante, the most popular TV show in Latin America. He’s pace 1st in professional Salsa Competitions in Palm Springs, Utah and San Diego and placed top in many more. He has performed all over the US and abroad at international dance conventions and festivals. He has been featured in TV, Film and radio. He is most popular for his approach to teach beginners how to dance salsa.
Born and raised in Orange County, Chanelle has always admired all types of dance but never ventured into trying it. She began taking salsa and bachata lessons at OC Salsa a year ago and immediately fell in love with the music, culture and friendly, welcoming members of the OC Salsa Family. Determined to learn as much as possible, she began taking a series of private lessons with Esteban and taking every opportunity to social dance. She has performed in many occasions and she is well known in the Orange County Salsa Scene for her talent and friendly personality. Chanelle now assists and instructs beginners at OC salsa.
Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Lidet grew up surrounded with Latin music and dancing. Since little she had aptitude for dancing. Her specialty is body movement and following in dancing. As an instructor assistant, Lidiet is very patient and nurturing with new and current students, always helping and answering questions. She has studied salsa dancing with Esteban and it’s now one of the most valuable members of the OC salsa family.