Shahid - Salsa Buena Teacher
I began my Salsa journey in 2001 whilst living in London when persuaded to attend a local Salsa class and have not looked back since.
Living in London I was fortunate enough to count some of the worlds best teachers and performers as my mentors, Super Mario, Susanna Montero, Marchant Birch, Leon Rose, Tamambo, Larisa Balogh . I was so lucky to have these guys as my teachers, learning from the best of the best.
These world class professionals not only instilled in me the absolute essentials of dance but the energy, passion and desire to go with it.
This passion, energy and desire took me to travelling to Salsa Congresses around the world to further enhance my dance capabilities by being able to adapt to different styles and seek even more guidance from the world’s best teachers. Along the way I got stints as a performing artist dancing salsa in an episode of the BBC drama 'Down to Earth' and the movie 'Driving Lessons'.
It wasn't long before I was being asked to teach and perform in London. The beginning of this was in 2005 where I taught and performed for a charity event to raise money to help those that suffered in the tragic Asian earthquake.
At the end of 2006 I moved back to my hometown of Cardiff where I found that my advanced style of dance and teaching obtained during my time away were much in demand. I am now fortunate enough to be in a situation where I can pass on so much of what I have learnt in the style that I was fortunate enough to be taught in. But above all making it fun, and bringing that energy, passion and desire out of my students.