Alexis Mora Blanco

Alexis

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Surrounded by the rich tropical rhythms in Havana, Cuba, Alexis discovered his passion for dancing at just five years old. He entered his first dance competition at the age of seven, where his talent was recognized and won first place for his unique ‘Michael Jackson Style Salsa’. This inspired him to pursue his dream and love of dance and began studying Cuban dance throughout his childhood and teenage years.

Through his commitment and determination, Alexis made many achievements in his professional dance career. In a well-known salsa competition that was filmed for TV, he placed 1st after dancing a 1-hour long competition for salsa. He then went on to dance in the Carnaval in Havana, and won second place out of 1000 dancers. Alexis was highly sought after by many dance companies and won 1st place yet again in another competition, this time in the Festival de Raices Africanas Wemilere 2004, the most important and recognized Folklore Festival in Cuba at the time. Alexis is one of the few certified Latin dance instructors in Western Canada, receiving his certification from one of the original dancers who developed the fundamental steps and movements of salsa in Cuba, which then spread to the world.

Alexis made the journey north to bring his love of dance and unique style to Canada, and has since performed and taught at many international dance events including Cancun, Los Angeles, Havana, and all around Canada. He is well versed in many dance forms including Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Afro Cuban, Rumba, Son, Pilon, Cha Cha Cha, Hip Hop, Break Dance as well as the Zumba program.