Salsa Instructor Profile
Contact InfoWebsite: www.cachetdanceacademy.com
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Accolades1st Place - 2014 World Latin Dance Cup Amateur On1
1st Place - 2012 US Salsa Open Championships Semi-Pro
2nd Place - 2012 Las Vegas Salsa Congress Amateur
3rd Place - 2013 San Francisco Salsa Congress Semi-Pro
Helen Vazquez is a competitive salsa dancer and dance instructor based in the South Bay. Helen began her salsa dancing career at the young age of 14, and within months became a member of Pretty Boys & Girls Dance Company’s amateur team. She has since been a principal dancers on a number of local dance companies including MamboNova Dance Company and Grizzly Dance Company.
Helen is well known in the competitive salsa scene, and has won numerous titles at competitions including the Las Vegas Salsa Congress, San Francisco Salsa Congress, and US Salsa Open Championships. In 2013, she and her partner JC Camarena took first place in the Amateur On1 division of the competition.
Helen now operates her own studio in Fremont by the name of “Cachet Dance Academy”, where she offers private salsa lessons as well as choreography for events such as Quinceaneras and Sweet Sixteen parties. She is also an active salsa competitor, and is an assistant coach for San Jose State University’s student salsa team, Spartan Mambo.