Salsa Instructor Profile
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Accolades1st Place - 2014 World Salsa Summit Amateur On2
1st Place - 2013 Canada Salsa Congress Amateur On2
1st Place - 2013 SF Salsa Festival Pro-Am Division
1st Place - 2013 SF Salsa Congress Amateur Division
Jesus Cruz is a salsa dancer, performer, and instructor who has a long background in dance, starting with several traditional folkloric dances which he learned in his home town of Chiapas, Mexico. He began dancing ballroom in 2004 under the direction world-class competition dancer, Natasha Clarke.
Jesus began salsa in 2005, training with Salsa Olé dance company in Sonoma County, and has since performed and competed with other local Bay Area salsa teams including MamboNova and the Couture Dance Alliance, directed by World Champion Luis Aguilar.
Jesus teaches salsa lessons in the North Bay along with Irene Silva and his current dance partner, Kristen Nowakowski with whom he competes and performs with around the country. Jesus also started the Salsa Caoba Dance Company in 2007, which has performed around the Bay Area.