Meet your instructors

At Salsabor, we pride ourselves on having the friendliest, most passionate and technically talented team of instructors to ensure you have the best experience learning to dance with style. 

We can’t wait for you to meet them in class.

In the meantime, you can find out more about us and each of them in the profiles below.

Andrea and Raquel
Salsabor Directors

Meet The Team

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    Raquel Paez
    Raquel is the founder of Salsabor, and co-Directs the company with her sister, Andrea. She founded Salsabor in 2004, and has proudly grown it to a…
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    Andrea Paez
    Andrea is a co-Director with Raquel in Salsabor. Like the rest of the Paez family she grew up with Latin music and dancing. Except that…
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    Alejandro Paez
    Alejandro began teaching Salsa at Salsabor at the beginning of 2012, and quickly became a student favourite because of his kind and gentle nature. He is…
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    Amanda Chiu
    Amanda became a Salsa instructor with Salsabor in 2010, having taken classes with the school for almost two years. She has great enthusiasm for teaching students amongst the…
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    Amy Walker
    Amy is a passionate Salsa instructor with Salsabor. She says “Dance is my passion and absolute obsession. I am so excited to help spread the love…
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    Ary Phaiyakounh
    Ary started out as an enthusiastic student in 2012, trying Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, Burlesque and most of the other styles Salsabor offered. She has stuck…
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    Ben Brillante
    Ben has been performing and teaching with Salsabor since 2006, and is currently a Bachata instructor with the company. Ben’s enthusiasm and talent has earned him…
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    Hamed Sarbazhosseini
    Hamed started out as a student at Salsabor, soon becoming one of the most dedicated and vocal instructors. He became involved with the Latin Dance…
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    Jason Tabiolo
    Jason is the lead Bachata instructor with Salsabor, and brings a wealth of experience and talent to his students, teaching them the latest technique, moves and…
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    Juan Pablo Blanc
    Juan Pablo, or JP, is a salsa instructor with Salsabor. JP is known for his great advice to his students including, “Practice. Make sure you go out…
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    Bo Djikic
    Bo began her Latin Dance journey back in 2006 with Reggaeton. Since then she has become a Salsa and Bachata advocate-teaching both at Salsabor after…
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    Amit Arora
    “Zouk is more than a process of dancing or a language. It is an ongoing reminder to focus our attention on the flow between yourself…
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    Megan Aponte-Payne
    Megan has been engaged with all things Samba for many years. She has danced it for over 5 years, speaks both Spanish and Portuguese, and…
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    Adam Brow
    Originally from Adelaide, I followed the love of my life to Canberra in 2009. Moving to a different place can be difficult; but since starting…
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    Jasmine Martens
    The wonderful Jasmine is a recent addition to the Salsabor teaching familia! She joined as a novice dancer in October 2014, and quickly progressed through…
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    Jacqueline Howman
    Info coming soon..
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    Sarah Bailey
    Self-professed crazy cat lady and dance movie tragic, Sarah began dancing salsa at Salsabor in October 2014 after seeing a salsa performance at the Multicultural…
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    Stephanie Lupton
    Stephanie was born at a young age. In her primary years, much to her parents’ dismay, she discovered her love of music in the recorder.…
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    Kat Senger
    Kat started dancing at Salsabor in 2013 and was hooked! She started with salsa, and not long after her passion for dance grew and she feel…
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    Maeve McGregor
    Maeve has been dancing since she discovered at age 9 that dance was a legitimate way to make herself the centre of attention. Beginning with…
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    Bernadette Jury
    Bernadette has been listening to music since the womb and has the philosophy of “when in doubt, dance it out! She says “I’ve been dancing…
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