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Ana Masacote

Ana Masacote has more than 20 years of experience in the Latin dance industry. She began her formal dance training with folkloric dance at age 5 and Salsa at age 15…

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Joel Masacote

Joel Masacote has more than 30 years of experience in the Latin dance and music industry. He began his formal music training with piano lessons at age 8 and dance training at 17…

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Angeline Egea

Angeline Egea began her formal dance training in her native Colombia with ballet at age 5, and flamenco at 14. She performed and competed with the…

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Dave White

Dave White became passionate about salsa dancing in the mid ‘90s when Boston’s salsa scene was just beginning…

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Gastrell Rossignol

Gastrell Rossignol began formal dance training in fokloric dance, zouk, and compas at the age of 9. He studied in his hometown of Orange City, N.J. and during visits to Haiti…

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Phillyp Chanlatte

Phillyp Chanlatte, an American of Haitian descent, fell in love with the Angolan culture of Kizomba after visiting a Cape Verdean club…

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Sharon Newton

Sharon Newton was already a Latin dancer when she fell in love with kizomba and semba. She has trained across the U.S. and in Portugal…

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Tana Ruegamer

Tana Ruegamer stepped into her first tap and jazz class at the age of 6 and has been dancing ever since. She continued her training with drill team, ballet…


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What People Say

“Thank you for everything you’ve done, and for how you will continue to gift me in my life. I’m sure you’ve heard this plenty, but what you and the Masacote team has constructed is a truly unique force of life.”

David Lombino

“I’m always so moved by the way you speak to your students (with kindness), how mindful and articulate you are with what and how you teach, and just blown away with how BRILLIANT the entire Masacote team is.”

Jamie Koo-Kepka

“What a fun night last night! I wanted to thank you for the private lesson you gave me last week- it made me feel like there is hope for me after all! :)”

RebeccahSonn

“Thank you for 13+ months of great salsa, great people, and great memories, and thank you for many timeless nights–timeless! I swear–of dancing, both past and to come, and for the joy I feel right now.”

Nicholas Chammas

“You guys are top shelf instructors. I have taken classes in LA, San Diego, Illinois and Toronto and various Canadian cities. Nothing comes close to the attentive detail.”

Marvin Jones