OWNER, DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR, PERFORMER, CHOREOGRAPHER, DJ
Born in Havana Cuba, Marcos Ravelo chose to make Calgary his home in 2001. The transition from Cuba to Canada took place with a dream of carrying on the long-standing family tradition: sharing the gift of authentic Cuban dance with others.
Marcos Ravelo has taught Salsa, Rumba, Guaguanco, Cha Cha Cha, Casino Rueda, Reggaeton, Bachata and Merengue workshops across Canada in cities including Montreal, Toronto, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver. He has introduced his style of dance to Miami, San Francisco, Portland, Mexico city, Cancun, Tokyo, and Las Vegas. Marcos has taught and showcased his energizing routines and classes at prestigious international events, including, San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival, Las Vegas Super Congress, Vancouver Rueda Festival, & Cancun Casino Mayan Congress where hundreds of students and dancers, including some of the best Salseros and Casineros in the world, attended his workshops.
Marcos Ravelo also had the honour of performing opening routines for local and world renowned musical groups including Pachanga, Puerto Rican Power, Grammy Nominees Maraca, Tiempo Libre, Chuchito Valdez, Wil Campa, Oscar De Leon, La Orquesta Spanish Harlem, Joe Arroyo, Tres de la Habana, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, DLG, Huey Dumbar and Grammy Winners Ignacio Berroa, Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Yoruba Andabo, Grupo Niche, Fruko y sus Tesos Sonora Carruseles and many more famous bands, such as, La Sonora Dinamita, Cubanito, Pitbull Pop Star, Eddy-k, Cheka, Jacob Forever, Havana d' Primera Dayron y El Boom, Mayito Rivera, La Maquina, Los hermanos Flores and Nina Sky.
Marcos Ravelo has continued to make a name for himself and his studio in Calgary as well as internationally, leaving those in his path with an insatiable hunger for the taste of true Cuban culture!
"Dance like no one is watching. Always believe in yourself." - Marcos Ravelo
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