INSTRUCTORS

DARLIN GARCIA

Owner/Artistic Director/Instructor/

Choreographer 

Darlin Garcia is the founder, owner and artistic director of Art In Motion Dance & Fitness, and the Art In Motion Latin Dance Company. Born in the Dominican Republic, this energetic dancer, performer, and instructor has gained recognition as one of the top male salsa dancers in the Philadelphia/NJ area. With over sixteen years of experience, Darlin Garcia has taught and performed locally, nationally and internationally... Read More 

SHARONNE VINOKUROV

Instructor/ Choreographer - Salsa,  Bachata, Hustle, Ballet

Sharonne Vinokurov has been a dancer her entire life. She took her first ballet class at 3 yrs old, performed on stage by age 4, and choreographed at 7. At 12 years old, she became a member of The Philadelphia Ballet Theater and by 17 she was a Principal
dancer. Read More

ANDERSON ROLON

Instructor - Salsa, Bachata 

Andy Rolon is a Latin dancer in the Philly/NJ area. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, his love for Latin music began in his childhood. He moved to PA to study at Penn State University where he joined the Penn State Ballroom Dance Club that sparked his interest in dance. While at Penn State, Andy learned and soon began to teach salsa and bachata for the club, while also competing in Latin and Standard at collegiate ballroom competitions. Read More...

MELISSA PADIN

Instructor - Fitness, WOW Workouts

Dancing since the tender age of five, Mel has traveled the world dancing, teaching and performing on stages such as the world famous Copa Cabana in New York City and across the globe in Japan, Europe, and Latin America.  Latin dance became Mel's passion; music was her refuge and the stage became her saving grace. In 2007, the grand opening of her dance studio located in Brooklyn, NY aired all across the world on MTV TR3S.  A lifelong dream shortly lived. Read More.

ALYSSA LAYA

Instructor - Kids & Junior Hip Hop (Ages 6-9; 10-13)

Alyssa Laya has been a trained dancer and performer for over 7 years, beginning at the age of 13. Over the years, she's preformed and competed in major events, such as The Connecticut Salsa Congress, Canada Salsa Congress, The Philadelphia Salsafest, and many more. She's also been a member of dance teams, such as Mas Estilo, K'Viva Dance Company, and Estilo Dance Company. Read more...

ARIANNA LAYA

Instructor - Kids & Junior Salsa (Ages 6-9; 10-13)

Arianna’s love for dance and journey began at a very young age and and continues till this day. Her dance career began at the age of 4, with jazz. From there it expanded to other genres of dance such as salsa, bachata, ballet, hip-hop, and some traditional Venezuelan folk dances. Arianna’s dance career started to grow when she joined Estilo Dance Studio as a student at 9 years old. At 12 years old, she became an Assistant Instructor for the adult and kids dance programs. At 14, she competed at her first competition at the World Salsa Summit in Miami, FL. There she competed and won first place in the Pro-Amateur Salsa Newcomer category. She has traveled to and performed in multiple salsa congresses, in various cities within the United States, as well as in the Dominican Republic... READ MORE

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