INSTRUCTORS

Owner/Artistic Director/Instructor/

Choreographer 

DARLIN GARCIA

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 

Instructor/ Choreographer - Salsa,  Bachata, Hustle, Ballet

SHARONNE VINOKUROV

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

Instructor - Afro Latin Body Movement, Bachata

ALIYA ADENUGA

Aliya, also affectionately known as “Li” has been dancing from the moment her feet touched the ground. Raised in a home where music and culture were very much celebrated, she was exposed to many different music styles such as Brazilian Jazz and Salsa throughout her upbringing. It is because of these early experiences, as well as being of Nigerian (Yoruba) heritage, that Aliya has always understood the importance of culture being communicated and celebrated through music and dance.

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Instructor - Salsa, Bachata 

ANDERSON ROLON

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...

Instructor - Hip Hop; Salsa, Zumba

DESI TORRES

Desire E. Torres was born & raised in Philadelphia, PA. She has 19 years of hip hop dance experience under her belt. At two years of age Desire began her dance training in ballet and jazz at Joanna’s dance studio in south Philadelphia. When she turned thirteen she gained a love for hip-hop and after a few years of hip hop training she decided to audition for an all female Hip Hop company by the name of Flomotion. Read More.

Instructor - Fitness, WOW Workouts

MELISSA PADIN

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.

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

ALYSSA LAYA

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