Instructors
photo Sean Quinlan

Sean is a Professional Salsa & Bachata Dancer and Instructor who in 2011 co-founded Hamilton’s Leading Salsa & Bachata School, Nuvitzo Dance.  He has competed in numerous competitions and has performed all over Southern Ontario and the northern states.

He recently won Vice Champion with partner Briia Comilang in Mississauga's largest dance competition - Lovebirds 2016.

Sean has traveled to San Diego and Boston to train with Alma Latina Dance Company.  He has completed their training and currently holds an Instructor's Certification in both Salsa and Bachata from Alma Latina.

Sean has trained in Kizomba with David Espinosa & Tania Wong from Amigos De Semba and with Albena from Afrolatino Dance Company.

     
photo Dan & Rachel Dubeckyj

Rachel & Dan currently instruct all Salsa 100 & 200 Series Classes at Nuvitzo Dance.

They have been teaching Salsa for 2 years and have performed with Nuvitzo Dance's Salsa Team.  Rachel & Dan are known for their clear instruction, patience & expert ability to break down steps, figures & patterns.  They consistently work with Sean in order to improve their knowledge of Salsa & are currently training in Kizomba.

     
photo Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer is currently an instructor teaching Bachata 101 at Nuvitzo Dance, as well as assistant director of the pre-intermediate salsa performance team, and a member of the bachata performance team.

Jennifer has always loved dancing, since the early days of baby ballet to recent dabblings in belly dancing and line dancing; as long as there is music Jennifer will find a way to move to it.

Jennifer joined the Nuvitzo family in 2015 and has since fallen in love with the musicality of bachata, the challenge of salsa and the rhythmic movement of kizomba. By becoming an instructor Jennifer hopes to share her joy of dance with you.

     
photo Kathi Zwei

Kathi started dancing in fall 2013 at the University of Muenster, Germany. From 2014 to 2016 she assisted with Kizomba group classes and the occasional salsa workshop. After immigrating to Canada in November 2016 she made the Hamilton salsa scene her new home. Shortly after, she started training with Sean to compete in the Amateur Salsa Showcase division at various Salsa Congresses throughout Ontario and Quebec.

Currently she is working hard to become the latest addition to the Nuvitzo Team and teach salsa and bachata beginner levels. Outside from dance Kathi is trained in German law and now studying philosophy at McMaster University.

     
photo German Simmon

German started ballroom dancing in the spring of 2012, and quickly fell in love with the Latin styles of Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. For the next three years, German ventured into the social dancing scene in Niagara, Hamilton, and Toronto, being exposed to different styles of Salsa, including Cuban, LA, and New York. In 2016, he joined Nuvitzo Dance and has been part of multiple performance groups, including the Intermediate and Pro-Amateur Salsa teams. He has been training with Sean and competing at the Amateur Salsa Showcase Division at Salsa congresses in both Montreal and Toronto.

 

In 2017, he won four first places and one-second place in both amateur Salsa and Bachata heated divisions with his dancing partner, as well as qualifying for the Amateur Salsa Showcase semifinal for the World Latin Dance Cup held in Florida. Currently, he is part of multiple dance groups at the studio and he is in the process of becoming one of the newest Nuvitzo instructors.

     
  Sanya Khan