When did you join RicaSalsa?

"November '00"

Why did you want to join? Tell me the story of how you came on board.

"I had only been dancing 2 months, I really didn't think I was good enough to be in Rica Salsa. My wonderful teacher (Stephanie) asked me to go to a practice with her, because they needed 2 girls. Then Ricardo said Loni and I were in the group. I was very nervous and felt very privileged to be part of a well known group."

Where are you from? How long have you lived in the Bay Area?

"I was born in Mexico and came to the Bay area at 7 years old, I've been here ever since. "

When did you start dancing salsa?

"The middle of September '00, a friend wanted me to join Stephanie's beginning class with her. "

What do you like most about dancing in the troupe?

"I like everything, the team is a nice, positive, sincere friendship. I get great exercise, both physical and mental. I also get a great atmosphere to do what I love the most "Salsa" Ricardo and Sarah are excellent choreographers, motivational instructors, and very good friends to have."

Complete this sentence: You know you're a salsaholic when _______. ..

"...I dance a minimum of 4 days a week, and that's all I talk about at work. I owe my salaholisim to Stephanie Palmeri."

Do you teach? If so, please provide information (schedule, location, contact information)

"I assist Stephanie in her beginning, and intermediate classes. I have also helped a tiny whinny bit to choreograph her performance group."

What do you do when you're not dancing or working?

"Ahhh, I go to church everyday for lunch, pray the rosary, train my 4 dogs or take care of my beautiful nieces. "

Tell me 3 things you like about your RicaSalsa dance partner.

"He's always punctual, never misses practice, eager to learn and motivated to dance salsa."

Please describe your dance performance history, including any awards, competitions, shows, etc.

"I don't have any dance performance history at all. I used to be in the acting and modeling industry for the last 12 years. I even had my own business and taught models how to walk the run way, move the hips, smile, walk straight and look sexy at the same time, but no dancing experience."

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