Gil & Shelley (UK)
“The UK’s Best Salsa Performers”
Salsa Consultants, “Matilda” The Musical
Three Gold Stars Sky One’s “Got To Dance”
“The Home of World Championship Salsa in London”
Together as Pexava Dance Company, which means “Lightning Fast” in Mayan from Gil’s native Mexico, husband and wife Gil and Shelley are an explosive combination on stage and inspire students of every level in their lessons….
Gil is well-known internationally for his creative and unique turn patterns and shines which he teaches with an absolute emphasis on technique and a sense of humour. Shelley is an infectiously enthusiastic dancer who is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s most popular teachers and performers. Together Gil and Shelley, “The UK’s Best Salsa Performers”, have performed and taught at international professional level in over 20 countries and are currently the UK’s most in-demand professionals at European congress level. They have made numerous appearances on national TV including BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, are salsa consultants for the West End’s “Matilda” the Musical, and recently made it through to the Judges’ Shortlist on Sky One’s “Got To Dance”, winning 3 gold stars and having the honour of a home visit from Judge Kimberly Wyatt, plus they featured on the catwalk at Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. Gil and Shelley have both trained extensively in New York, Italy, and Puerto Rico and they bring you authentic technique, plus many years of experience from the studios and social dancefloors across the globe. They have both placed at salsa competitions truly recognised at World Championship level against competitors from all over the globe, including the likes of Adrian and Anita, Fernando Sosa (Tropical Gem), Junior and Emily and Oliver Pineda. Between them, titles include: twice UK Professional Champion, twice European Bronze and Silver medallists, World Semi-Finalist, World Bronze medallist and World fifth place (World Latin Dance Cup and World Salsa Open respectively).
Gil and Shelley have earned a reputation at world class level as social, competition and performance dancers and are without doubt amongst Europe’s best teachers, so come and learn their secrets!