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Meet Bryan Andres Salinas

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Bryan Andres Salinas

Bryan Andres Salinas joined Verb in January as part of Verb’s 2022 International Cultural Exchange Program. The International Cultural Exchange Program was developed to identify individuals who represent the diverse cultures and races of the world and to bring them to Cleveland to work with Verb’s dancers for six months. As part of his exchange with Verb, he will be sharing South America’s dance traditions, particularly Salsa and Colombian dance with the company.

Salinas began his dance studies at the age of 10 at the Colombian Institute of Classical Ballet. After graduating high school, he furthered his studies in New York City at Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, Joffrey Ballet School and Manhattan Youth Ballet. In 2015, he returned home to join the Incolballet classical ballet company under the directorship of Jose Manuel Ghiso, where he danced regionally and toured internationally. He was also a founding member of the Fundación Ballet Capital Company under the direction of Julian Garay. As part of his exchange with Verb, he will be sharing South America’s dance traditions, particularly Salsa and Colombian dance with the company. In return, he will learn about American contemporary ballet and visit Cleveland’s many cultural institutions. You can catch Bryan on stage or teaching in the community.

Learn Salsa with Bryan

Bryan Andres Salinas will lead a beginner salsa lesson on April 29th at 6pm at the Verb Center for Dance in collaboration with Cleveland Dance Movement. The evening will encompass two masterclasses by the international artists followed by a meet-and-greet reception. Participants of all ages (10-adult) and ability levels are welcome. Admission is $10.

Bryan Andres Salinas

Bryan Andres Salinas began his dance studies at the age of 10 at the Colombian Institute of Classical Ballet (Incolballet). In addition to studying ballet at Incolballet, he studied Colombian dances, contemporary dance, jazz, and salsa. After graduating high school, he participated in programs at Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance, Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and Manhattan Youth Ballet. In 2015, he joined the Incolballet classical ballet company under the directorship of Jose Manuel Ghiso, where he danced in regional festivals and toured both nationally and internationally. During his time with the company, he worked with choreographers Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Tatiana Martinez, Ruben Bañol, Viviana Hurtado, and Marcos Rodriguez. He was also a founding member of the Fundación Ballet Capital company under the direction of Julian Garay. Bryan joined Verb Ballets in 2022 as a part of Verb’s International Cultural Exchange Program. He will be sharing South America’s dance traditions with Verb Ballets.

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