Emanuela Lafrate (Italy)
Emanuela is an international artist, dancer, choreographer and teacher originally from Italy, and based in the UK.
Emanuela has been dancing since the age of 6 when she started practicing ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop in some of the most prestigious dance accademies in Italy, where she gained national recognised dance qualifications. She started studying salsa and bachata in 2009 and instantly fell in love with it.
She started training in afro/cuban, cuban salsa and salsa portoricana with some of the best dancers/teachers in Italy. After less than a year of training, she won the first place for Cuban partner work in a rigorous National Competition.
Her passion for dancing and ambition to learn made her travel nationally and internationally to practice and study with other professional teachers/dancers in different dance styles, especially in salsa and bachata. She spent time in New York where she also started taking classes and dance Mambo with the best artists of the secene.
Today, she is known for her style of fusion of Afrocuban and lyrical into salsa, Mambo and Chachacha. She travels the world teaching and performing in many events and party, and she works in some of the biggest Festivals in Europe, America and Asia. She is a passionate teacher who pays extreme attention to details and try to give her students the best whether they are regular or just during a workshop. Wild but elegant dancer, although she is renewed to be an emotional and powerful performer, she also love social dancing and many people love social dancing with her.
Emanuela teaches regular classes in London, and directs many dancing projects in the UK and collaboration abroad.