Ruben Justin Lopez

Founder, Instructor, Trainer, Choreographer, Salsa Sensei

Ruben Justin Lopez was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of 7 he started taking salsa classes with his sister at La Salsa De Hoy. He later joined Young Ambition Dance Company and attended the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where he trained in ballet, tap, jazz as well as other modern techniques(Horton, Graham, and Cunningham). In 2010 he joined Latin Fever which later became Balmir Latin Dance Studio the following year. As a member of the professional dance company he has traveled to numerous venues internationally to perform and teach such as Peru, Canada, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Italy just to name a few. He also studied in numerous dances like Salsa On1 and On2, Latin Hustle, Afro-Cuban, Cha Cha, Bachata, and Kizomba. This past summer performed with PrimaDanceSport to work on a piece honoring HBO’s 30th Anniversary of Dirty Dancing.

Amanda Myslenski

Instructor

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Munirah Bomani

Instructor

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Lali

Instructor

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Helen Lindsey

Yoga Instructor

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Myla Petroff

Owner, Studio Manager

“There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them!” - Vicki Baum, Ballerina

Myla has had a love of dance as far back as she can remember, but it took a little time before she was able to realize her dream. At LESALSA she has been able to use her business acumen, love of people, and love of dance all at once.  Myla started in the ballroom world competing from 2016 to 2018. As a student of Justin Lopez, she discovered her passion for Salsa and the other latin club dances. She hopes to spread the magic of dance, so people can see how it can open their lives. Her deep wish is that Hustle comes back in style, as she believes it's the most fun dance EVER.

Dance Studio

L E S A L S A

LESALSA Cleveland

17108 Detroit Ave

Lakewood, Ohio 44107

216-264-6221