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Director, Senior Instructor & DJ  Meet the energetic Shannon Shiell, Academia de Salsa's founder and director.  Shannon formed the Academia De Salsa some 30 years ago, originally as a hobby while she completed her Latin American studies at Glasgow University and learned salsa in Colombia and Cuba.​ Shannon is a full time promoter of Salsa and her innovation keeps the Scottish salsa scene kicking! 


Instructor Craig teaches our Beginners & Improvers classes . He is very approachable and welcoming and will go out of his way to help you. He's proof that tall blokes can be smooth on the dance floor.


Senior Instructor & DJ   Grant DJs at most of our events and is a well loved member of the team. Grant also teaches salsa and bachata.   He’s a smooth dancer, always very welcoming and has a wicked sense of humour, usually conveyed through his customised T-shirts.


Starting his Salsa journey as our office assistant, Dan had no choice but to become lost in the wonderful world of Latin dance! As he started sourcing and experimenting with salsa beats, his natural musical ear caught our attention, and having moved from the desk to decks, you'll more often find him entertaining the crowds at our regular events.


Olivia lightens up the room with her exuberance and excitement to teach our beginners their first steps! She hails from the USA and our client adore her and her teaching style , Your classes with her are certain to be a blast! 


Frank is an inspiration to us all, old and young alike.His vitality in life and on the dance floor won him many admirers, not to mention dance competitions too! ​Frank departed this world in November 2023 with 91 years of experience behind him and his legacy lives on! He started our classes aged 70!! Be like Frank! He is our official patriarch...he was always the first and last man standing!

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