Havana People Salsa Wales : Mariano and Rhian
Mariano De Simone ( "Mariano Hombre")
Mariano De Simone began taking classes in 2007 in some schools of Cuban salsa, bachata, merengue (Academy de Cuba) later devoted several hours to several master classes at masters events with very famous as the Dominican power, Alberto Valdes, Seo Fernandez, and many others. Year after year, he tried to learn the true culture and musicality of the dance like the Cuban rumba and its abilities have grown up with the lessons taken from the master Maykel Fonts and perfected later with Maestro Giuseppe Sabatino. He also devoted part of his time to the preparation of ballet at the teacher Manuela Carrino.
Rhian Saunders has always had a love for music and dance, she started her journey achieving Bachelor of Music in Australia, during this time she attended Ballroom classes for three years at Inspirations Dance Centre. In 2015 Rhian travelled to Wales to attain a Masters in Advanced Vocal studies at the Welsh International Academy of Voice, over the two years Rhian picked up Argentine Tango, and in 2018 she began intensive training in Cuban Salsa with Mariano De Simone, and is continuing to build her dance career as dance partner of Mariano in Salsa, Bachata and other styles, currently they are teaching and performing together.