Meet Gabriel Chavez


Gabriel is teaching beginner Salsa on Wednesday night for Slasa Central Denver.

Gabriel Chavez is a Puerto Rican born dancer who grew up in Mexico City. He started dancing in Mexico City and trained with Jose Enrique and Carlos Karmona in salsa, Manolo Vázquez in Afro Cuban, as well as earning a degree in dramatic arts from Centro de Estudios Artísticos Carlos Ancira. Having established his salsa company Salsa Rika Evolution in 2000 in Mexico City, choreographed and danced for the Grand Combo of Puerto Rico, Cheo Feliciano, Victor Manuel, La India, Grupo Niche, Oscar de Leon, Maelo Ruiz, Tito Nieves among others, and performed in salsa congresses from LA to Japan, Gabriel has now moved on to New York City where he trains and dances with Franklin Diaz and Sekou McMiller. He will shortly be appearing in Romeo Santos and Juan Luis Guerra’s newest music video and is very excited to continue his career in the US.