Gina and Nicholas
Directors and Instructors
Nicho started dancing at the early age of 5 years old and discovered his passion for Latin dancing at the age of 15. Originally from Chile, Nicho was part of "Latido en Clave" (one of the biggest Salsa crews in Santiago) where he first had the opportunity to teach Salsa. In 2016, Nicho came to New Zealand, settled in Queenstown, and started teaching Salsa Rueda de Casino (Cuban-style salsa) in the community not long afterwards.
Gina first met Nicho when she joined his classes not long after he started teaching. Absolutely loving the culture, rhythm and dance, Gina became more involved in the dance scene, and started teaching Salsa classes in Cromwell already about a year later.
In 2020, the Cromwell and Queenstown classes were combined under the Latin Soul Dance name.
Nicho and Gina have been teaching along side each other since, and are continuously looking to improve their classes and systems for their students, but first of all grow the love for dance in the community. They also perform together (as a couple and in teams) at public and private events, and have been teaching workshops together in different places in New Zealand, including NZ Salsa Congress, all the while continuing to spread their love and passion for Latin dancing.