Dance Company

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The Masacote Dance Company specializes in performing and teaching Latin Dance, often to live music by the Ritmo Masacote Orchestra. It has featured in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the Berklee Performance Center.

The troupe has toured extensively across five continents, earning an impressive international reputation as ambassadors of Latin dance and music. In 2008, Masacote produced the world’s first scripted Salsa dance theater production, using entirely original music and dance compositions. Masacote’s awards include the 2009 Boston Dance Alliance R&R Fellowship and the 2015 New England Salsa Music Award for lifetime achievement in dance.

Our Dancers

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Ana Masacote

Ana “Masacote” Tinajero, an international ambassador of Latin dance and music, has more than 20 years of experience as an instructor, dancer, and choreographer…

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Joel Masacote

Joel “Masacote” Massicot, an international ambassador of Latin dance and music, has more than 30 years of experience as a musician, instructor, da…

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Angeline Egea

Angeline Egea began her formal dance training in her native Colombia with ballet at age 5, and flamenco at 14. She performed and competed with the…

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Gastrell Rossini

Gastrell Rossini began formal dance training in fokloric dance, zouk, and compas at the age of 9. He studied in his hometown of Orange City, N.J. and during visits to Haiti…


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What People Say

“From all of us here at BDA, a very big thank you for making the after party such a success….You all did a tremendous job of keeping it simple and fun. So many, many thanks.”

Ruth Birnberg

“Thank you so much for everything you did for the Mambo Mania family concert. It was a pleasure getting to know and working closely with you. Including dance in this family concert really added so much to this show. And I loved that we were able to weave in some showcase dancing along with an opportunity to get the audience up and dancing. It was the perfect icing on the cake for this very special family concert.”

Heather Briere

“Thank you for everything you’ve done, and for how you will continue to gift me in my life. I’m sure you’ve heard this plenty, but what you and the Masacote team has constructed is a truly unique force of life.”

David Lombino

“I’m always so moved by the way you speak to your students (with kindness), how mindful and articulate you are with what and how you teach, and just blown away with how BRILLIANT the entire Masacote team is.”

Jamie Koo-Kepka

“Dancing and taking classes with you … has such a powerful healing effect …. It is the one thing in my life that has centered me, always.”

Tana Ruegamer

“What a fun night last night! I wanted to thank you for the private lesson you gave me last week- it made me feel like there is hope for me after all!”

Rebeccah Sonn