Gastrell Rossini

School Staff “Joining Masacote School Staff July 2016”

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. He went on to learn the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, Latin dances bachata, salsa and merengue, and urban dances hip-hop and break dance, landing him his street name, “G.”
An avid supporter of youth dance programming, Gastrell teaches for the Learn Through Dance youth program and has taught Latin dance at Hyde Square Task Force. Before joining Masacote, Gastrell was a Latin dance instructor for 3.5 years with Salsa Matei Company. He has taught capoeira at Sinha Capoeira for 12 years. He believes in spreading the art of dance to give people a means of expression and to bring joy into their hearts and to those around them.
Gastrell has BS degrees in Psychology and Business Management. He joined the Masacote team in 2016.

Notable Stages

– Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
– Summer Program Director for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska
– Boston Exhibition and Convention Center
– Various Salsa festivals around North America

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