Our Coaches


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…


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…


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…


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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Phillyp Chanlatte

Phillyp Chanlatte, an American of Haitian descent, fell in love with the Angolan culture of Kizomba after visiting a Cape Verdean club…

Maylena Chaviano

Maylena Chaviano studied at the Instructors Art School in Havana Cuba, where she trained in contemporary dance, ballet, choreography, history…


Sharon Newton

Sharon Newton was already a Latin dancer when she fell in love with kizomba and semba. She has trained across the U.S. and in Portugal…


Robbie Sky

Robbie Sky has been a professional dance coach since 2001. She owned and operated Off Broadway Dance Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico…

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Tana Ruegamer

Tana Ruegamer stepped into her first tap and jazz class at the age of 6 and has been dancing ever since. She continued her training with drill team, ballet…


Dave White

Dave White became passionate about salsa dancing in the mid ‘90s when Boston’s salsa scene was just beginning…

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What People Say

“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.”


“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! :)”


“Thank you for 13+ months of great salsa, great people, and great memories, and thank you for many timeless nights–timeless! I swear–of dancing, both past and to come, and for the joy I feel right now.”

Nicholas Chammas

“You guys are top shelf instructors. I have taken classes in LA, San Diego, Illinois and Toronto and various Canadian cities. Nothing comes close to the attentive detail.”

Marvin Jones