Mundo Dance is growing from strength to strength with new classes spreading across Cardiff and a talented team of instructors trained to teach Yonier Garcia’s unique choreography as well as their own. Our instructors are highly qualified and experienced in teaching our high tempo dance classes.
Follow this link to the ‘About‘ page to find out more about how I started Mundo Dance.
‘Jazzy” June has had a long and distinguished career in the performing arts so we were delighted to welcome her as a Mundo Dance instructor in January this year. She trained at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London on a 3-year dance theatre course and also graduated from the University of Wales, Newport with a MA in film on 2007. She has performed both as a dancer and actor with a number of national companies including Moving Being, Dance Wales Platform, the Welsh National Opera, Theatr Taliesyn, Orbit Theatre and the National Theatre Wales. She has a long list of choreography credits and awards for her projects and film-making and has taught dance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Stagecoach Performing Arts, Rubicon Dance and Cardiff Metropolitan University. June currently teaches two Mundo Dance classes – Steiner School on Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Friday evenings at Insole Court at 6.30 pm.
Kayleigh has been teaching dance for more than 10 years and began teaching with Cardiff’s youth service at the age of 19. She teaches classes for children and adults at a range of venues around the city. After completing a year’s dance training at Cardiff’s Rubicon Dance, Kayleigh went on to graduate with a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre and Performance from Plymouth University. She has trained in many dance styles including contemporary, Latin, ballroom, jazz and street dance. In her teens, she competed around the world with her dance troupe and came first in the world championships in the USA two years in a row in the Cabaret-style division.
Kayleigh said, “I am really passionate about dance and plan to still be teaching in 10 years time – helping to spread the dance love!”
Mundo Dance with Kayleigh is at St Luke’s Church Hall, opposite Victoria Park in Canton every Tuesday evening at 8 pm and St Mellons Hotel and Spa on Thursday evenings at 6.15 pm.
Meet Holly – one of the newest members of Team Mundo! We have Michael Jackson to thank for getting Holly hooked on dance at an early age after she saw one of his amazing routines on TV. She’s gone on to have a glittering dance career and now she’s bringing her wealth of dance experience to our classes. Like Natalie, Holly started out at the Debbie Chapman School in Cardiff and since then, went on to work at Disneyland Paris and Pineapple Dance Studio in London. She has been inspired by some incredible choreographers from around the world and has danced with some amazing performers including Chris Brown, Peter Andre, Tom Jones, Adam Garcia, Darren Henson and Louie Spence. She says: “Dreams do come true! I got to meet my idol Michael Jackson when I performed in Thriller at The World Music Awards.” Holly regards dancers as athletes and to enhance her teaching skills she has also gained her Fitness Wales qualifications. She said: “I absolutely love to share my creativity and experience with others. I’m so excited to join the Mundo Dance team, meet new dance enthusiasts and get the party started!”
Georgina trained at the Urdang Academy, gaining a First Class BA Honours Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Whilst in training she was a performer in the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony. After graduating, Georgina became a member of the unique tap company Pulse Collective. Georgina has also performed in multiple flashmobs for corporate and charitable events across the UK with Living the Dream Dance Company, working often as the choreographer as well as a dancer. This has included performances for ITV and at Wembley Arena. Over the last four years she has spent a lot of time working abroad, firstly in France as a fitness instructor, choreographer, dancer and vocalist. The following year was spent in Majorca performing in the prestigious Son Amar dinner show as a jazz, commercial, Irish dancer and showgirl. Georgina has also toured twice with Tina The Rock Legend, Das Musical. This show toured Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. Georgina also has over eight years of teaching experience, from ISTD dance syllabus to commercial, hip hop, street and contemporary for children, adults and dance professionals.
Georgina has recently moved to London. Look out for details of our first London Mundo Dance class!
Louise began ballet classes as soon as she turned 3, desperate to start and copy her sisters. She went on to study a degree course at London Contemporary Dance School and did a Masters as part of Transitions Dance Company at Laban, during which time she toured with the company performing thought the UK and Europe.
Since graduating, she became very interested in community dance and currently does most of her teaching for Rubicon Dance in Cardiff. Louise said: “It is the excitement and commitment of those whom I teach that inspires me with my own work and motivates me to achieve more. What I love most about Mundo Dance is the infectious joy and enthusiasm in every single class. It is wonderful to think that I can help spread this love for dance by being part of the Mundo Dance family!”
Louise has been establishing her Barre Concept classes in Cardiff but still provides cover for Mundo Dance classes when her busy schedule allows.