Alex & Desiree

Alex & Desiree

Bachateros of the world unite! Yeah, you heard it right - Alex and Desiree are with you for the first time this year to spice things up both in workshops and on dance floors. Get ready for a whole lotta playful combinations, crazy footwork and above all - some really good times! Ready, set - smile! 

Specialised in: *bringing sunshine wherever they come, Bachata, Dominican Bachata, Salsa
Workshops: 4 on weekend (Fri-Sun), 6 on pre-festival days (Wed-Thu)
Shows: 2

Alex Morel is known for his musical style and flavor on the dance floor. He admits to always identifying with music of all genres. In 2005, Alex began salsa lessons with renowned instructor, choreographer, and director of Caribbean Soul Dance Co. Ismael Otero. Alex’s dancing soon evolved and he would take moves he learned and hone them to match his own style. Today, Alex is known for his charisma both on stage and on the dance floor. His salsa style can be described as fun, playful and energetic. Fast and unique footwork paired with intricate and unconventional turn patterns result in a very entertaining experience to witness. Alex is also known for his unique and creative touch of traditional yet stylish bachata. Alex hopes to motivate and inspire the world through his passion for dance.

Desiree Godsell graduated from the High School of Performing and Visual Arts which laid the foundation for her life in performing arts. Desiree began her salsa career straight at the top, partnering with the "Mambo King" himself Eddie Torres. Alex and Desiree have teamed up to bring exciting and powerful showcases to the stage. The chemistry between them is a pleasure to witness. Their combined energy makes for an explosive performance which they have shared with dancers from all over the world. While both Alex and Desiree are well rounded in many forms of dance the world has really embraced their interpretation of bachata. They have undoubtedly become the leading couple representing Traditional or Dominican Style bachata. Having already traveled all over the world teaching and performing their unique style of dance, they are also one of the top sought out choreographers in the Latin Dance Scene.

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