Adrian Valdivia

Co-director of DC Casineros, Adrian has been dancing, Choreographing and performing Cuban Dance for 8 years, and teaching classes infused with Afrocuban Folklore for the past four years. He won first place in the couple's competition in Miami Rueda congress of 2009. Adrian has traveled nationally and internationally to participate in the major Rueda de Casino and Afro-Cuban dance conferences in Spain, Germany and Venezuela. As part of his training, Adrian travels to Santiago de Cuba every year, to continue to bring back the most updated knowledge and modern trends from the Island. In 2012 he was a featured Teacher and performer at the Nicaraguan Salsa Congress with his Partner and Co-director Amanda Gill.

Born in Venezuela, Adrian grew up in a family of dancers and musicians, which heavily influenced his love for the arts. Adrian currently trains under the guidance of Cutumba Dance Company in Santiago De Cuba. He teaches Son, Casino partner-work, and Rueda de Casino at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. His casino style emphasizes the power and intricacies of son, rumba, and Orisha dances.

Adrian & Amanda are scheduled to performe on Saturday June 28 at the main party