A passion for travelling he has visited and trained in countries of origin such as Cuba, Dominican Republic and Colombia. In fact Santino has visited all the Latin American countries but Ecuador and Venezuela.
Since moving to Australia in 2007, some of hishighlights are establishing the first annual Sydney Cuban Salsa Congress, managing a leading Cuban dance school and crowned Australian Rueda de Casino Champion, who went on to represent Australia at the World Championship in Munich. Santino has been one of the major influencers of Dominican Bachata here in Sydney and has performed at every Sydney International Bachata Festival to date
Santino has a thirst for knowledge and has never stopped taking classes to become a better dancer and considers himself a student who also teaches.