Ali and Gabriela, in their short partnership, have achieved a lot in the Latin Dance industry, winning multiple championships and teaching at top Latin dance schools in Sydney.
Ali has started dancing and playing music since he was 5! he fell in love with Latin dancing when he saw it for the first time back in 2013! He is sharing his passion for Dominican, Moderna and Sensual bachata with his students at Tropical Soul Dance Studio and try to incorporate them in his social dancing and choreographies.
With passion for Latin rhythms, Gabriela has brought South American flavour on the dance floor, performing different styles from her beginners with Samba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Urban and her favourite Bachata! She has performed on various national and International stages such as Puerto Rican World Salsa Congress, Sydney International Bachata Festival, Sydney Latin Festival and Byron Latin Fiesta and more. She always focusses on incorporating beautiful styling into her social dance.
Ali and Gaby started they partnership with the Tropical Soul Bachateros team in 2015. In that year, Bachateros took 1st place in open division in the 3 major competitions in Australia, a feat that hasn’t been done before.
In 2017, Ali and Gabriela competed in Semi Pro bachata and won 4X Australian championships in bachata cabaret, classic and free style. They also achieved the highest score among all dance styles in Australian Latin Dance Championships.