Sherylanne McLeod

Sherylanne-McleodSherylanne, the founder and director of Salsa Republic, has been teaching dance and performing for over 15 years and has been dancing salsa for the past 7 years, competent in Cuban, Colombian, LA Style and New York/Puerto Rican Salsa as well as Cha Cha Cha on 1 and on 2. She has studied Salsa, Rumba and Son in Cuba with the Ballet Folklorico National in Havana and Cutumba International touring dance group in Santiago de Cuba (where salsa was born) as well as various classes, congresses, private classes and workshops in Los Angeles with Joby Brava, Edie the Salsa Freak, Franciso Vazquez, New York with Amanda Estilo, Thomas Guerrero, Jayson Molina, Eddie Torres, Griselle Ponce, Ismael Otero, Juan Matos, Candy Mena and in Paris with Felipe Polanco.

Sherylanne has been lead singing with Sydney Salsa band BarrioSalsa for 3 years, in Spanish, and recently attended the musicians seminar of the West Coast Salsa Congress in Los Angeles where she was coached by singing legends Rey de la Paz, Willie Torres and Frankie Vazquez and other members of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, subsequently being invited to sing at the opening night of the Los Angeles Salsa Congress 5 day event last year. She also travelled to New York to attend the New York Salsa Congress and was invited to sing with some legend latin musicians at a club in the Bronx.

Sherylanne has appeared in such films as Lantana, Moulin Rouge and Mission Impossible II, she also happens to speak French, Italian, Spanish and some Portuguese.