Maria Palmieri – Co-Owner, JoelSalsa
Maria is the one of the main Salsa Instructors at JoelSalsa. She is a very passionate dancer and is known for her sexy and unique style. Maria teaches and performs nationwide with her partner Joel Dominguez. She also specializes in teaching Ladies Styling workshops that help ladies add more confidence, femininity and sexiness to their dancing. She will work the girls to help them bring out their own sexiness and add expression to their dancing. She believes everyone has something unique to add into their dancing……
Joel Dominguez – Co-Owner, JoelSalsa
Joel Dominguez has danced, taught, performed, choreographed and competed throughout various parts of the US and Mexico. He has been studying music and dance for more than ten years and boasts expertise in a broad range of latin dances including Salsa, Cha-Cha, Merengue, Bachata, and Casino Rueda.
He has appeared in commercials, music videos, news programs, and has danced professionally as a promotion for the incomparable, Gloria Estefan; but he maintains that his true passion has always remained with his ability to convey to others his enthusiasm for Salsa music and dance.
He contends that these combined entities celebrate an art form that represents, at the same time, both fever and fluidity. Joel has made it his life’s work to share that passion with others.
As a promoter, he, in cooperation with DJ Antonio “La Conga”, founded the La Vieja Guardia Salsa Social Events.