David was an original member of Mambo Productions Dance School faculty since its inception in 2003 and took over as Director at the start of 2012.
He has been dancing, teaching, and choreographing Salsa since 2003; as well as dancing and teaching related dance styles such as Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Pachanga, & Merengue. He has also competed internationally in such prestigious competitions as the World Salsa Championships (now called World Latin Dance Cup).
His love of dance lead him to train with some of the best Salsa/Mambo dancers in the world such as: Eddie Torres, Adolfo Indacochea, Juan Matos, Frankie Martinez, & Jason Molina. In addition to this, has also trained in other dance styles including Afro-Cuban, Guaguanco, Ballet, & International Style Latin Ballroom. He strives to bring an appreciation of not only dance, but the music and its history to his students.
Born and raised in Beijing, China, Lucy grew up learning different styles of traditional Chinese dancing since the age of 5. Her love for the art of music and dancing grew as she began performing with different teams and school around Beijing.
In 2002, Lucy moved to Canada with her family, and focused on schooling. It wasn’t until after randomly stumbling into a salsa party in 2012, that she remembered her love for dance. Although she began dancing salsa on 1, after taking lessons with Mambo Production in the spring of 2013, she quickly fell in love with the Mambo style, and never looked back since then.
Lucy began dancing on the “Tumbao” and “Candela” performance team in the fall of 2013, she continued to improve her skills and in 2016 joined the Mambo Productions Advanced Performance Team. At the same time, she was training with Mambo Production’s Director, David, on becoming an instructor, assisting and later on teaching different workshops, and in 2017, she became a co-director for the “Tumbao” team with David.
As an instructor, Lucy is known to push her dancers out of their comfort zone, and demands results from her team and students. Her favorite quote is “there is no short cut in life, the effort you put in determines the result you get out”. She is a firm believer of work hard and play hard.
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Melvin developed his love for dancing at an early age. By the age of 8, he was already leading Igbo cultural dance troupes in his home country, Nigeria. He has since developed a soulful, and flavor-filled dancing style that embodies his unique understanding of musicality.
In an endeavor to broaden his dance styles, he started his salsa journey with Mambo Productions in 2014. He has since performed with different salsa dance teams, taught at several salsa workshops and private classes, and has become an integral part of the Calgary dance community.
He is appreciative of the instruction and encouragement he received from Mambo Productions, as well as other instructors and dancers in Calgary. He hopes to pay this forward by encouraging, teaching and helping salsa dancers to grow and reach new heights in their salsa journey.
Mambo Productions’ founder and Director from it’s inception in 2003 until the end of 2011. Originally from Poland, Alex is a dance student for life. She has committed herself to learning many forms of dancing and movement including Salsa, Ballet, Acrobatics, Yoga, Afro-Cuban, body isolation techniques and the history & roots of Latin dance.
Alex is varied in her style choreographically and technique definitely matters in all her classes. She encourages her students to develop and refine their personal style. She is passionate about her teaching so come with an open mind and no boundaries.