Joby Brava

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Qualifications: Owner at Salsa Brava, Dancer.

Personal History: Joby was born in New York City of Dominican parents. Her family then moved her to California where she began her dance career at the age of 19 with Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Hip-Hop. During this time, she spent three years in an Orange County Theater Dance Company “On Common Ground”. In 1994 Joby’s dance career took a sharp turn when she co-founded the first Salsa dance company in California, Salsa Brava. With her artistic direction, electrifying choreography, and technical teaching skills she was able to mesmerize many audiences in over 40 different countries. This put herself on the map and became one of the top Salsa dance companies in the world. Establishing a mix of Latin with her technical background she became known as a pioneer of what is now considered “L.A. Style Salsa”.
She has trained many from beginner aficionados of dance to working with artist in videos, movies, television, film, and stage shows. A few such as Rita Moreno, Jimmy Smits, Tito Puente, Thalia, Jennifer Lopez, Chayanne, Vanessa Williams, Tito Nieves, Quincy Jones, Donnie & Marie, Rosanne Bar, and The Four Tops. Joby ‘Brava’ Productions currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia training, teaching, performing, choreographing and consulting.

Specializing in Salsa on1, Mambo on2, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, Caribbean Cardio for Kids to adults.

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