Directors & Instructors
Roger Chen – Director, Executive Instructor
Roger first caught the dancing bug in 1997 when he first stepped foot into an East Coast Swing dance party and he has never been out of the dancing scene since then. He then discovered Salsa dancing and developed a love for the music and dance that will last well into the future. Roger has always been a quick learner in dance and quickly mastered many different forms of Salsa dancing which included Cuban style Rueda, LA style Salsa and NY style Mambo. His vast experience includes teaching, choreographing and dancing around North America and led him to co-found SalsaStudio.net.
Michael De Ruyter – Instructor
Michael ventured into latin dance in 2001 after being dragged to a Paris night club playing Salsa, Zouk, and Merengue. Since then he dedicated to training in Salsa with instructors such as world-renonwned Super Mario and Suzanna Montero. His surgically precise and clean style has been witnessed on dancefloors around Vancouver and the world.
As an instructor and performer, Michael's focus rests on technique and musicality. Always approachable, Michael is happy to discuss or demonstrate moves, fundamentals, musicality –
so come talk to him.