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Instructor / Choreographer / Performer / Animadora

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Biography

Lesvia was born in Guantánamo and started participating in neighborhood and school-led cultural activities at a young age. From 2002 to 2006 Lesvia completed her studies in art instruction, graduating with special recognition of her academic achievements. She started by imparting workshops on appreciating and creating dance at cultural centers as well as at various school grades. From 2006 to 2010, Lesvia joined the Rainbow dance group/movements(?) which works to preserve Anglo-Caribbean dance styles. She also participated in the group Sociedad Loma del Chivo, dancing Rueda de Casino. In 2011 she worked with a performance group, rising to the title of professional dancer in 2012. From there, Lesvia spent the next two years with the Compañía de Espectáculo Variedance. From 2104 to 2016 Lesvia took part in an international mission trip to Venezuela. From 2017 to 2019 she worked with another dance company called Grupo de Espectáculo Pinos Nuevos.

Over the years Lesvia has had the opportunity to participate in numerous festivals, including the Festivales de Changüí in her hometown, earning recognition and prizes. She has worked in galas, on tv programs, in cabaret shows, and in theaters across the country.

Lesvia is determined to continue growing as a person, to learn every day, and to share her knowledge with others. 

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Genres

Popular Cuban Styles (“Populares”) / Folkloric Cuban Dance / "Libre" (freestyle?)

Languages

Spanish / English for dance instruction

Skills

  • Percussion 

  • Public Speaking

  • Singing

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Genres

Popular Cuban Styles (“Populares”) / Folkloric Cuban Dance / "Libre" (freestyle?)

Languages

Spanish / English for dance instruction

Skills

  • Percussion 

  • Public Speaking

  • Singing

IN her OWN WORDS:

"From my time with MetaMovements, I really appreciate our unity as a group. I've learned styles that were completely new to me such as Boogaloo, New York-style Salsa, and Bachata. I've learned new methods of teaching for how to best help clients in class. Group dynamics are very important, and my experience with MetaMovements is evidence of this, as we are able to find solutions to future work and to the projects we are facing in the present day (??)"