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Yoandry SanJuan Estevez

Dancer / Teacher / Musician /

Owner, Lemuria Fusion Dance Company

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Yoandry San Juan possesses a wealth of knowledge in Cuban dance styles! He loves creating choreography, participating in collaborative dance and music projects, and helping others learn his favorite dance styles.

Although he has received training from many different teachers, he credits his family with instilling a love of dance in him at an early age. He learned his first steps of Casino from his mom and his uncle, who would teach him during their family New Year’s parties. Not only were they happy to teach an eager Yoandry some of the steps, but they were also some of the best dancers in his home municipality of Guanabacoa in Havana.

In later years, he studied with Narciso Medina (contemporary dance), Teatro America (Musical shows), and OrichaOco (folklore), and he worked at La Casa de Son, Latinsalseando, Via Danza, and Proyecto Rueda de Casino.  

When he started participating in cultural exchanges with MetaMovements, he learned new styles of dance and new teaching methods, and he began to develop a greater understanding of the dance world outside of Cuba.

Throughout his artistic journey Yoandry has been grateful to expand into a wide variety of dance styles, and to not only soar to new heights as a dancer, but also develop into a choreographer, producer, artistic director, assistant director, and stage manager.

Some of the highlights of his dance career in Cuba included performances at top hotels and cabarets in Varadero and Havana, as well as international festivals like Baile en Cuba, RitmoCuba, and Fiesta del Tambor.

Since moving to Toronto, Canada in 2021, Yoandry has been building his company, Lemuria Fusion Dance Company, and has also participated in festivals such as the Summer Festival in Blue Mountain Toronto, Salsa on St. Clair, and the internationally renowned SBK Festival under the direction of Maya & Gary.


Dance Genres

  • Son

  • Salsa

  • Rumba

  • Afro-Cuban

Teaching Specialties

  • Traditional & Modern Cuban Dance

  • The dances of Orishas


  • Spanish

  • English for Dance Instruction


  • Spending time with family

  • Learning new things 

Available for

  • Virtual Private Lessons

  • In-Person Private Lessons

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In His

When I first met Yoandry as part of my travels with MetaMovements Cultural Connections Program in Cuba, I instantly felt inspired by his energy, his dance skills, his teaching skills and his people skills. His positive style makes everyone feel comfortable and ready to learn. He is very knowledgeable in a variety of Cuban music and dance genres and assesses the needs of students to tailor his curriculum, approach and pace.


- Eli Pabon

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I feel super grateful and proud to have been a part of the MetaMovements project, especially since I was one of the first to join the collective and participate in the cultural exchange programs. Having the opportunity to connect with travelers and dancers from other cultures with different dance backgrounds and experiences has really helped to propel my growth as a dancer and instructor.

From a more personal angle, I always felt like I was able to develop close relationships with travelers, and sometimes I would have tears come to my eyes at the end of a travel program because we had formed such deep friendships as a community. It has been wonderful to have many travelers return multiple times to continue this arts and culture exchange.


I’m incredibly thankful to Anara and MetaMovements for opening up so many opportunities for cultural exchange and professional development. Being a part of MetaMovements has helped me grow as an artist and person. MetaMovements is and always will be more than just a project for me; being in MetaMovements is being part of a special family.

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