Irene Miguel

Dance Teacher

Irene Miguel winner of the salsa UK Lifestyle Achievement Award 2006, is a leading choreographer, performer and teacher with a background in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga and Pilates. With 20 years of experience in dance and fitness she has developed her own training systems: "Danzalifestyle systems, the world's first holistic approach to Salsa and Mambo" the systems include emphasis on musicality, improvisation, posture, breathing, flexibility and safety. She was the first international teacher to teach performance courses specially designed for congresses, giving the students the opportunity to perform alongside their favourite salsa stars!

Irene has been travelling around the world teaching and performing for 20 years and has partnered dancers such as Seon Stylist, Angel Ortis, Edgard Del Rosario, Leon Rose, Laith Sami, Frank Santos and Tamambo amongst others. During Irene’s time teaching abroad, she has visited many cities within the UK, US, Holland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, China, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Brazil to name a few! She is continuing to spread the Latin Dance movement across the world and plans to visit many more places.

Irene’s main teacher and inspiration is Eddie Torres with whom she has been studying since 1999. She has also learned from Nelson Flores, Stracy Diaz, Frankie Martinez, Melissa Rosado amongst others. She continues to study both dance and music with these teachers and many others.

Irene firmly believes that we should never stop learning and encourages her students to do the same.


  • BA Dance and Performing Arts
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science, Fitness and Health
  • BSY Yoga Teacher
  • YMCA RSA Exercise to Music
  • Stott Pilates Teacher
  • BSY Shiatsu
  • Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
  • AFAA Aerobics Instructor
  • BAWLA Fitness Leader
  • Red Cross Life Saving Certificate
  • NVQ 1 and 2 Video Production
  • NVQ 1 and 2 Music Production

Lifetime Achievement Award UK Salsa Congress 2006
EUROPEAN Salsa Champion 1998 / EUROPEAN Salsa Champion 2000

Irene is very active in the Salsa community and has participated in various Championships and Congresses as a Judge. Below is a list of the events that Irene has participated in as a Judge;

  1. IDO British Salsa Championships 2010
  2. Hong Kong salsa championships 2009
  3. British Salsa Championship since 1998
  4. Bacardi Paris Salsa Competition 2001
  5. Club Salsa UK 2001
  6. Salsa Open Argentina 2005
  7. European Salsa Open 2006 at the UK Salsa Congress

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