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Salsa i Drammen
ANDY & YULIET

Andy and Yuliet are two young Cuban talents residing in Drammen, Norway. In 2019, they took the definitive step to merge their careers to explore the world of dance together. With roots deeply embedded in folkloric traditions, they have evolved to become versatile dancers with a methodical approach to performing all Cuban dance styles. Whether it's the traditional rumba or the modern reggaeton, Andy and Yuliet invite you to experience the soul of Cuban culture and enjoy the energy and dynamism that characterize their dance classes.

In a remarkably short time, they have already made Cuban culture known and respected far beyond the borders of their homeland.

They have also made their mark at SalsaKompaniet, one of Norway's leading salsa schools.

With a constant focus on honoring traditions, preserving the essence, and highlighting quality, they are inspired by the unique power and connection that arise in the interaction with music.

With great passion, they share what they love most of all: the dance and the music.

ANdy Gonzalo / Cuban Dancer
ANDY  GONZALO VARONA

He was born in Havana, Cuba and since he was very young he feels inclined to music and dance. His beginnings were in the streets, highlighting his ability in the urban genre, reggaeton.

In 2007 he began his journey in professional life, being part of the prestigious modern dance company of Cuba, Narciso Medina.

Then came the great folkloric experience, first with the company Raíces Profundas, then with the Conjunto Folclórico Nacional de Cuba and later with the company Banrrara. Five years of enrichment and training, dancing in the biggest stages of Cuba.

Since 2014 he is part of the rumba group Osain del Monte.

In the same year he received the title of First Dancer, the highest evaluation granted by the National Council of Performing Arts of Cuba.

He was a dancer in the Buena Vista Social Club show, and was able to dance on the biggest stages in Europe, such as the Palais des Congress in Paris, France.

He arrives in Europe in 2014, and since then has been on the international festival scene, and today is one of the most recognized young male figures.

He currently lives in Norway, where together with her partner and dancer Yuliet Estrada they are carrying out a project called Bailan2.

Yuliet EStrada / Cuban Dancer
YULIET ESTRADA LINARES

Yuliet was born in Havana, and dancing has been a big part of her life since she was a child.

She developed as a dancer in the Conjunto Folclorico de la Universidad de la Habana.

She has performed with shows and has presented herself in both national and international competitions, such as in 2007 she was the first place in the 1st International Festival of Popular and Ballroom Dances, in Havana.

She was part of the fusion show of the Laura Alonso's Prodanza Academy of Dance

 

In 2008 Yuliet moved to Oslo, Norway where she has worked as a dancer and choreographer ever since.

 

She has successfully participated as a dancer and instructor in many national and international festivals.

She was a part of the project Rhythms of the Caribbean with the Norwegian organization Riggsekken, which brings culture and dance to the most remote places in the country.

-In 2019 she decided to join her professional career with dancer Andy Varona, and since then they have taken her work to big international events and festivals. Together they started the Bailan2 Project, which in such a short time has started to have great acceptance in the dance scene in Norway.

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