Dance instructor & performer: Maria Mvungi (Tanzania)

Maria Mvungi, native of Tanzania, grew up dancing Hip-hop, Dancehall and picked up Bachata, Kizomba, and Salsa along her journey. In 2013, she joined Alisar Dance Company to start the ‘Bachata Me Crazy’ series in Cape Town South Africa. In 2014, Maria helped launch the first Island Touch Ladies & Co-ed Teams in South Africa, as well as danced alongside Karel Flores in her ladies boot camp performance. Further, she was on the line-up of instructors at the 13th El Sol Warsaw Salsa Festival in 2017.

Maria is the founder of Sun-Kissed Salsa, an open-air dance social in Cape Town. She is also a part of Noviti Dance Project which brings together local and international, exceptional professional-amateur dancers from different dance backgrounds. Presently, in addition to teaching Salsa and Bachata, her efforts are in expanding her range of movement, expression and technique by contemporary classes every chance she can.