Their dream is to share their passion for salsa and bachata with dancers all across the world.
They now dance in Tampa (FLORIDA) , with their dance academy " ISLAND TOUCH DANCE ACADEMY " , and do many travels around the world to teach with class and sensuality how to be good bachata & salsa dancers !!!
Jorge was immediately drawn to that style of dance.
After graduating Saint Leo with a Business Management Degree, Jorge found himself with a potential life changing choice between pursuing baseball or salsa as a career.The decision was not a difficult one; Salsa had become the new passion and love in his life.She has loved to dance all of her life, and has had training in ballroom, jazz, ballet, rock-n-roll/swing dancing, as well as many of the latin style dances.Tanja was introduced to the world of salsa in 2005, and has pursued her career within the salsa sector ever since.Erika Occhipinti, the owner of Salsa Caliente, commented that in her 8 year run with the studio no one had ever progressed and learned with such great talent and potential than that of Jorge.
Jorge took the comment as motivation to one day become a great dancer, instructor, and performer.
Tanja was born in Germany and her nickname is “La Alemana” (The German).
She doesn’t speak Spanish although people sometimes mistake her for Hispanic. Her mother would take her to tap, jazz and ballroom classes.
Jorge is very honored to now be partnered up with one of Florida’s top dancers, Tanja Kensinger (La Alemana).
They have performed at various congresses such as the Orlando Salsa Congress 2008, Miami Salsa Congress 2008, as well as various Florida socials.
She received much of her basic training with her previous dance partner, Nery Garcia; but quickly learned how to apply her previous knowledge and training into this new dance.