Meet the team

Fredy-Montero

Meet... 'El Maestro'

 

Freyderman Montero Ramirez aka Fredy Montero fell in love with music and dancing at the age of 12yrs when he moved from Cali, Colombia to the UK to reunite with his family. In the early days the whole family would find any excuse to celebrate and party... it was this environment that gave Fredy the skills and set him up for his future.

 

After completing his secondary education and BTEC Multimedia diploma Fredy decided to take a gap year from studies to work. Fredy landed himself a job as a general assistant at Holmes Place (Hendon) where he was given the opportunity to teach his first dance class. The next day he handed in his notice and knew that 30 days from then he would start his journey to becoming a professional dancer and coach.

Fast forward many training courses, learning curves, workshops, performances, failures and amazing experiences...  now Fredy runs a successful dance and events company in London.

Fredy has a unique way to transform a dull event into a fun party, the ability to teach everyone how to dance, the creativity and business sense to turn every dream into a reality but most importantly... Fredy will always make time to hear your thoughts.

Fredy holds a first class degree in Dance & Performing arts, a BTEC in Multimedia and a Diploma in Project and Events Management.

 

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Susy | Dancer & Group Fitness

Susy joined Latin Soul in 2008, with a background in Street Dance and Tap, Susy started training with the team in Salsa and Tango and performed in several private bookings. When we started offering Zumba, Susy was so excited because it’s the mix of high energy and Latin beats that she loves.

Susy has been teaching Zumba with us since the beginning and now offers Toning and Circuit classes for those who want to take their training to the next level. Susy has one rule in her classes – smile. Because if you’re not having fun in one of her classes, you’re doing it wrong.

If you see Susy around she’s always happy to talk about technique and building in ways to get more out of your classes with us, so do say hello.

Humphrey | Dancer & Group Fitness

Hi, I'm from Cali Colombia. My passion for dancing started in 2001 when I joined a dance group at my local gym. Soon after my passion led me to compete at the National Aerobics Championship where I came first in two consecutive years in the group and 'trio' categories. Few years later I qualified as a fitness instructor and was teaching fun classes including aerobics, step and Latin rhythms. 

In 2005, I moved to Spain where not only did I fall in love with Spanish traditional rhythms 'Sevillanas' but also trained and became a certified coach for Pilates, Aquagym, Spinning, BodyJam, Zumba and Fitball which I taught for many years before moving to London in 2015. 

I am the newest member of the Latin Soul family and I am delighted with how welcome the team and members have made me feel. I will always aims to give the best of me.  Come and say hello at Zumba and Salsa Soul 🙂

Lucy | Accounts

During the day when Lucy is not teaching she works at Latin Soul Head Office as our adminstrator and membership manager.

Lucy also achieve her level 3 Personal Trainer certification with Premier training International in 2009 with the aim to better meet her students demands.

Samantha | Dancer & Group Fitness

Samantha graduated from Performers College in 2007 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. She has teaching qualifications in Ballet and Modern Dance and currently holds classes in North London. 

Samantha joined the Latin Soul Dance & Fitness team in August 2013 and has since been teaching Zumba and Zumbatomic classes at Latin Soul. Like the rest of the team Sam has also been privately trained by Fredy in Latin rhythms and the Latin Soul formula. Sam brings tons of energy to our classes and we are looking to implement her previous training and experience on our timetable.

'I am very excited to be part of such a fabulous team and proud to represent Latin Soul' Sam is available for children classes and private party bookings.

David | Dancer & Fitness instructor

At Latin Soul we are proud to have David, a very experienced professional dancer and Latin rhythms coach who was invited to participate in the London Olympics opening ceremony dance routines.

David has over 18 years of experience as a professional Latin dance performer with particular emphasis on Salsa. Having taught and performed in Cuba and other Caribbean countries, David has taught in France, Norway and all around the UK. 

‘I have an enthusiastic personality and my aim is to make my classes lively and fun. I take particular pride in being reliable and to go that extra mile for my classes. I have been working with Fredy and the Latin Soul team since 2012 and I love teaching Zumba and Salsa at their North London premises. Members are always very fun and friendly’.