Benjamin Santana has taught salsa for 10 years now. The native German with Puerto Rican roots has worked in the past at various dance schools in the Rhine-Main area, where he could develop his talent for teaching. He was already successful as a choreographer and was performed several times in a show on stage. His performance as background dancer at a concert of the world famous New York based Spanish Harlem Orchestra in 2008 represents a highlight in his dance career.
In May 2012, Benjamin and his team founded the dance school Salsa AUTENTICA, which is the only dance school in Frankfurt, entirely dedicated to the Cross-body lead style. He runs it with great dedication and passion alongside his chief occupation.
Benjamin is an avid social dancer and particularly impressed by its harmonious flowing style and a gentle guidance technique he would continue to teach his students. Creative figures, a sound didactic and humorous teaching always draw him out as a dance teacher.
Following the motto “From dancers for dancers”, SALSA AUTENTICA organized the party “Nuyorican Nights” since autumn last year. With songs from the area of Salsa Classics they want to bring the old New York flair to Frankfurt and inspire as many dancers.