Emanuela has been dancing since the age of 6 when she started practicing ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop in some of the most prestigious dance accademies in Italy, where she gained national recognised dance qualifications. She started studying salsa and bachata in 2009 and instantly fell in love with it. She started training in afro/cuban, cuban salsa and salsa portoricana with some of the best dancers/teachers in Italy. After less than a year of training, she won the first place for Cuban partner work in a rigorous National Competition. Her passion for dancing and ambition to learn made her travel nationally and internationally to practice and study with other professional teachers/dancers in different dance styles, especially in salsa and bachata. She also spent few months in New York where she also started taking classes of Mambo On2.
Emanuela’s expertise lie above all in Ladies styling, Salsa and Bachata. Her style is known to be elegant and unique, a fusion of technique and body movements that reflect her wide dance background. Based in Leeds, she is involved in many dancing projects, leads her own dance company Solar Flare Dance, has her own Bachata show and regularly teaches all over the country.
As well as running her own classes in Leeds, she now teaches in Nottingham with Tamba and perform with him across the country and abroad. She is also teaching Body Movement and Ladies Styling regularly in Nottingham.