Nery Garcia is the founder, owner and director for Elegant Rumba Dance Company. Nery is credited with being one of the “World’s Best Leads” by world-renown salsa dancer “Edie, The Salsa Freak,” and is featured on her “World’s Best Leads” DVD series. He was also a featured contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 4 on FOX, and a featured dancer on MTV’s MADE, “MADE into a Salsa Dancer” episode. In 2008 he established Elegant Rumba Dance Company, which has quickly become the premier salsa dance company in SW Florida. Over 1,000 students per year learn how to dance with Elegant Rumba, and Nery’s celebrity status and extraordinary teaching technique draws people from all over the world to train with him.
Nery Antonio Garcia
Why I Dance:
I was supported to follow my passion by those who love me
Life before Salsa:
Life after Salsa:
Three Words that Describe me:
Compassionate, Authentic, Stylish
Favorite Inspirational words:
“When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.” - Mikhail Barishnakov
Favorite shoe style from GFranco Dance Shoes:
3 words that describe my teaching style:
Fun, Creative, Energetic
My Favorite thing about teaching for Elegant Rumba:
Creating a community that becomes a family through dance.
If I'm not dancing at Elegant Rumba you can find me:
At an animal sanctuary, hanging out with my four-legged friends, and living a healthy lifestyle.