Irene has been a professional dancer all her life, having trained from a young age in ballet, jazz, contemporary dance and hip hop as well as all styles of salsa. She has danced with some of the top names in the salsa world, including Homero Gonzalez, Leon Rose, Tamambo, Angel Ortis, and her partner in New York, Edgard Del Rosario. Irene has won several salsa championships and has been invited to judge competitions in London, Paris and Argentina.
She and Edgard spent several years researching and developing a holistic system of dance training – MamboLifestyle. The system enables students to learn to express themselves and free their movement through incorporating exercises from pilates and yoga. With a focus on body movement, posture, breathing and attitude, as much as the technique involved in learning new shines and turn patterns, students develop skills and increase their fitness quickly and, importantly, relax and have lots of fun!
Irene's dance products are available on Zone 2 (Europe) DVD.