ernesto denisse 5Ernesto and Denisse, Florida/New York

Ernesto 'El Watusi' Bulnes was born in Honduras and raised in Miami, Florida, the city where he discovered his passion for dance. His initiation into Salsa began with training under the Mayan International Champion, Danny Bravo, an instructor who inspired Ernesto’s distinct dancing style.
 
 He continued his education in Salsa and Bachata with Island Touch Dance Academy as one of the original members when it was newly founded in Tampa, Florida. It was with this school that Ernesto was introduced to the stage, and he quickly progressed to performing at various events and congresses.
 
Through training across various dance disciplines, he has developed his own style, a fusion of various arts and techniques that make him a distinct member to any dance floor. After years of training, in 2011 Ernesto founded his own school, Potencia Latina Dance.
 
As the director of his own school, he has added teaching to his list of passions involving dance. He is known for his encouragement in class that brings out his students’ personalities on the dance floor. Ernesto continues to hone his craft by traveling and training with renowned instructors and performers, and is currently under the guidance of Marisol Blanco, the internationally renowned dance performer and instructor at the Superior Institute of of Art in Havana, Cuba.
 
Ernesto Bulnes, formerly a principal dancer of Yamulee Dance Company directed by Osmar Perrones, is now partnered up with Denisse Cambria also a former Yamulee dancer and competing with the new WSS Large Team World Salsa Champions, New York Movement.
 
Born in Miami with an Argentinean heritage, Denisse Cambria has accomplished many of her life goals starting with becoming one of the most well-known and recognized “Salsa” dancers in Florida, USA.  She has taught and performed with many top dance companies including Shaka Brown, Jayson Molina, Al “Liquidsilver”, Casa Salsa Dance Studio, Salsa Lovers Dance Studio, Project Generation, Energy One, Salsa Heatwave and Salsa Mia. She also competed at the ESPN World Salsa Championships with her partner Alfredo DiNatale.
 
 In 2010, Denisse also trained and taught ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Coral Gables, Florida for 4 years. She competed professionally with her American Rhythm partner, Luis Lopez, making finals in Rising Star Pro and Open Rhythm Pro competitions. She has entertained and shared her knowledge and experiences in many places around the world like: Japan, Aruba, Peru, Canada, Argentina, New York, Michigan, Texas, Illinois, and many more.
 
 Meanwhile dancing salsa and ballroom, Denisse’s Argentinean culture inspired her to learn and perform the very passionate native dance, Argentine Tango. Denisse and her partner Luis Vivas performed and entertained for 9 years in all local events in Miami. Last but not least, for more knowledge and training, Denisse moved to Milan, Italy to train with Euphoria Dance Company and then moved to New York in 2014 to dance for Yamulee Dance Company under the direction of Osmar Perrones.
 
 After a total of 10 years of dancing salsa, she continues to enrich her craft with her partner Ernesto Bulnes and the New York Movement Competition team who are the new Professional Large Team WSS World Salsa Champions of 2016.

 

 

 

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