Nina Perez is the founder and director of Baila! Dance Today and is widely recognized as one of the best social dancers and Latin dance instructors in Vancouver. She is also a connection coach and helps people enhance their relationships through the lenses of dance and other modalities.
Nina was born and raised in Argentina where she started dancing ballet, flamenco and national folklore from the age of 2, and she now has over 37 years of dancing experience. At the age of 16 Nina discovered Argentine Tango and performed for the likes of Nestor Marconi at the Vancouver Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 19 she was introduced to Salsa and her instructor quickly asked her to become part of his dance team and a teaching assistant. This is when Nina fell in love with teaching and embarked on a self-mastery journey of personal development. As a result, she has been teaching and learning for the last 20 years.
Nina’s focus is on accelerating learning and removing the blocks to establishing connection with others, and enhancing the communication, spoken or otherwise, in relationships. Nina has taken numerous workshops and trainings over the years, from somatic disciplines to designed conversations from Appreciative Inquiry, and has now merged her 20 years of Latin dance expertise with her 20 years of personal development to create a brand new way of merging dance, connection and relationships.
Nina is known for her style and grace both on the dance floor and in communication with others. She will teach you not only how to dance, but also how to deepen your connection with self, with your partner, and with your environment. Nina loves challenging people to sense the source of the rhythm and gracefulness that come from within as they are creating beautiful dance without.