Loretta is a competitive Latin dancer, choreographer, and instructor. Loretta is ready and willing to help any student and her cheerful demeanor makes her easily approachable. Her technique shines through on the dance floor and on stage with her crisp, clean turns and beautiful lines. Loretta is a fan favorite of everyone, ladies are a fan of her unique and flavorful styling, men love her ability to follow any lead.
Loretta has 27 years of dance experience, including extensive training in ballet and jazz with world class instructors from Hamilton Ballet Theatre (HBT), American Ballet Theatre (ABT), and Steps on Broadway. She began her Salsa instruction right here at La Luna Dance Studio. While taking on an extensive class load at the studio, she quickly rose through the ranks of both La Luna’s semi-pro and professional teams. She has burst into the Philadelphia salsa scene with her magnetic stage presence and precise technique. Her career in Salsa has since expanded from the East Coast out to the West Coast, and now outside of the United States to Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe.
A few of her competitive achievements include:
- 1st place Champion in the Professional Salsa On1 Division, 2015 Global Salsa Championships with Jose Maldonado
- 1st place 2015 Disco America Cabaret Division with Jose Maldonado
- 1st place 2015 World Salsa Summit Qualifier Niagara Falls Professional Bachata Division with Jose Maldonado