LDC Podcast #27: “I like to hijack the lead…” Michelle Donehew

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Picture courtesy of Hot Bachata Nights. San Francisco, CA

Why does Michelle like to hijack the lead from her partner when she social dances?

Because sometimes it’s a good idea!
Listen to Michelle Donehew talk about how she comes up with new choreography, the importance of teaching beginners and how to manage a dance team effectively in order to have a strong dance community.

Michelle was born in Hato Rey, PR, and she’s been dancing since she was 9 years old. Her dance training is extensive, and includes ballet, tap, jazz musical theater, and Latin dancing. For nine years she was part of  “Salsamania”, one of the most renowned dance teams in San Francisco. In 2015 she joined forces with her very talented partner Manny Villarreal to be the co-director of Sabor Latino-Oakland bachata team. She is known for her feminine, fierce, and sassy style which has helped her win many awards and championship titles in her career.

14922988_10154593639059536_292128591_oMichelle and her partner Manny Villarreal plan to shock audiences and the judges at the World Latin Cup again this December. They need our help to pay for travel and lodging expenses, so click here to help them achieve their goal, and as always, thank you for supporting our community.