IRENE MIGUEL IS THE OWNER, FOUNDER, AND DIRECTOR OF IRENE MIGUEL ACADEMY.
After 30 years of travelling the world as a professional dancer, teacher at some of the largest global Congresses (including El Sol, Puerto Rico Salsa Congress, Miami Salsa Congress, Hong Kong Salsa Congress, Mambocity), and training with Nelson Flores, Stracy Diaz, Tito Ortos, Burju, Melissa Rosado, Franklin Diaz, Frankie Martinez, Adolfo Indacochea, Tania Cannarsa, Irene established herself as one of the founding members of the global salsa movement.
A pioneer specifically in the London Salsa Scene, in 2006 Irene opened the first ON2, strictly Mambo school in Europe, now called Irene Miguel Academy.
Irene has devoted her life to teaching Mambo and even developed a methodology that systematically teaches her students the art and swagger of Mambo. Her methodology, Danzalifestyle, is now taught around the world with certified teachers in France, Said, New York, and Greece.
Irene Miguel Academy uses specifically the Mambolifestyle System. Irene is the embodiment of Mambo through and through – from the way she moves to her style and attitude, Irene is the leading specialist of Mambo in London.
You’ve never met a teacher like Irene. Not only will you be learning Mambo from one of the founding members of the Mambo scene, but at IMA you’ll be stretching your dance skills in a way that can be applied to any dance you fancy. Irene’s students often choose to focus on Bachata or Kizomba, but use the IMA training to develop a deep understanding of body motion and musicality.
Irene believes wholeheartedly that everyone can benefit from Mambo and that through her training, dancers often find themselves bringing a new found confidence to their daily lives beyond the dancefloor.
The Irene Miguel Academy is Irene’s life work. It is her dream to bring Mambo to the masses and watch each and every one of her students flourish. There is no greater joy for Irene than to help a student reach their dance goals. She has devoted her life to bringing the joys of Mambo to the world. Now, at Irene Miguel Academy, you can be one of the lucky ones to take your dance to the next level with the guidance, support, and training of a world renowned instructor like Irene Miguel.
In 2019 Irene brings to the UK latin dance scene this new concept of One VS One salsa dance battle created by Fernando Sosa, and becomes the Salsanama UK director.
Having danced hip hop her whole life and being always fascinated by hip hop and break dance battles, Irene dreamed of seeing this freedom of expression through improvised battle in salsa. No choreography, cosutmes or make up. No right or wrong, just two salsa dancers expressing freely their inner world to selected on the spot songs, unknown to the competitors.
When Fernando Sosa creates this concept of salsa improvised battle called Salsanama, Irene has no doubt in being part of this initiative in helping spread this competition and train dancers as she’s always have through her teaching system to be able to improvise freely.
Honored and proud to be trusted by Fernando himself to lead this project on in the UK, Irene today offers all official Salsanama training in the UK.