All SCT instructors are gifted dancers who have committed to in depth study into their respective dance specialties.They are passionate and dedicated to their craft and are eager to teach others. Instructors at Salsa Con Todo have more than 60 years of combined dance experience, and all are certified. Even more important, our nurturing and patient instructors are committed to teaching you at your own pace and helping you achieve your personal dance goals.
Vassili; owner and founder of SCT: Vassili grew up in Greece, on the small Cycladic island of Paros nestled in the blue waters of the Aegean. Starting as a teen he developed a love for music and soon became an complished musician. When his destiny brought him to Seattle in 1999 He founded the world music ensemble"Children of the Revolution." The band's unique blend of Spanish guitar, Latin rhythms, and multilingual songs soon gained them popularity in the Northwest. They went on to perform all over the world, including recording a duet with Ann Wilson of Heart. Being a lead singer and guitar player honed his performance skills, and brought him in contact with a few wonderful dancers who introduced him to the joy of dancing. Always game to try new art forms that inspire him, Vassili took his first Salsa lesson in 2000, fell in love with Latin partner dancing, and has not stopped dancing since. He won the "Reno Dance Sensation" Salsa competition two years in a row, and has performed and taught at numerous dance events around the US. Vassili's passion lies not only in the art of Salsa but in challenging himself to provide the most dynamic instruction to his students. In 2005 Vassili founded Seattle's enormously popular dance school "Salsa Con Todo." He actively continues to study with dancers of various styles. He has traveled to Colombia, Cuba and Portugal to study and keep aware of new and exciting dance forms, as well as creating his own. In 2009 Vassili created the sensual and mysterious partner dance called “Oaxia.” Vassili has remained a part of dance communities all over the world; as they change, expand and evolve, so does he! Vassili and looks forward to delving deeper into Salsa's roots around the world. Vassili continues to perform, teach, and enjoy life. He chooses his fellow instructors for SCT with care and trains them personally.
Christine, Vassili's Dance Partner the head Follow Instructor for SCT, is one of SCT's most important Instructors. She was born and raised here in Washington state, where she has been classical trained in many styles of dance. At the age of three she was dancing ballet, jazz, and tap. She danced as a soloist with Cameo Dance Company in Seattle continuing her training in ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, and theatre dance until age seventeen. It was at the end of her classical training that Christine took her first salsa lesson and decided that she wanted to challenge herself with partner dancing. Christine worked with Johnny Bravo and her ballet background friend Phillip Laue to compose a salsa routine and compete for her first Congress in 2005, only months after she started dancing salsa. Within the salsa community Christine taught and performed with Somos El Son Dance Company and graduated to choreographing and performing numerous times with Vassili with his band Children of the Revolution. Also notably Christine performed in the Salsa/Ballroom section of "Dance THIS!" at the paramount working with Vanessa Villalobos and Brian Jolly for the show. She took time away from dance to finish her degree in Psychology at the University of Washington, and now has the time and excitement to be back teaching, choreographing, and loving dance with Salsa Con Todo.
SCT's instructors change and evolve and grow with the school itself but we always boast talented teachers and dancers with their own unique background. Currently we are happy to be working with instructors like April neubauer, Liz Chu, Alberto Orejel, Marissa Monteiro and Sy Donavan Smith.
Here are a couple of SCT's past instructors. They are no longer with us, but we sure miss them and wish them luck! Zyanya K. Breuer: (SCT founding Instructor, she now visits as a guest instructor for workshops and team training). Chantelle Foyston : (SCT founding Instructor, she now visits as a guest instructor for workshops and team training). They are pictured here with Vassili, SCT's owner and head instructor.Here are a couple of SCT's past instructors. They are no longer with us, but we sure miss them and wish them luck! Zyanya K. Breuer: (SCT founding Instructor, she now visits as a guest instructor for workshops and team training). Chantelle Foyston : (SCT founding Instructor, she now visits as a guest instructor for workshops and team training). They are pictured here with Vassili, SCT's owner and head instructor.