Oliver Pineda (Salsa)

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Oliver Pineda is also the Founder and Director of world re-known Latin Motion Dance Academy, founded by Oliver Pineda & Natalie Zeller (formally Reis) in the year 2000. As Australia’s only 8 times World Salsa Champion, Oliver has won five of his World Salsa Titles with celebrity dance partner of 20 years & three times winner of “Dancing with the Stars” Luda Kroitor & continues to inspire by performing & winning championships till today.

Oliver is responsible for introducing Rueda in 1999 & Kizomba & Semba in 2007 to Sydney, was one of the instigators of linear style Salsa in the year 2000 & is now undoubtedly the pioneer of Mambo ‘On2’ in Australia.

Oliver was most recently featured in an article as one of the top 10 male Salsa dancers in the world & now directs Latin Motion alongside his wife Anastasia Drimousis.

Some of Oliver’s achievements include but are not limited to –

  • 2001 IDO World Salsa Champion – Miami (with Luda Kroitor)
  • 2005 World Salsa Open Champion – Puerto Rico (with Luda Kroitor)
  • 2005 ESPN World Salsa Champion – Las Vegas (with Luda Kroitor
  • 2006 ESPN World Salsa Champion – Las Vegas (with Luda Kroitor)
  • 2007 ESPN World Salsa Champion – Miami (with Luda Kroitor)
  • 2012 World Salsa Champion – Hong Kong (with Vali Damaskou)
  • 2014 World Salsa Champion – Hong Kong (Solo)
  • 2015 World Salsa Summit Champion – Miami (Solo)