Was born in 1990 in Malaga, Spain. At the age of 14 he began to train at the Higher School of Performing Arts in Malaga for 4 years in different disciplines such as classical ballet, contemporary, jazz and hip hop. He soon discovered his passion for Salsa, Bachata and Chachacha. And attended to different Salsa and Bachata congresses throughout Spain where he learnt from the best instructors and performers in the world latin scene.
Ivan started performing from a very early age and soon moved to Madrid where he performed in different musicals and was part of distinguished dance companies related to jazz and contemporary, such as the dance cast of the famous Spanish singer Daniel Diges representing Spain in Eurovision or Disney Musical performing around Spain. He started teaching Salsa, Bachata and Chachacha with the age of 20 in different schools in Madrid. He was also part of the company Stravadanza, and performed in the most important latin congresses in Spain.
Ivan has travelled around Europe, training and improving his style in Schools like Global Dance Center in Amsterdam or Motion Tanz Dance School in Berlin. He has a very bubbly personality, so people learn and have fun at the same time. He can teach Salsa Cross Body, Cuban Salsa as well as Salsa On2, Bachata, Chachacha or Merengue.
Ivan Galvez, joined the Salsateca Team in 2016 and you can find him teaching Cuban Salsa and Bachata on Tuesdays at Amber Bar (Moorgate), on Wednesdays teaching Salsa or Bachata at Amber Bar (Moorgate), at our Thursdays and Saturday Workshops or at any of our parties like El Bembé.