Dreyser Garcia has been dancing since the age of 12 and has studied all Cuban rhythms as well as Afro-Cuban dance. He began his professional dance career in 2002 in Havana, Cuba. As part dance company The American Theatre, he performed regularly in theatres, nightclubs and on television. In 2006, he traveled to Italy to teach and perform at the Salsa World Festival. He has also taught and performed in Ecuador and Nicaragua. In 2008, Dreyser began working for a hotel in Cayo Largo Del Sur, Cuba, performing 14 different shows each week and teaching Cuban dance styles daily. In 2013, he moved to Toronto and taught Afro-Cuban rhythms, Cuban Salsa/Casino Rueda, and Bachata at Steps Dance Studio until March 2017. With the students of Steps Dance Studio, Dreyser choreographed a Casino Rueda routine which was performed at the Toronto Salsa Congress in 2015. For the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, he choreographed and performed Salsa and Afro-Cuban styles. He had the opportunity to be filmed dancing the Waltz in television series 11.22.63 starring James Franco (2015). Dance is Dreyser's passion, and he aims to share that with his students at Drey Dance Academy.
Diana began her dance education at a young age, training under former professionals from the Goh Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. After several years of intensive ballet training Diana extended her studies to include Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Spanish Flamenco and Ballroom. As Diana’s love of dance grew, so did her passion for teaching and she began instructing ballet, jazz and tap classes at her family studio.
Shortly after graduating high school, Diana toured as a dancer performing at multiple resorts and destinations abroad where she extended her knowledge of Latin dance styles. After returning home to Toronto, Diana was accepted into Canada’s National Ballet School’s prestigious Teacher Training Program to further hone her skills as a teacher and to further extend her knowledge of Classical Ballet. While training at NBS Diana was hired by the school to teach in the Adult Program, the Associate Program and the Professional Ballet Program. Diana graduated in 2015 and received her teaching certification from the Cecchetti Society of Canada and the Royal Academy of Dance.
Diana is currently a freelance dancer, choreographer and instructor in Toronto and is very excited to be a part of Drey Dance Academy Team!
Heymer Alvarado started his dance career in Venezuela at the age of sixteen with the style of Cuban salsa in the Rumbero Academy, where he specialized in Cuban genres.
He then studied at the Musa School in the styles of jazz, hip hop, commercial dance and contemporary. Five years later Heymer moved to Canada where he became part of the Cadence Academy with which he has taught and presented around the world in various dance styles such as bachata, salsa, and dancehall. He now works in the style of mambo with the Araguacu Latin Dance Company and choreographs for two teams of his own. Now, Heymer brings his talent, knowledge and good energy to Drey Dance Academy.
Teria Morada, founder of Azucar Picante Entertainment, is an all-round entertainer. She is a professional Singer/Lyricist, Dancer/Choreographer, former 2 time Jr. Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion & National Team Member in addition to, multiple time, Latin Dance Champion and Dance & Fitness Instructor. Teria was deemed the 2017 Entertainer of the year by KAHAN Productions and the Latino-Canadian Community!
Teria began training at the age of 3 and is proficient in Salsa and all types of Cuban & Latin styles, Samba, Belly dance, Bollywood, Jazz, Ballet, Afro, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Modern and Persian dances. She has an impressive resume of performances and collaborations worldwide, including being the lead dancer for the Tropicana Cuban Cabaret (Canada edition) and being part of the Los Rumberos dance company in Los Angeles, partnered with Francisco Vazquez, the pioneer of LA style salsa.
A highlight of Teria’s performance career was to share the stage with Oscar D’Leon and dance the legendary “Lloraras” live. Teria also choreographs for dancers and gymnasts all over the world from beginner to Olympic and World professional levels including Canada’s R.G. 2012 Olympic team. As a teacher, Teria inspires students with her her extensive knowledge and infectious energy.