The Team


Maria Palmieri

Founder and CEO
Salsa-tropical is a Latin dance company offering numerous salsa dance services. We are committed to a vibrant and friendly environment where people come together, enjoy, experience and communicate their passion about dance. Under the direction of Maria Palmieri, the company is committed to producing professional work that is led by quality. Salsa and Latin dance school based in London, UK, specialising in a wide range of dance lessons. The place to learn Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha, etc. Welcoming students from beginner, improver, intermediate to advanced level. Fun and friendly environment, emphasising quality teaching from highly experienced, international teachers.


Mike Anthony brings to salsa an exceptional, dedicated amalgamation of dancing on 1 and 2; bursting with immense energy. His enthusiasm and attention to detail inspires all. For over 10 years Mike has taught students and performed in the UK and internationally doing what he loves most. Mike encourages a positive mindset and knows how to quickly build rapport with students and help build their confidence. Mike’s infectious laughter brings fun and warmth to his classes whilst providing positive feedback and and encouragement .


I have been a professional athlete for 15 years, training daily for International competitions and representing my Country Worldwide. I learnt discipline from childhood and always being loved music. I also have done some coaching for young athletes, and I enjoy working with people, and I am patient. I completed my Teachers Training with Maria Palmieri and already have been working at Events, teaching and being fully part of the team.


Agathe discovered dance at 16 years old and was taught in a dance school in Singapore, Agathe is passionate about teaching finer details in Crossbody Salsa. Alongside her passion for both Bachata fusion and Bachata sensual, she will help you with your body roll its way into Bachata. Student by day, a teacher by night, sharing the joy of dance at a friendly and helpful pace is her speciality. She has joined the Salsatropical Dance Company Ltd. where she was trained to become a Salsa and Bachata instructor.


During his time studying and working in 2015, Adrian would pack a bag and escape to a society filled with Latin dancers. Soon he was caught performing Bachata and Salsa chores on stage. With a charming smile and a deep passion to express oneself in music. He turned to teach to continue building a dance community and share the joy of music with everyone. He teaches all forms of Bachata, as well as Salsa on 1.


Andrea has been a ballet dancer for over ten years, actively participating in various competitions and events. Her expertise spans across Russian and Cuban ballet techniques. Despite her dedication to ballet, Andrea's love for Latin rhythms has been a constant passion which led her to join Salsa Tropical, where she received training to become a salsa and bachata instructor.
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Manuela started to dance salsa and bachata in Milan when she was 18 years old. Moving to the UK, She has been chosen to assist Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba, and in the future She joined a few teaching training as a Leader and follower. During all these times Manuela went through different Salsa styles as NY, LA, Salsa on 2, and Afro, and being part of dance performance groups. Manuela ->” I love teaching because it makes people truly happy and helps them forget about a stressful day at work...There is too much behind the scenes in a dance routine...ARE YOU READY? I like teaching people making jokes and letting them understand the right dance technique, dance fundamentals, and especially to build up the right confidence to be a good dancer...the rest to be the best is all on each of you." This year, I decided to improve my Salsa on 2, so here we are! I did the teaching training Salsa on 2 with Maria Palmieri, where all these years in dancing opened up new, challenging doors.