About Marisol Blanco

Master Teacher and graduate of Cuba’s prestigious Superior Institute of Arts (ISA) bachelor dance teacher and The National School of Arts (ENA) professional dancer. Teaches Afro-Cuban Folkloric and Popular Dance, as well as, other forms of traditional dance from around the world.

Professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer for more than 24 years.

Earned popularity for her Rumba classes and special Afro-Cuban learning program, “HPS” emphasizing the connection between steps, story, song, percussion, body expression, philosophy, psychology, and technical knowledge in her classes. Creating an environment of support, motivation, creativity, and curiosity, while encouraging students to reach their full potential in her classroom.

Owner and director of Sikan AfroCuban Dance Project.

Former member of Cuba’s first female drumming and dance group, “Obini-Bata” with respective recognition and evaluation from the Cuban National Center of Popular Music as Percussion Specialist/Vocalist Master Level.

Professionally danced in The Cuban National Folkloric Company and successfully completed certificates of Art Performance Management, Ethnology, Social Anthropology and Ethno Choreography.

Traveled to several countries as an instructor and performer staying active in both dance and teaching careers successfully.

Recent Credits

Sounding Bodies: Winter Dance Concert

IU Theatre — Afro-Cuban Coach/Mentor