About us
Cuban Dance Company was founded in January 2004 by Israel Ortiz, Brisbane’s only genuine Cuban trained dance teacher and performer. Israel wishes to share with Latin aficionados the passion, energy and creativity that defines Cuban dance and music.
Cuban Dance Company’s artistic credibility and unique and enticing choreography has been celebrated by participation in a number of successful events in South East QLD:
SUNSHINE SALSA Latin Dance Parties
Weekly dance classes in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast
BEMAC Cultivart Series- ‘Window To Cuba’
‘Latin Fiesta - Southbank
Salsa Under The Story Bridge
World Music Café- ‘Latino Tropicano’ at QPAC
Brisbane City Council- City Hall Lunchtime World Music Concert- ‘From Havana To Here’
Multicultural Festival at Roma Street Parklands 2005, 2006
BEMAC Cultivart Series- ‘Ritmo Sabroso’
ISO Hair Care Launch Party
Brisbane City Council- Active & Healthy Parks- ‘Come and Try Dance Days’
Woodford Folk Festival
Brisbane Festival - QPAC
Israel Ortiz
Born in Santiago de Cuba, Israel has been dancing practically all of his life. He first went to a specialised dance school at the age of 11 and went on to graduate from the National School of Art in Havana. Upon graduating, he worked for 2 different modern dance companies in Cuba before winning a position in the dance spectacular ‘Havana Night’. He travelled the world with this company, performing in more than 9 countries throughout Asia and Europe, before settling in Australia in 2003.