Natalia Lopez

Natalia1NATALIA LOPEZ (MEXICO)
dancer performer choreographer coach instructor

Born in Mexico city. She initiated developing her talent since a young age practicing different types of technical, urban and folklore dancing. She had experienced art also as a painter and studied music in high school. At the age of 16, inspired by her dance mentor, Jorge Zamudio, she discovers her real vocation: DANCING. Her beginning’s as a professional, was joining a Hip-Hop group. But months after she became part of the salsa world and begins to train with Gaby Equiz, founder of
ALMA LATINA PERFORMANCE ACADEMY at her city Tijuana, Mexico. After 3 months, she starts competing in different cities, able to obtain the first position on the charts, including the Best Female Solo Dancer on the National Competition in her country (MEXICO). Then, in 2008 she resumed for one year, her dance studies with a mexican contemporary company, called “Lux Boreal”. Since 2009, with her impressive presence on stage, her versatile and unique style, she has crossed paths with the innovation of Marco Ferrigno, creating both together, this big fusion between novelty, intensity and elegance. At the same time, they were sharing a defiant challenge. The direction of their salsa company calledAnsima Production Ballet. Defined as one of the most artistic level companies of salsa around the world. In 2013, they create, produce and direct one of the fewest SALSA THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, called “THE PURE.” “In which, in 75 MIN of intense and profound life messages, they describe the path that we all have to cross to deal with our own SINS.” Last year, she began her independent career in Switzerland, thanks to the salsa school SALSABROSA GmbH. Where, besides starting a new Higher College of Urban and Contemporary stage dancing in TANZWERK, 101, Zurich, she had also received the proposal to run a very interesting choreographic project , called “ESENCIA Swiss Dance Project,” uniting 8 lead dancers of the most important swiss salsa schools, giving her the opportunity to show her choreographic intuition and her passion as a leading coach and teacher.