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Rafael del Busto was headliner artist at some of the very first SalsaNor Rueda Congresses back in 2004 and several following years. For many of us rueda-dancers during those years he was the most creative and inspiring rueda teacher of them all. Then he moved from the UK to the Check Republic and slipped out of our radar for some time. With great pride and expectation we can again present Rafael del Busto as headliner at the congress!

Rafael del Busto is one of those really special Cuban dancers that touches your heart with his movements. He was born in Havana, graduated with honours from the Cuban National School of Art and Dance. During his career he has reached multiple outstanding achievements in various dance shows around the world. Rafael has won no less than two World Open Salsa Championship titles and “The best male Cuban Salsa Performer Award” at The UK Cuban Dance Awards in 2006. He also starred in the world famous Lady Salsa show in the West End Theatre in London.

And he is still a very active, performing dancer (and percussionist!), at this very moment doing the Tarzan musical at the Prague theatre, and working as a dancer and choreographer of the dance company Tradición.

Apart from performing professionally as a modern dancer, he has been teaching Cuban salsa, mambo and rumba for many, many years. This is really one to look forward to!!