Sergio is from Spain, the birthplace of the new wave of bachata called “Sensual Bachata”. He has been dancing Latin rhythms for over 10 years. He started teaching bachata in Oxford almost five years ago, running regular classes and creating a new bachata community in Oxford.
He has been teaching with his dance partner, Katja Behrens, for over three years. She is an award-winning German dancer who started learning Latin American dances at the age of 7. Both Sergio and Katja have taken professional training at Bachatea, with the best bachata teachers in the world. They are also official Sensual Bachata instructors trained by Korke and Judith, the creators of Sensual Bachata.
Their classes focus on social dancing aspects of leading and following. Fascinated by the magic of non-scripted dances, they present un-choreographed demonstrations that are orientated towards the origins of the dances. They run regular classes in Oxford, Swindon and Leamington Spa. They are regular guest teachers at many events around the UK, such as Bachata Spice in London, LTP Party and Bachakiz in Notthingham, Salsa on the Pier, Late & Latin in Bristol, Salsa del Sol in Cheltenham and many others.
Sergio is an event and live music promoter, as well as a DJ. He organises regular social dancing nights in Oxford, in addition to DJ’ing at many bachata and salsa parties around the UK.