Though not as well known, Kimberly Nodora regularly soars to greater heights than her partner, Alex Lee. Just check out these videos (One, Two, Three). How does one survive being tossed around like that, anyway?
Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found much information about Ms. Nodora. I know she works as a nurse by day, but they don’t teach the wild stunts she revels in in medical school.
Nodora began dancing “cabaret salsa” in 2001, dancing with the San Franciso-based Latin Symbolics (2001-2003), then with La Evolucion Dance Company (2003-2004). Nodora also performed at national and international congresses before she teamed up with Lee in 2006.
The dynamic duo won 1st Place at the San Francisco Congress International Championship Cabaret Division in 2007.
|W = Teaching a Workshop
P = Performance
E = Evening Dance
L = Booked for Private Lesson
O = Other Commitments
Did you know that many visiting salsa stars offer private lessons? Naturally, you're going to have to contact each salsero to arrange a private lesson. They will also be able to give you all the details.
However, I’ve begun your homework by contacting all the salsa stars who will be offering workshops and performances at the 2009 Seattle Salsa Congress and gathering as much information as they’re willing to share.
I haven’t yet learned if Kimberly Nodora will be giving private lessons. All I know is that she’s teaching a couple workshops at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
I’ll update this post if I learn any details. In addition, Ms. Nodora has been invited to post on this blog occasionally, keeping the community up to date on her availability and any changes to her schedule.
Remember, this is not an official schedule, and Ms. Nodora’s schedule could change. Please contact her if you’re interested in taking a private lesson from her. (Unfortunately, I don’t even know how to contact her yet.)
Please try to schedule lessons as far in advance as possible, and please don’t call her while she’s teaching a workshop or otherwise engaged.
You can see a Master Schedule indicating which visiting salsa stars are offering private lessons and their general availability here.