Angela Hayward

Angela Gilbert

Director of the Sabor Dance School

Miss Angela Hayward started dancing ballet at the young age of 5 at the Russian School of Ballet where she continued dancing ballet and modern dance with the school and with the Civic Ballet until leaving for university in 1992.  When she returned from studying and working abroad, her desire to dance again lead her to salsa where she took her first salsa class in 2002.  Nurtured by Travis Gilbert, her dancing quickly took off and through taking classes with international instructors, including Moris Alvarenga, Roberto Arenas, Juan Calderon and Mark Anthony Sheppard, to name a few, she was able to co-found the Sabor Dance School in 2003 and develop into the role of Artistic Director in 2004.  In continuing her quest to provide quality and expanding Latin dance programs, she continues to work with these and other internationally recognized dancers to provide salsa, cha cha, merengue, bachata and Tango instruction at the Sabor Dance School.

Angela has performed internationally in New Jersey, Toronto and Montreal and has instructed at the international salsa convention in Montreal. She has also assisted in producing and has performed in many local Latin dance showcases.  Angela consistently is able to travel to several international events each year with her Senior Dance Company and the Sabor student group to perform and teach where they are always well received.
Angela specializes in salsa, casino de rueda, bachata, merengue, cha cha, ladies styling, spinning technique and tango.


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Sophie Dier

Sophie Dier - Assistant Director

Miss Sophie Dier started dancing at the age of 3 at Jackson School of Dance, Bermuda where she studied ballet, jazz, modern and pointe.

Sophie has worked as a teacher’s assistant, choreographer and has

performed extensively in Bermuda and overseas. 

She was a member of the National Dance Theater, Bermuda and

studied contemporary, modern and Ballroom dance while attending the prestigious Boston University, USA. Upon returning to Bermuda, after graduating from Boston University in 2005, she began salsa dancing in January of 2006 at the Sabor Dance School and was immediately identified as a rising star.

Sophie is now a senior instructor and member of the professional dance company at Sabor Dance School. She is also the Director of the school’s semi-professional dance team. Her technical abilities and passion for dance have resulted in her becoming a welcomed and valued addition to the Sabor family. Sophie is a very talented and thoughtful instructor and serves as a tremendous resource for anyone wanting to learn or improve their dancing.

Sophie specializes in salsa, cha cha, casino de rueda, merengue, bachata and dance technique.

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Travis Gilbert

Travis Gilbert – Instructor

Mr. Travis Gilbert has been dancing and teaching Latin dance for over 10 years and was first introduced to salsa while studying in the UK.  He was immediately drawn to the music and found that it resonated within him and from this the dance came naturally.  He came back home to Bermuda in 1999 and played a key role in the development of the salsa community on the Island.  He quickly became involved by starting to play music for classes which were taught at Club 40 on Front Street in the City of Hamilton and soon after began teaching.  

Travis initially traveled to Cuba, New Orleans and Los Angeles to develop his dancing technique before co-founding the Sabor Dance School in 2003 an institution that has seen hundreds of students pass through its doors. Since the formation of the Sabor Dance School, Travis has traveled extensively and performed and studied dance in many places which include Athens, New Jersey, Toronto and Montréal.

Travis has performed internationally in New Jersey, Toronto and Montreal and taught dance at the international salsa convention in Montreal.  He has also produced and performed in many local Latin dance showcases where he is know for his vivacious energy on stage.

As manager of the BermudaSalsa.com Group, he has raised the profile of Latin dance entertainment by having an extraordinary vision for this art form and through his passionate leadership he has been able to transform this vision into reality. Travis specializes in salsa, casino de rueda, bachata, merengue, cha cha and tango.


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Jermiko Dillas

Jermiko Dillas - Instructor

Mr. Jermiko Dillas is the youngest member of staff, but he has committed himself to being one of the best. Jermiko started dancing approximately three years ago, in 2004 by taking private lessons with Sabor’s director, Angela Hayward and quickly developed his technical abilities. Jermiko was later invited to train as an assistant instructor one year later.  Jermiko was then promoted to junior instructor the following year, in 2006, as has become an integral part of Sabor’s instructor team. Jermiko is also a member of the student company and has performed locally and internationally.

Jermiko specializes in salsa, casino de rueda, bachata, and merengue.


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Adrian Kawaley-Lathan - Instructor

A native Bermudian, Adrian Kawaley-Lathan has been involved in the Arts for most of his life, starting dancing at the age of four! He began with ballet and tap but over the course of his life expanded to Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Swing, Contact Improvisation, Break Dance and Capoeira. Adrian was one of the first boys to be awarded a full scholarship from the Jackson School of Performing Arts, and he has had the pleasure of dancing at all of the dance schools on the island. At University he was a member of the McMaster Modern Dance Company for 3 years and was also in the MacBreaker's Club for the same. On returning to the island he taught Hip-Hop and Breakdance at the Jackson School of performing Arts for a year, and a few years later started his own performance company: RockFire Productions. Having a lifelong interest in tango it was his supreme pleasure to discover classes on island with Sabor in 2009 and it has quickly become one of his favorite styles. He has since danced tango around the world in Berlin, New York, Oslo and Madrid, and is thrilled to be back in Bermuda teaching with Sabor and sharing a passion for dance and Tango with his students.

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Donovin Seymour - Instructor

Donovin came to Sabor Dance School with ballroom training, and quickly rose to become one of Sabor's lead Tango instructors.

His smooth manner and passion for Tango leaves his students inspired and ready for the next level.

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April Lindell - Instructor

Prior to Latin dance, April began her performing arts life in musical theatre. She studied for two years at the Conservatory of Arts for musical theatre, in tap, jazz, ballet and theatre dance, along with singin and acting. She continued on to study jazz at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City. She has participated in three national tours in the United States as a featured performer, and once as a dance captain.

It was after moving to Bermuda that April discovered her love for salsa, and an obsession with Argentine Tango. She joined the Sabor team for the school's first student group Tango performance during August Mambo Nights in 2006. She then became an instructor in 2009.

She continues to feed her obsession with regular visits to NYC to sharpen her dancing skills.

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Magic Boyles - Instructor

Originally not a fan of salsa dancing, Magic decided to start classes in 2009 as a surprise for a friend studying overseas. Little did he know he was about to embark on a journey that has so far placed him onstage and alongside the best dancers and instructors on the island.

He breathes new life and injects an extraodinary amount of energy into his roles as dancer, performer, producer of SalsaMania's Latin Flavours radio show, and now in 2012, instructor at Sabor Dance School (after becoming Assistant Instructor in 2010). Magic can often be seen (and heard) calling the Rueda, sending the ladies into head-spinning dips, and dancing Bachata as smoothly as the pros.

 

 

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Marcia Pringle - Pilates Instructor

 

For over 10 years, Marcia Pringle has taught Fusion for adults which incorporates Pilates and Yoga movements with a strength flow allowing you to be aware of your energy, aura, and breath.  Her first love started in the dance world with ballet, jazz and modern.  She has studied with Somerset School of Dance, Alvin Ailey, and University of the Arts and recently with Tara Stiles at Strala Yoga, New York.  She is currently working towards her 200 Strala Yoga Training hours.  She has also worked with clients one on one for 2 years, with a general specialty working with Parkinson’s disease clients. When you take a FusionWorks class with Marcia, she wants you to cherish the moments, feel empowered and grateful for what your body, mind and soul experience through her guidance but ultimately through your dedication and personal movement.

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