Welcome to Episode 126 of the Salsa Kings LIVE podcast
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In episode 126 of Salsa Kings Live, we feature Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez, a dance veteran whose passion for art knows no bounds. From her early days in Cuba to the spicy dance scenes of New York and Miami, Melissa’s journey embodies the essence of what it means to be a professional dancer. Her experiences in ballet, afro cuban, Latin dances, modern dances, hip hop, and more have shaped her into a versatile artist and a true inspiration for aspiring dancers.
1. Beyond the Moves:
Professional dance isn’t just about dancing. It’s a mix of stage management, public speaking, music editing, etc. She goes into detail about some of the key areas that aspiring dancers need to cover.
2. Dance, Eat, Sleep, Repeat:
Being a pro dancer isn’t a 9-to-5 gig—it’s a lifestyle. Melissa highlights the relentless dedication and hard work that dancers put in, and how it can affect and shape your life.
3. Know Your Worth:
Putting a price tag on talent can be tricky. Melissa and Andres offer a down-to-earth perspective: understand your value. Whether you are on a job or working to get better you need to make sure you know what you are worth.
1. “Dancing is a lifestyle.” – Melissa
2. “The mark of a true professional is to keep growing.” – Andres
3. “If you were sick in bed, how much would someone need to pay you for you to do the work with a smile on your face?” – Andres
Melissa’s story isn’t just about dance; it’s about embracing passion, facing challenges, and finding your worth in a competitive world. Her journey teaches us that being a professional dancer is not just a job—it’s a way of life. So, whether you’re a professional dancer or someone appreciating from the sidelines, remember to always keep growing and stay true to your value.
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