Lauralie has over 20 years experience in Latin, Ballroom, Swing & Choreography. She has been part of dance communities all over the U.S. and now proudly calls Sonoma County home. Professionally, she has traveled the globe performing, competing, teaching and choreographing for amazing dance companies like Royal Caribbean Productions, the Utah Valley University Ballroom Tour Team and San Francisco's Nitey Awards. Here in the Bay Area she has instructed and partnered with many studios and dance teams. Her career has prepared her to be a leader of Production and Dance Entertainment here in Wine Country.
Chelsea directs our flagship dance troupe Latin Elements. She began dancing in 2003, falling in love with the music and dances of Latin America. This passion took her to perform at the International Salsa Congress in Mexico City in 2005. Since then her journey has taken her to teach latin dance classes for Cornell University in New York as well as working with La Familia de la Salsa in Syracuse, NY & Palante Dance Troupe in Ithaca, NY. In 2011, she moved to the Northern California & joined the semi-pro salsa team Rumbambeo. She divides her time teaching, choreographing, & performing between CA and upstate NY. Chelsea has an extensive background in martial arts, massage therapy, yoga training, & zen meditation. She loves teaching, loves the music, and most of all loves dancing ~ translating Latin rhythms into movement of body and soul.
Vera has always been a coordinator, producer, and director of events whether that was her plan or not. Her first fundraiser netted $5000 on $.10 kids’ games at a “Circus” themed fundraiser. Many Sonoma County events bear her badge of approval. She has been producer and director of “Dancing with the Stars at the Raven” for the past 7 years as well as creator of “Dancing with the Stars and Stripes” in Sonoma County which benefits our Veterans. Vera is very excited to be a part of Wine Country Dance Productions which will allow her to be even more involved in her favorite things: producing/organizing/creating events and dancing!