Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Love in the Time of Salsa; Cuban Dancer Cruz Vasquez Married Lismore's Emma Vasquez a Year Ago in Eltham

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Love in the Time of Salsa; Cuban Dancer Cruz Vasquez Married Lismore's Emma Vasquez a Year Ago in Eltham

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Javier Encalada

CUBAN professional dancer Cruz Vasquez was performing in a show called Lady Salsa in 2009 on the Gold Coast while the woman that was to become his wife was living next door to his hotel.

Despite living next door for months, Cruz and Emma only met two years later, in Italy.

From dance came love four years ago, and the couple - now based in Sydney - married last year.

Emma Vasquez grew up in Eltham on her parent's farm, but her love for dance took her to stages around the country, and now dance brings her and her husband to headline for the first time the Byron Latin Fiesta 2015.

Cruz explained the couple spend a lot of time in the area as Emma's family still live in Eltham.

"We love it up there, and although we live in Sydney we spend all our holidays on the Northern Rivers," he said.

The couple will be offering dance performances and workshops in their styles of salsa, contemporary and hip hop.

Cruz is a professional dancer trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, Spanish, tap, salsa, rumba, son, acrobatics, hip hop and Cuban folklore. …

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