Sueco & Johanna

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Sueco & Johanna
Bachata

Alejandro Luís Gil Lindström (a.k.a. Sueco) was born in 1988 in Gothenburg, Sweden, but moved to Spain at the age of 4. He loved dance from a very young age and at age 13 he started a breakdance group along with five Dominican friends. He became involved in the Dominican culture and started to go to Dominican parties and clubs where he took his first bachata steps. He fell in love with the music and to this day he still has no favorite among the bachata artists as he thinks they all have their own essence and style.

In 2013 he became part of a group of salsa Caleña where he met his current life and dance partner Johanna who inspired him to learn even more about bachata and bring his dancing to a professional level. He loves all Latin and Caribbean rhythms but his favorite styles are bachata and merengue.

Sueco & Johanna have been dancing together since 2013 and have won several bachata competitions. Since 2016 they are teaching and travelling on a professional level while residing in Madrid where they also have their own group of students. Their goal is to share their work with the world and to spread the Dominican culture. For them it is important to clarify that bachata is danced very differently depending on where in the Dominican Republic you go. Their style is different from many other bachata instructors’ mainly because of its influence by the style danced in Vicente Noble, Barahona, which has a particular swing and conquista giving them an authentic and original touch.

Johanna Rosanna Novas Pérez, born in 1988 in Santo Domingo, DR, moved to Spain at only 5 years of age. She kept travelling to DR every year keeping her Dominican roots and at the same time learning about the Spanish culture. Even as a little girl she loved dancing and started to dance the different styles of the island, taking her first steps in family. She considers herself a lover of both bachata, merengue and salsa and was between 2010-2016 part of a group of salsa Caleña. In 2013 she met her current life and dance partner, Sueco, and with his love and passion for the Dominican culture she was inspired to take the first step to dedicate herself professionally to the bachata. Johanna is not only a creative and passionate dancer but also a most talented fashion designer as you can see in their amazing stage outfits.

Sueco & Johanna have been dancing together since 2013 and have won several bachata competitions. Since 2016 they are teaching and travelling on a professional level while residing in Madrid where they also have their own group of students. Their goal is to share their work with the world and to spread the Dominican culture. For them it is important to clarify that bachata is danced very differently depending on where in the Dominican Republic you go. Their style is different from many other bachata instructors’ mainly because of its influence by the style danced in Vicente Noble, Barahona, which has a particular swing and conquista giving them an authentic and original touch

 

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