- Name Duo: Gill and Shelly of Pexava Dance Ltd.
- Started in: 2010
- City: London
- Dance styles: On2 Mambo, plus touches of cha cha, funk and other Latin styles
Short Group Description
Together as Pexava Dance Company, which means “Lightning Fast” in Mayan from Gil’s native Mexico, husband and wife Gil and Shelley are an explosive combination on stage and inspire students of every level in their lessons. Gil is well-known internationally for his creative and unique turn patterns and shines which he teaches with an absolute emphasis on technique and a sense of humour. Shelley is an infectiously enthusiastic dancer who is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s most popular teachers and performers. Together Gil and Shelley, “The UK’s Best Salsa Performers”, have performed and taught at international professional level in over 20 countries and are currently the UK’s most in-demand professionals at European congress level. They have made numerous appearances on national TV. They have both placed at salsa competitions truly recognised at World Championship level against competitors from all over the globe, including the likes of Adrian and Anita, Fernando Sosa (Tropical Gem), Junior and Emily and Oliver Pineda. Between them, titles include: twice UK Professional Champion, twice European Bronze and Silver medallists, World Semi-Finalist, World Bronze medallist and World fifth place (World Latin Dance Cup and World Salsa Open respectively).