Alberto Juárez Grifaldo

Dance Instructor

Alberto Juárez Grifaldo  (Neo)  born in Cancun, Mexico made his World Latin Dance Cup debut in Auckland in 2016.

A dedicated father of two young boys Carlos and Neo he has been living and working in Auckland as a builder for the last six years. Having graduated from the University of Mexico Valley (UVM) with a degree in Computer System Engineering he always had a strong calling for dance which he held dear to his heart as a hobby.

He began his dancing career in April 2014 at an Intermediate level competing at the Capezio Kiwi Classic Competition where he placed 1st in Freestyle Salsa. In November 2014 he competed and placed 1st in Intermediate Adult Freestyle Salsa at the New Zealand Salsa Open. In 2015 he competed in Salsa Advanced Freestyle at the Capezio Kiwi Classic Competition and was placed 2nd.

Consistently willing to grow as a dancer, challenging himself by entering c complex categories to significantly improve his level of dance, Alberto entered the New Zealand Salsa Open in November 2015 at an Amateur level and was placed 2nd in Salsa Couple Amateur.

He then challenged himself with a new dance style and his efforts paid off when he was placed 3rd in Bachata Couple Amateur, he proved his interpretational skills by also placing 2nd in the Adult Social Salsa Advanced.

Alberto competed in the Capezio Kiwi Classic on 23 April 2016 and placed 1st in Salsa Open Freestyle, 1st in Bachata Open Freestyle and 1st Place in Salsa & Bachata Advanced.

Alberto is seeking to improve his dancing technique and style in both Salsa & Bachata.

Completed the folowing:

  • – Capezio kiwi classic in April 2014
    • 1st place intermediate freestyle salsa
  • – New Zealand salsa open 15/11/2014
    • 1st place intermediate adult freestyle salsa
  • – Capezio kiwi classic 18/April/2015
    • 2nd place salsa advanced freestyle
  • – New Zealand salsa open 21/November/ 2015
    • 3rd place Bachata couple amateur
    • 2nd place Adult social salsa advance
    • 2nd place Salsa couple amateur
  • – New Zealand word Latin dance cup 18/March /2016
    • 2nd place in salsa advanced graded division
    • 3rd place bachata couple cabaret
  • – Capezio kiwi classic 23/April/2016
    • 1st place in salsa open FREESTYLE
    • 1st place bachata open freestyle
    • 1st place in salsa & bachata advanced
  • – New Zealand salsa open 25/November/ 2017
    • 3rd place salsa Jack & Jill Men’sProfessional