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Learn Dominican Bachata and Cuban Salsa with Expert Instructors in Dublin. Maria Kozlovskaya and Alexander Yumashev are Dominican Bachata and Cuban Salsa teachers, promoters and organizers of many dance events.


Key Milestones
  • Over 20 years of dance teaching experience

  • Creators of BailaMar Bachata Camps in the Dominican Republic (running since 2014).

  • Creators of Dominican Flow Festival (2016-2019) in Russia.

  • Former top instructors at ArmenyCasa, Russia’s largest Latin dance school.

  • Instructors at International Festivals and dance weekends in over 10 countries.

  • Launched BailaMar Academy in Dublin in 2018.

About Maria Kozlovskaya & Alexander Yumashev

Maria Kozlovskaya and Alexander Yumashev (Russia, Ireland) are passionate about Latin dance, particularly Dominican bachata and Cuban salsa. They have learned Salsa, Son, Rumba, Afro and Bachata with multiple top-level instructors in Russia and later on immersed themselves in the dance culture of the Dominican Republic, spending significant time there to perfect their craft.

Maria has over 30 years of dance experience and 20 years of teaching various styles, from classical to urban club dancing.

Since 2008, she and Alex have focused on Latin American dances, such as salsa, bachata, and merengue. Their journey led them to the Dominican Republic in 2012, where they fell in love with traditional bachata, developed their own method of teaching and created BailaMar Bachata Camp in collaboration with local instructors.

For over a decade, they've organized the renowned BailaMar Bachata Camps in the Dominican Republic, providing an authentic dance and cultural experience.

In 2014, they brought their knowledge back to Russia, offering intensive courses and spreading their passion for traditional bachata. They annually united over 300 bachata enthusiasts at the Dominican Flow Fest in Moscow (2016-2019).

As leading instructors at ArmenyCasa, the largest Latin dance school in Russia, Maria and Alex have taught countless students and trained the next generation of bachata instructors.

Their expertise has taken them around the globe, teaching and performing at festivals in countries like the USA, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Russia and Ireland.

In 2018, they moved to Ireland and launched BailaMar Academy in Dublin. Here, they offer a range of dance classes for all levels, sharing their extensive experience and passion with students.

Join BailaMar Academy to learn from experienced salsa and bachata teachers in Dublin and dive into the vibrant world of Latin dance!

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