Uriel Garcia & Vera Rowe

About The Owners

Uriel Garcia and Vera Rowe are Nine time World Salsa, Bachata and Hustle Champions. Since the beginning of their partnership in 2012, they have traveled all over the U.S. as well as internationally to teach, perform, and compete in places such as Canada, Spain, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong and China. Vera Rowe was born in New York City and graduated from LaGuardia High School of The Performing Arts as a dance major. Aside from being a dancer she was also a USA gymnast for 20 years and competed for Penn State University as a NCAA Division I athlete. Vera holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Boston University. Uriel Garcia was born in The Dominican Republic and came to the USA when he was six years old. He was a competitive athlete in sports such as football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field. Uriel grew up dancing various forms of Latin dance however, he started dancing salsa at the age of 20 and was trained by his older brother, Darlin Garcia. Their most recent accomplishments include becoming The 2015 World Cabaret Salsa Summit Champions, The 2015 World Cabaret Bachata Summit Champions, The 2015 World Hustle Champions and The 2014 World Bachata Masters Champions. They have also been finalists at The 2012 World Latin Dance Cup, The 2013 Puerto Rico World Salsa Open and The 2013 Hong Kong World Salsa Championships. Uriel and Vera currently reside in North Miami, Florida, USA where they run their school, UV Latin Dance Academy.

Uriel & Vera's Accomplishments

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  • Winner of the Toronto Salsa Congress Professional Bachata Championships (Oct 2012)
  • Third Place at The Toronto Salsa Congress Professional Salsa Championships (Oct 2012)
  • Winner of The 2012 Chim Pum Calloa Bachata Championships (August 2012)
  • Winner of The 2012 San Francisco World Salsa Challenge (November 2012)
  • Ranked 6th place in Bachata at The 2012 World Latin Dance Cup (Dec 2012)
  • Ranked 4th place in Cabaret Salsa at The 2012 World Latin Dance Cup (Dec 2012)
  • Ranked 2nd place in Bachata at The 2013 World Salsa Summit (January 2013)
  • Winner of the Cabaret Division at The 2013 World Salsa Summit (January 2013)
  • Ranked 5th place in the on2 Division at The 2013 World Salsa Summit (January 2013)
  • Winners of The Chicago Mid-West Salsa Open Championships (February 2013)
  • Second Place at The 2013 Hong Kong World Salsa Championships Professional Bachata Division (February 2013)
  • Third Place at The 2013 Hong Kong World Salsa Championships Professional Salsa Division (February 2013)
  • Winners of The 2013 IHSC Professional Salsa Championships (April 2013)
  • Ranked number eight in the finals of The 2013 Puerto Rico World Salsa Open
  • Winner of the Toronto Salsa Congress Professional Bachata Showcase Championships (Oct 2013)
  • Winner of the Toronto Salsa Congress Professional Just Bachata Championships (Oct 2013)
  • Second place at The Toronto Salsa Congress Professional Just Salsa Championships (Oct 2013)
  • Winner of The Philadelphia Salsa Congress World Salsa Summit Qualifying Round Pro-Salsa Division (October 2013)
  • Winner of The Philadelphia Salsa Congress World Salsa Summit Qualifying Round Pr0-Bachata Division (October 2013)
  • Winner of The Philadelphia Salsa Congress World Salsa Summit Qualifying Round Pro-Just Salsa Division (October 2013)
  • Winner of The Philadelphia Salsa Congress World Salsa Summit Qualifying Round Pro-Just Bachata Division (October 2013)
  • Winner of Cabaret Salsa at The 2014 World Salsa Summit Championships (February 2014)
  • Winner of Cabaret Bachata at The 2014 World Salsa Summit Championships (February 2014)
  • Winner of The World Bachata Masters in Madrid, Spain (February 2014)
  • Winner of The 2014 International World Salsa Open, Miami Beach Florida (May 2014)
  • Winner of The 2014 Montreal Salsa Convention Championship Pro-Salsa Division (May 2014)
  • Winner of The 2014 Montreal Salsa Convention Championship Pro-Bachata Division (May 2014)
  • Winner of The 2015 World Salsa Summit Salsa Cabaret Division, Miami Florida (February 2015)
  • Winner of The 2015 World Salsa Summit Bachata Cabaret Division, Miami Florida (February 2015)
  • Fifth Place at The 2015 World Bachata Masters, Madrid Spain (February 2015)
  • Winner of the 2015 International Salsa Competition, Miami Florida (May 2015)
  • Winner of the 2015 International Hustle Competition, Miami Florida (May 2015)
  • Fourth Place at The 2015 World Salsa Masters, Madrid Spain (February 2015) 
  • Third Place at The 2018 Atlanta Open Dancesport Spectacular (May 2018)
  • Seventh place at The 2018 Millennium Dancesport Championships (June 2018)
  • Ranked Seventh in The United States at The 2018 United States Dance Championships (August 2018)
  • Third place at The First Coast Classic Dancesport Championship (March 2019)
  • Third place at The 2019 Blackpool Dance Festival in The British Exhibition Division (May 2019)

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