He took on the challenge of learning this style of dance with just as much passion as he did baseball.
Within 8 months of taking classes Jorge started teaching.
Erika Occhipinti, the owner of Salsa Caliente, commented that in her 8 year run with the studio no one had ever progressed and learned with such great talent and potential than that of Jorge.
While having a passion for salsa, Tanja also developed a strong passion for bachata.
Tanja along with her partner, Jorge Burgos (aka Ataca Jorgie), have been teaching bachata & salsa workshops and performing together since 2008.
Their dream is to share their passion for salsa and bachata with dancers all across the world.
Ataca Jorgie Bio: Jorge Burgos (aka ATACA Jorgie) was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and at the age of 6, moved to Orlando, FL.
Jorge grew up playing baseball, which later led Jorge to be offered a baseball scholarship to Saint Leo University in Tampa, FL.
In 2006, while still attending college, Jorge went to a Tampa nightclub which is where he was introduced to NY style salsa.
Jorge was immediately drawn to that style of dance.
Jorge started taking classes with Salsa Caliente Dance Studio that same year.
Tanja Kensinger was originally born in Germany and immigrated to the United States by the way of the military in 1996.
Many may know her as “La Alemana”, which distinctly describes her origin.
She has loved to dance all of her life, and has had training in ballroom, jazz, ballet, rock-n-roll/swing dancing, as well as many of the latin style dances.