El Moro

Airagdin Pavon More, known as “El Moro”, was born in Havana, Cuba. He studied dance at the Academia Nacional de Narisco Medina, Havana and performed with many prestigious Cuban Dance Companies including JJ, La Giraldilla, Ballet Folklorico de la Havana, Marrabenta, Raices Profundas and Oriki, which toured to France and Mexico. He was first solo dancer and choreographer with “Havana Nights”, one of the largest independently produced shows ever to leave Cuba, touring extensively throughout Mexico, Central Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Australia. Moro has worked as a dance teacher in Oslo, Stockholm and throughout Australia. He specialises in Afro-Cuban Dance, Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Salsa and Dominican Bachata.

In 2004, Moro established Buena Vista Dance, to teach Cuban Dance and promote Cuban culture in Australia. He has choreographed and performed in various shows, including Cuban Folkloric Company, World Salsa Congress, Afro-Cuban Express, and NZ Pacific Salsa Congress. In 2009 he also won the Sydney and Melbourne Bachata Championships, Professional Division with his partner Alegria. In 2009, Buena Vista Dance won the National Cubamemucho Salsa Rueda Competition in Melbourne, in which Moro choreographed, directed and performed. The group went on to represent Australia at the Cubamemucho 2010 World Rueda Championships in Munich, where they placed third. In 2009, 2010 and 2012 he and his partner won the Australian Bachata Championship. Moro has also been part of the Sydney Cuban Salsa Congress.

Moro teaches regularly in Sydney and runs workshops and performs in events throughout Australia. He is also part of the touring show Ay Pachanga!

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National Artist – El Moro