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					                                  JASON GAUCI
                              Dancing Curriculum Vitae

                                     0414 636 826


Born and raised in Australia from a dancing family
Dancing since the age of 11
Competing in all three styles of Dancesport (Latin American, Ballroom and New
Vogue)
Excelled across all categories winning State and National Grade competitions in
Australia
Represented New South Wales (state of Australia) at the Australasian
Championships
-Ranked 3rd in the Australian Open Titles
Learnt primarily from top Australian Dancesport coaches of Adele Hyland and Tony
Gauci
(Tony is Jason's uncle who himself was 14 times Australian Champion and British Open
winner)
Enjoyed dancing roles in movies including Strictly Ballroom and Lantana
Performed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony

Apart from his competitive Dancesport experience, great talents in Salsa dancing

Dancing Salsa since 2000

Danced with Latin Motion Dance Academy under the teachings of Oliver Pineda
Oliver was 2001 IDO World Salsa Champion which he won at the prestigious event held
in Miami, USA
Latin Motion Dance Academy was selected as the performing group to represent
Australia at the 2002 West Coast Salsa Congress held in Los Angeles, USA

Danced with Latin Dance Australia in 2003 which is Australia's largest salsa dance
school. This was working along side Jaime Jesus who is one of Australia's most
regarded male salsa dancers.
Hong Kong 2004-2008

Moved to Hong Kong in early 2004
Represent Hong Kong in the Japan Salsa Congress in October 2004
Visited Salsa Congresses in both Miami and San Francisco , USA in November 2004.
Fortunate to learn from some of the world's top salsa dancer's on this trip including
Henry Herrara and SalsaBrava.
Involved in the 2004 Latin American Festival, LKF Latin Festival and Causeway
Bay Festival
Performed in the 2005 HK Salsa Festival with his dance partner, Janita Tsang, who is a
local Hong Kong lady who is very well known in the Hong Kong/Asia salsa scene.
JJ Salsa (Jason and Janita’s stage name) were the only HK couple to perform at this
international event.

JJ Salsa was very fortunate to be selected to perform in the largest salsa congress in
the world- the West Coast Salsa Congress 2005. JJ Salsa were the only dancers
performing from HK also.
During stay in LA he managed to take private lessons from some of the top salsa
instructors in Los Angeles
Many of these are regarded as currently the best in the world. Jason studied under Alex
Da Silva, Rodrigo Guzman, Laura Canellias, Josie Neglia, Al and Edie Espinoza
(Liquid Silver and Salsa Freak).
Became a qualified instructor under Laura Canellias "SalsaCardio" program. A
world famous teaching program that incorporates latin dance into a cardio workout.
Gained the prestigious teaching qualification certification under Al and Edie
Espinoza Salsa Teaching Program. This is currently one of the most highly regarded
salsa syllabus worldwide. Al and Edie have toured around the world teaching salsa and
have been to over 42 countries. Edie was recently voted Best International Instructor at
the World Salsa Festival in London.

In HK, performed with pop singer, Joyce Lee Live Concerts as her main latin dancer
Also main latin teacher to organise parades and performances for 2005 Lan Kwai Fong
Latin Festival
Selected as one of the adjudicator's to judge the 2005 HK Salsa Championship

Honoured to be invited as guest performer and instructor at the 1st Beijing Salsa
Festival in Oct 05. This is the first major Salsa Congress in China and very important to
be invited to this inaugural event
Also selected to be judge for the 1st Amateur Beijing Salsa Championship
Appeared on China CCTV through interview on the Festival
Selected to perform in 1st Philippines Salsa Congress in Dec 05

March 2006 completed his official teaching qualifications in both Latin and Ballroom to
be recognised as a member of the Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing
(FATD), one of Australia's most prestigious dance bodies.

April 06 travelled to India to teach in Mumbai and Delhi both salsa and Latin. The
emerging market of India was impressed by Jason's easy to follow Salsa syllabus and
found it very helpful to their early development.

June 06 Jason and Janita (JJ Salsa) represented HK at the Taiwanese Salsa Festival, one
of their many dance performances around Asia.

August 06, Jason was guest teacher at the Korean Salsa Festival with his very popular
latin cardio fitness class

September 06 Jason completed the prestigious international dance qualifications
through the Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) in the United Kingdom.
The qualification was both in Latin and Ballroom covering the 10 main dances. This is a
great achievement to have passed such a high sort after qualification.

Since attaining qualifications, Jason has been teaching and performing around Asia
during 2007.

Sydney 2008- to present

Member of Dancesport Australia and accredited as Coach Level 1 in both Standard
and Latin Style.

Dance performer in Australia’s East Coast Productions which is run by Olga
Bourtasova (Dancing With The Stars 2007)

Dance perfomer in Latin Prodigy which is run by Paul Green, World 10 Dance
Champion and current Dance Director of Dancing With The Stars 2008/9

Jason is qualified Level 1 Zumba Instructor. Course date 23 January 2010

Jason possesses natural energy, precision, passion and teaching flair that has made
him a very popular latin/ballroom/salsa/cardio/Zumba teacher.




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