Who We Are
RI Latin Dance is a dance school located in Providence, RI that specializes in teaching Latin Style Dance, with a primary focus in NY Style Salsa On2, Bachata, Cha Cha and more!
The Mission of RI Latin Dance is to foster a dance community that will enrich the lives of people of all ages by providing education in dance. We aim to provide an environment that is a safe space for everyone and free of judgement.
Owner and Lead Instructor of RI Latin Dance
Mori Granot-Sanchez is the Founder & Director of Rhode Island Latin Dance, a dance school in RI established in 2012. In 2017, she started her professional dance team RILD-Synergy.
Through her community work, Mori teaches weekly salsa classes at the Brown University Salsa Club and directs their performance team Alma Salsera. Mori also runs various afterschool dance programs and art credit-eligible dance classes for inner-city youth in high schools throughout the State.
Mori began dancing at the age of five in Haifa, Israel, delving into Israeli folk, jazz, modern and ballet. She began dancing salsa at age seventeen. Her travels led her to the U.S. in 2006, where she would later pursue her love of salsa and embark on her professional dance career.
In 2008, Mori started dancing and performing in RI with Mambo Pa-Ti. In 2011, she started training and working with Masacote Entertainment and participated in a Dance & Music research in Cuba and Puerto Rico through Meta-Movements Dance Co. In 2017, Mori started teaching and performing with Masacote Dance Company. (MasaWomen's Troup, Masa2 and Masacote Dance co.) Currently, Mori teaches and performs with her own Dance Company and collaborates with different artists for various dance projects.
Mori is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and performer who focuses on salsa as a teaching tool for self-development and to further inclusivity.
For Mori, life is a never-ending cycle of lessons – she believes each day should be lived to better one’s self. For Mori, personal enrichment means nothing unless one can bring the best out of fellow dancers and improve the dance community by creating a safe, non-judgmental space for people of all races, genders and backgrounds to come together and dance.