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Mori Granot-Sanchez

Owner, Choreographer & Lead Instructor of RILD

Mori Granot-Sanchez (she/her/hers), based in Rhode Island, is the founder and director of Rhode Island Latin Dance, a dance school she started in 2012.
In 2017 she launched her professional dance team, RILD-Synergy.

Through her community work, Mori teaches weekly salsa classes at In Your Skin Studio, at the Brown University Salsa Club and directs their performance team Alma Salsera.  She ran various after school dance programs and art credit-eligible dance classes for inner-city youth in high schools throughout the state.

She currently teaches at Bradley Hospital for the Healing Arts Program, where she provides a creative and therapeutic dance outlet to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of young patients.

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.
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 & performing nationally and internationally with Masacote Dance Company.

She also performed with MasaWomen's Troup, performed and Co-directed Masa2.
Currently, Mori teaches and performs with her own Dance Company and collaborates with different artists for various dance projects.
In her most recent collaborations, Mori performed with Ana Tinajero at the Kennedy Center in DC, Cuba & The Queer Afro Latin Dance Festival in CA.

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 and that 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.

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Henry Rodriguez (He/Him/His) has been training with RILD since 2015 .

in 2017, he started professionally performing with

RILD Dance Company Synergy .

In 2018, he started teaching, and in 2021, he became RILD principle dancer and lead Instructor along side Mori Granot-Sanchez.

Henry professional dance training also includes

Masa2, Masacote Dance Co. and Querencia Dance Company.      
Henry, originating from the Dominican Republic, grew up loving his Latin heritage, where he developed his deep passion for Latin dance and music.

Henry fell in love with performing while he was a freshman in high school, where he trained in afterschool programs that focused on folkloric dances from around the world and was exposed to different types of dance styles including salsa, bachata, merengue, and hip-hop.

In college, his love for dance grew even more. As an active member of URI's dance team, eXposure, Henry was able to share his passion throughout the years through teaching and choreographing numerous pieces.

He has been performing nationally and internationally (USA, Canada & DR...)  and has been teaching Bachata classes, workshops & Choreograph Quinceaneras.

Henry's aspiration is to spread his love for Latin Dance by sharing his knowledge and creating inclusive spaces where people can express themselves as they are.

Henry Rodriguez

Instructor & Principle Dancer of RILD

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