Denmis Bain Savigne
Saturday, May 19, 2018
3pm: Afro-Cuban Dance
All levels, $15
4:30pm: Salsa Cuban-Style
Advanced Beginners* and up, $15
Motion Pacific Dance Studio
131 Front Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
*Please have experience in basic salsa moves, turns, and partner dancing (leading or following). This is not intended to be a intro class. If you have questions about your participation, please contact us.
Biography: Denmis Bain Savigne
Denmis Bain was born August 9th in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. He grew up always surrounded by love which helped to stimulate his passion for the arts. Denmis was taught at a young age that happiness comes from within and the importance to live life to the fullest. He has embraced this concept and strived to pass on his love for life and express his happiness through dance.
Denmis received the majority of his formal training in Cuba. He attended Regino Eladio Voti en Guantanamo, Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana and was a part of Conjuncto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba. He has expertise in afro cuban dance, folklore, ballet, jazz, modern dance, contemporary ballet, tap dance, hip hop, choreography and singing.
Denmis has choreographed for such people as, Kenny Ortega, Siegfried & Roy, Emilio Estefan, Manuel Mendive, Havana Nights Dance Company and the Latin Grammys. He has performed on “Don Francisco Presenta”, “Cosa Nostra” and with groups such as “Orichas”, “Calle 13”, “Los Van Van”, “Bamboleo”, “Pacho Alonso” and “Issac Delgado”.
Denmis is probably most known for his work with the Havana Nights Dance Company. He toured and performed in more than 16 different countries and was a lead dancer in about 450 performances of “Havana Nightclub – The Show”. The performances received standing ovations and outstanding reviews from critics and audiences all around. The tour ended in Las Vegas, Nevada with the intentions of returning back to Cuba afterwards. Political hostilities between the U.S. and Cuba landed all 53 performers in the middle of a dispute that forced them into making life changing decisions. In 2004 Denmis Bain was a part of the largest mass defection in the United States and the entire cast requested and were granted political asylum. Denmis has remained in the U.S. ever since, fulfilling his original goal of performing and touching the hearts of anyone he could.
Denmis’ vast life experience consisting of many struggles, triumphs and adversities, paired with his intense education, has formed a truly original performer. He also passes on his passion and knowledge through instruction. Denmis has taught in high schools, festivals, formal dance schools, classes in different countries and even to Cirque du Soleil dancers. Dennis is currently the owner of Cuban Rhythm and Rumba Dance Studio located in Vallejo, California. With a goal to show everyone how to feel and appreciate dance, Denmis Bain is sure to get into your heart and touch your soul.