The Liz Lira Dance Academy & Boutique

Liz Lira Dance Academy promotes the institution of Latin Dance worldwide while teaching a bolder, more passionate level of expression through music. The Liz Lira Dance Academy strives to further the awareness of Salsa and Latin culture. LLDA is one of the world's most unique dance companies focusing on the Liz Lira Method of dance.

Liz Lira Dance Academy opens its door to dancers with a passion for the art. The Academy provides dancers who have never trained or performed with the opportunity to be part of a company, work with elite professionals, travel, compete, and be part of a unique experience. 

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Liz Lira

Founder + CEO

Liz's mission is use the power of Latin Dance to transform lives on and off the Dance Floor! Liz Lira is a 25-time World Champion Latin Dancer, award-winning choreographer, Grammy’s featured artist, empowerment coach, and inspirational speaker, who's transformed millions of lives on and off the dance floor. She is also the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book, The Life-Changing Power of Latin Dance. What really sets Liz apart is her Liz Lira Method; an integrative and unique dance training program and process that combines Latin styling, ballet, and partnering dance technique with spirituality, connection, and empowerment. 

OUR TEAM

Liz Lira Dance Academy is proud to host some of the best teachers in Los Angeles in styles including Salsa, Bachata, Burlesque, Zouk, and Urban Kiz

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Henry Salazar

Salsa + Bachata

Henry Salazar is a professional traveling salsa dancer and the founder of The Artwork Dance Academy. He has been dancing for 8 years and has been exposed to various dance genres throughout his dancing career. Henry is currently sponsored by World Dance Apparel and has had the privilege of being a 2x World Latin Dance Cup Salsa Soloist Champion.

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Zweli Barton

Salsa + Bachata

Zweli Barton is a Los Angeles based world champion dancer, professional choreographer, dance instructor and dance coach. He specializes in salsa and bachata, is crosstrained in a multitude of other styles and seeks to build a greater sense of community via dance. He eagerly wants to provide opportunities for individual growth both as a dancer and as a person. He can't wait to share his knowledge and learn from each and every student.

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Orlan Mat

Zouk Fusion 

Orlan Mat is an American Dance Instructor and DJ. He has trained under big-name legends in New York Style on2 and Cuban Casino Style Salsa such as Luis Vazquez, Erodys Borrero, Mouaze Konate, and the legendary Eddie Torres. In Los Angles, Orlan pioneered the introduction of the fusion dance Modern Zouk NeoZouk-RnB, which he blended with Kizomba and Bachata styling.

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Devon Katrina

Salsa + Burlesque

Devon Katrina is a Latin dance star and singer-songwriter. She has studied dance around the world for the past 15 years. Her love of Afro-Latin dance and music exemplified her unique style of dance fusion. She has danced in music videos for esteemed artists such as: CNCO, Jon Z, Pee Wee (from Cumbia Kings) Happy Singh, and Midnight sister. Devon traveled to Toronto, Canada with her partner Orlan Mat to perform their Kizomba/Zouk fusion choreography, and she premiered her debut single Gitana, at the Toronto Bachata, Kizomba, Salsa, festival. As an all-around musician Devon uses her unique ear to write and perform her fusion of Afro-Latin music from around the world.

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Greg Park

Salsa

A forever student of dance and a lover of Latin music & rhythms, Gregory started his journey with LA-style on1 salsa.  With his unique methodical approach, he’s able to breakdown techniques & patterns into an easy-to-follow digestible format every Saturday at 1pm.

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Ruxanda Calistru

Ladies Styling

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Location and contact info 

Location and Parking

The Liz Lira Dance Academy & Boutique is located at 3500 Overland Avenue in Los Angeles. We offer free parking in the front and back lots of the building, and plenty of street parking can be found in the surrounding area. We also offer complementary valet parking from Tuesday to Saturday, 3pm - 10pm for our students. 

 

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 10am - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-12am

Rentals and private lessons by appointment only 

Phone: 818 929 5472

Email: liz@lizlira.com