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. 

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Michi Matsukura is a resident instructor at Liz Lira Dance Academy. She teaches beginner & Intermediate Salsa & Bachata classes at the Academy. Michi is a certified salsa instructor by Liz Lira Dance Academy. 

Her beginner & intermediate salsa classes are taught to follow the Liz Lira method, focusing on technicality and developing proper body movement in dance. 

Michi is also certified Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, Samba, and West Coast Swing teacher. 

Michi is a fan favorite at Liz Lira Dance Academy. Beloved by her students, she is passionate about teaching and delivering her ultimate best instruction to keep our students coming back every week. Michi's passion for dance and uplifting spirit is why Liz Lira Dance Academy is proud to have her as an instructor.