MEET OUR TEAM
GENE & BERSY
Eugene and Robersy first became dance partners in 2019 while both being part of Sakoso Dance Team in Jacksonville, FL. Together, they’ve traveled around the USA and trained under many artists. They love social dancing, performing, and teaching. Over the years, they have become partners in life and welcomed their first child in 2020. They are so excited to be able to provide a safe and nurturing space for dancers to learn. Eugene & Robersy are committed to continue their training alongside their students to maintain and honor a growth mindset within Malémbe.
Robersy has been dancing for over 16 years. She has studied various styles of dance, but she has strongest training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary. Robersy is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is also a Certified Instructor of the Progressing Ballet Technique. Robersy’s Latin dance journey started in 2017, when she began training and performing with La Fuerza Jacksonville, a NY style bachata franchise. She’s studied under well established dance instructors around the country while attending many dance festivals and congresses.
In 2018, she began her Salsa on2 training with Tumbao Latin Dance Company and co-directed Sakoso Dance Team the following year. Robersy has taught for several years and choreographed a multitude of award winning pieces. When she’s not in the studio, Robersy enjoys spending time with her two year old son, Liam, and sweating it out at Hot Yoga. She recently wrapped up the last season of her Sakoso Ladies Team and is so excited to launch Malémbe Dance Company, where she hopes to continue to inspire dancers and share her knowledge.
ROBERSY AVILA ROMERO
Eugene Holley was born in The Territory of Guam, but was raised in Jacksonville, FL. Eugene has trained in various dance styles such as Bachata, Cha-Cha, Jazz, Salsa, and Zouk, but his favorite style to teach is Salsa. He began his dance journey in 2005 when he became part of Corazón Dancers at Florida State University. While there, Eugene developed his passion for teaching and performing. Training with such a diverse student organization allowed Eugene to develop the ability to teach, direct, and choreograph with a myriad of dancers. Eugene also had the opportunity to attend a multitude of dance workshops, festivals, and congresses where he was able to build a repertoire of knowledge from several of his dance heroes.
During his stay in Tallahassee, Eugene was also part of Tallahassee Salsa Dancers for a few seasons. After graduating college, he moved back to his hometown and continued training and performing with Tumbao Dance Company and Sakoso Dance Team. Post COVID, Eugene focused on career development and welcomed his first child, Liam. Besides being on the stage and social dancing everywhere he goes, Eugene enjoys photography, video games, and nature. Eugene is very excited to return to the dance scene to share over 15 years of experience and is looking forward to building a strong group of dancers.