Born to Dance
Born and raised in Lyon, France, and fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, Anne-Marie has her degree in Molecular Physics and Lasers and in Applied Physics. Already a seasoned world traveler, Anne-Marie traveled to Santiago de Cuba in 2000 for scuba diving and there she found her first opportunity to sample the excitement of salsa. Upon her return to Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked as an Applied Physicist at CERN, her study of salsa began in earnest. Trained there mainly in Cuban, but also Puerto Rican, and Casino Rueda styles, Anne-Marie quickly became a devotee, often dancing till 3AM many nights weekly.
In 2001, a job relocation as a Materials Scientist to Jefferson Lab in Newport News, Virginia afforded Anne-Marie an opportunity to work with Ashton Feliciano in Salsa Rueda. She joined the Richmond Rueda Team, and began performing in exhibitions and demos for USA Dance, showcases at The Dance Space, demos at clubs across Hampton Roads, as well as exhibitions in New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Mastering Her Style