Dreyser Garcia has been dancing since the age of 12 and has studied all Cuban rhythms as well as Afro-Cuban dance. He began his professional dance career in 2002 in Havana, Cuba. As part dance company The American Theatre, he performed regularly in theatres, nightclubs and on television. In 2006, he traveled to Italy to teach and perform at the Salsa World Festival. He has also taught and performed in Ecuador and Nicaragua. In 2008, Dreyser began working for a hotel in Cayo Largo Del Sur, Cuba, performing 14 different shows each week and teaching Cuban dance styles daily. In 2013, he moved to Toronto and taught Afro-Cuban rhythms, Cuban Salsa/Casino Rueda, and Bachata at Steps Dance Studio until March 2017. With the students of Steps Dance Studio, Dreyser choreographed a Casino Rueda routine which was performed at the Toronto Salsa Congress in 2015. For the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, he choreographed and performed Salsa and Afro-Cuban styles. He had the opportunity to be filmed dancing the Waltz in television series 11.22.63 starring James Franco (2015). Dance is Dreyser's passion, and he aims to share that with his students at Drey Dance Academy.
Trudy Lee Gayle
Trudy Lee Gayle works nationally in both recorded and live media. Some stage credits include: MAMMA MIA!, Shrek The Musical, The Wedding Singer, Hairspray, and The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God for which she is a Montreal English Theatre Awards winner. Hailing from Toronto, some past local works include, Gimme One Riddim and Legends of Motown. She is also currently a vocalist and writer for the Toronto based reggae band, Feeling The One Drop. Trudy Lee (TL) holds a BFA Honours degree in Dance from York University in TO where she credits her love of Casino and Cuban rhythms to her ﬁrst Cuban teacher, Sarita Levya. She also completed an Independent Study Program at The Ailey School in New York, NY and is a barre ﬁtness instructor. As a choreographer she has set works for schools within the TDSB & DCDSB, SPLASH - Pride 2016 at the Palais Royale and My City My Six (2017), at Toronto City Hall. TL also teaches classes in latin & ballroom, ladies’ styling, salsa, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and Afro-fusion based movement.
Heymer Alvarado started his dance career in Venezuela at the age of sixteen with the style of Cuban salsa in the Rumbero Academy, where he specialized in Cuban genres.
He then studied at the Musa School in the styles of jazz, hip hop, commercial dance and contemporary. Five years later Heymer moved to Canada where he became part of the Cadence Academy with which he has taught and presented around the world in various dance styles such as bachata, salsa, and dancehall. He then began working in the style of mambo with the Araguacu Latin Dance Company. Now, Heymar brings his talent, knowledge and good energy to Drey Dance Academy.