About the Nicolas Valiente Dance School

Meet Niko and Marisa

We are Niko and Marisa—partners in dance and life.

Salsa isn't just our lives and passion but also our way of being. We love to transmit this to our students and see how they are filled with this magnificent way of life.

In 2011 we fulfilled our life-long dream and opened our dance school, that also doubles as a latin disco at night.


View Niko & Marisa's CV

2014

June

Bailando con las estrellas James y Ola de Strictly Come Dancing (un programa muy conocido y famoso de baile en Reino Unido) para el Festival de Música ‘Liberation Guernsey’. Fue una experiencia increíble en un escenario enorme y con muy buena gente.!

2013

August

Campeonato Europea de Salsa y Bachata profesional donde hemos ganado las posiciones de subcampeones en las dos disciplinas. Y nuestros alumnos, Fran y Rebeca son los campeones de Salsa nivel amateur y subcampeones de Bachata nivel amateur!

June

Musical El Rey en el Teatro Ciudad de Marbellacon nuestros bailarines profesionales y la Escuela de NV. Hicimos un musical con bailes latinos, moderno, funky, ballet, danza del vientre, música en vivo y mágica con más de 300 espectadores.

January

Viaje a Cuba no solo de vacaciones, sino también para aprender AfroCubano y tener la experiencia de bailar en Cuba.

2012

December

Durante el año nos hemos concentrado en hacer de La Clave un lugar donde la gente pueda disfrutar del gran ambiente de la Salsa.

November

Artistas invitados al Congreso de Latin Explosion de Salsa y Kizomba en Pontins, Brean Sand, UK

May

Estreno de su nuevo musical “El Rey” con el Grupo de Nicolas Valiente (6 bailarines, 1 hora de shows)

2011

December

Bailando en el Palacio de Congresos, Marbella con los Tres Divos.

November

Inauguración de la apertura de su nuevo local;Salón de baile en Marbella “La Clave”.

September

Bailando en Vincci Hotel Elviria, Hotel Florida Fuengirola, Club la Costa Fuengirola, Hotel Guadalmina y fiestas privadas.

June

Finalistas del BachataStars 2011, campeonato de España, Madrid

May

Artistas invitados al Congreso de Salsa y Kizomba en Pontins, Pakefield, UK

April

Campeones (1º lugar) del Campeonato Oficial del Salsa Open Reino Unido y la Copa de Oro para el Show Latino - Bolton, Reino Unido

January

1º lugar (ganadores) en el show de Salsa en el Moliere Salsa Open – Malaga, España

2010

November

Los representantes de España en el Campeonato Mundial de Baile Latino alcanzar el 3º lugar en pasos libres de hombres, el 6º lugar en Show Latino y 7º lugar en Merengue - Liberec, República Checa

September

Clase, animaciones y show con 160 personas, Hotel Don Pepe, Marbella

August

Clase y show en el congreso Latinfest 2010, Londres, Inglaterra

Shows y animaciones, Restaurante Cancha 2, Sotogrande

Particantes en Gente con Arte

August

Shows y animaciones, Vincci Hotel, Marbella (todos los sábados)

June

Finalistas del Bachata Stars 2010, campeonato de España, Cadíz

Segundo puesto en el Concurso Mayan 2010, Málaga

May

Organizadores de la segunda Fiesta en el Castillo de Monda

2009

December

Organizadores de la Fiesta Latino en el Castillo de Monda

September

Representantes de España en el World Latin Dance Championships, Izmir, Turquía


We have been giving dance classes in Marbella for more than 10 years.

We offer the most professional and fun dance classes in Marbella - Cross Body Salsa, Cuban Salsa, Bachata, ChaCha, Kizomba, Tango, Ballet/jazz. We are a young couple that love to show and teach our talent.

Look at our dance classes schedule and come and try your first class for free, or contact us for more information.


The Teachers

Nicolas Valiente

Niko has salsa in his blood. He has danced all over the world and achieved high positions in worldwide dance competitions and then returned to Marbella to follow his dream: open his very own dance school.

Marisa Cano

She has her personalised style. She comes from a background of ballet and started dancing salsa when she met Niko, achieving a very high level in very little time. She is the "Organiser" of the NV School.


Inma Cozar Torres
Belly Dance

Inma is our belly dance teacher and also the most sensual in the school! She has been dancing now for nearly 13 years and is considered as one of the best dancers in Andalucia and is recognized nationally. She is regularly invited as a special guest to various events and dance festivals.

She was chosen to form part of two of the most well recognized and prestigious dance groups in Spain.

Creator and Director of her own dance festival: MARBELLA ORIENTAL

Santiago Jaunsolo
Argentine Tango

He was raised in a family where Tango played a big part. He has travelled the world (Europe and Asia) sharing his knowledge of the different Tango styles. He formed the “Marbella Tango Club” & students love his calm & clear way of teaching.


Silvana Pitti
Zumba

Silvana is Italian and has spent 20 years in theatre, mime theatre, starting in Venice and continuing in Paris, where she was Director of her own theatre for 10 years. She has travelled over the world with her shows participating in festivals and international events. She has been a Zumba instructor for 7 years.