Uriel Garcia and Vera Rowe are seven time World Salsa, Bachata and Hustle Champions. Since the beginning of their partnership in 2012, they have traveled all over the U.S. as well as internationally to teach, perform, and compete in places such as Canada, Spain, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong and China.
Vera Rowe was born in New York City and graduated from LaGuardia High School of The Performing Arts as a dance major. Aside from being a dancer she was also a USA gymnast for 20 years and competed for Penn State University as a NCAA Division I athlete. Vera holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Boston University.
Uriel Garcia was born in The Dominican Republic and came to the USA when he was six years old. He was a competitive athlete in sports such as football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and track and field. Uriel grew up dancing various forms of Latin dance however, he started dancing salsa at the age of 20 and was trained by his older brother, Darlin Garcia.
Their most recent accomplishments include becoming The 2015 World Cabaret Salsa Summit Champions, The 2015 World Cabaret Bachata Summit Champions, The 2015 World Hustle Champions and The 2014 World Bachata Masters Champions. They have also been finalists at The 2012 World Latin Dance Cup, The 2013 Puerto Rico World Salsa Open and The 2013 Hong Kong World Salsa Championships.
Uriel and Vera currently reside in North Miami, Florida, USA where they run their school, UV Latin Dance Academy.