Meet Us

Nadia Ouhib
Founder, President and Instructor


Originally from Parkland, FL, Nadia now studies Biomedical Engineering in the BU College of Engineering class of 2011. Nadia founded the Boston Salsa University with the intention of sharing her passion and excitement for the latin dances with her peers. She has been dancing salsa since 2007, and currently dances on the Rumba Y Timbal Student Team. Off of the dance floor, Nadia is very involved with several community service efforts and enjoys a number of outdoor sports and activities.

Steve Leman

Stephanie Marie Ramones
Vice President


Raised in Miami, FL and born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Stephanie is now studying Philosophy and Psychology in BU’s College of Arts and Sciences class of 2010. She grew up surrounded by a strong latin community and has been dancing Salsa, Merengue and Bachata since she was young and has been dancing ballroom since 2007. Stephanie is also involved with community service and other activities on campus. She is also a certified Master Neurostrategist and Hypnotherapist.

Andrea Chong



Andrea is from Valley Stream, NY and is a business student in BU School of Management class of 2011. She loves dancing and is part of the BU Ballroom Dancing Club. She has always loved salsa because of her Peruvian background. Andrea hopes to help others learn and enjoy salsa as much as she does. Aside from dancing, she enjoys origami and badminton.

Julia Cennamo


Julia, a Boston native, majors in Latin American Studies and Spanish. She spent a summer in Santa Ana, Costa Rica to improve her Spanish. It was there she discovered her love for Salsa. Club dances have been on the backburner during Julia’s first semester as she competes with the BU Ballroom Club. In her spare time Julia enjoys traveling and watching baseball.

Mandy Chan


Straight out of Boston, Mandy is currently an East Asian Studies major in the College of Arts and Science class of 2011. She fell in love with dance and music at a very young age and has studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Break dancing, and Piano for over 10 years. Although she has not actively learned Salsa, Mandy has a deep appreciation for it and does have a few moves or two up her sleeve. Despite her love of dance Mandy’s other passion, Ultimate Frisbee, runs her life and you are therefore more likely to find her outside with grass stains and a disc in hand than inside a dance studio. However, that doesn’t stop her from dancing on the sidelines at Ultimate tournaments.

Stephanie Santana


Since the days of old-fashioned camera- film, Stephanie has had a passion for photography. She grew up in Queens, NY, developing a taste for dancing cumbia, bachata and salsa. She thus sees no better way than to combine her love for photography with taking pictures of people enjoying learning to dance. She is currently studying anthropology and journalism class of 2010. Stephanie is also a photographer for the Bostonian, BU’s yearbook and a member of BU’s American Civil Liberties Union.

Monica Castillo


Fresh out of Tampa, FL, Monica is studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in BU’s College of Arts and Sciences class of 2012. Growing up in a large Cuban family made it mandatory to learn Salsa, and it remains her favorite form of dancing. Through the years, she has learned many other various types of dance from classical ballet to most recently, ballroom. Monica has been a photographer, both professionally and recreationally, for almost four years. She is also quite involved on campus with various student organizations and looks forward to many evenings filled with dancing.

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