about Marcela


dance instructor

Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, Marcela Lay grew up dancing all types of Latin dances but SALSA has been her passion since she was 5 years old. Marcela moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2004 to start teaching dance. She is a recognized Salsa instructor at Salsaville Dance Studios where she has been teaching for over 17 years in the Boulder/Denver area. She has performed for the Boulder Arts Outdoors and has performed for many Salsa Congresses throughout the United States. In addition to being the event producer of ‘Havana Nights”, Marcela organizes workshops and events for local artists and dancers. Being one of the judges at ‘Dancing with the Boulder Stars” (2018), and teaching events like “Match.com” is what makes Marcela’s heart beat!

Thousands of students have taken classes with Marcela and learned to develop confidence on the dance floor. Learn SALSA and overcome the fear of dancing, experience connection through movement, and meet new friends.

Discover the joy of SALSA dancing with Marcela!

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