Laura Flores was born to dance and perform. Laura is a salsa dancer and instructor with 12 years of experience. Her salsa dance career started with Taino Dance Company, under the direction of Paulina Rodriguez, where she first learned her On2 Salsa basic. From there, Laura went on to being a principal dancer with Descarga Caribe, under the direction of Sekou McMiller.
Over the years, Laura has Co-Owned Mixed Motion Art Dance Academy, voted “Best Dance Studio” by the Chicago Reader. She also co-directed the MMA Dance Company which competed at events such as the Salsa Summit and the Ultimate Latin Dance Championship, and is currently 5 time Salsa Champion. Alongside her dance partner, Laura has choreographed a Latin piece entitled, Sabroso, for the prestigious jazz company, Giordano Dance Chicago.
Recently, Laura has had the amazing opportunity to train with world re-known, Yamulee Dance Company, in the boogie down Bronx for 18 months. An absolute dream come true! She is also a partner of a ladies duo with Jillian Bruno, which has debuted in New York City. Now, Laura has ventured off to start a new chapter of her dance career as Founder and Owner of La Mecca Dance Chicago as well as Director of Fenix Dance Company.