Brandon Ayala is a talented dancer from Hillsboro, Oregon. He started dancing at the age of 10 and has since competed in multiple competitions. He made history as the youngest judge in the World Latin Dance Cup at the age of 18. He has also won the La Negra dance competition at 17 years old and has traveled the world to perform alongside his brother Benny and dance partner Michelle Morales.
Brandon is also an instructor at Lines Dance Academy, where he has helped create world champions and has become a sought-after choreographer for high-level dancers. He was trained by his parents and then by Omar Munoz, the director of Omambo Dance Company and a world champion. At the age of 15, he became a mentee of Adolfo Indacochea, and now he is a mentor himself to many students who are competing around the world.
Recently, Brandon and his team won the Mens Team division at the Euroson World Salsa Competition in 2022. With a wealth of experience and achievements, Brandon has established himself as a prominent figure in the dance world.
Hello everyone! I’m Anita, the director, and owner of Lines Dance Academy. I’m not just a passionate dancer, but also a proud mom, wife, and friend.
Dance has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been lucky enough to share my love for it with others for over 30 years.
With over 20 years of experience in salsa, I have a true appreciation for the art form and all that it has to offer. I believe in the power of dance to bring people together, lift people up, and inspire them to be their best selves. Latin dance is a fun and energetic style that is sure to get your heart racing, and I’m confident that you’ll love it just as much as I do. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just looking to try something new, I invite you to join us and experience the thrill of Latin dance for yourself.
At Lines Dance Academy, I strive to create a supportive and encouraging environment where everyone feels welcome. I want everyone who comes through our doors to feel like they’re part of a community, whether they’re here to dance, make new friends, or just have a good time.
With my guidance and the support of our amazing team, I’m confident that you’ll be on your way to becoming a pro in no time. So, come join us and let’s dance!
Bryant Ayala was raised in the vibrant city of Hillsboro, Oregon, where Latin music and dance played a central role in his upbringing. His parents owned the renowned Lines Dance Academy, where he took his first dance steps and developed a burning passion for salsa and bachata.
Driven by this newfound fire, Bryant set out on a journey to hone his skills, traveling the world to train under the best dance teachers and perfect his style of Latin dance. From Italy to Colombia, Spain to Mexico, Bryant sought out the most renowned instructors to bring their knowledge back to Hillsboro.
After years of dedicated training and hard work, Bryant began competing as a salsa soloist in some of the biggest dance competitions in the world, including Euroson Mexico, Las Vegas Salsa Congress, and the World Latin Dance Cup Miami. His relentless effort and talent earned him the title of 3-time world champion.
Today, Bryant is a teacher and Co-Director of Lines Dance Academy, where he shares his passion and expertise with students, directing dance teams for competitions and spectacular showcases.
Whether you’re an aspiring dancer or simply looking to learn some new moves, Bryant is the perfect guide for a journey through the electrifying world of Latin dance.
Kiri is a salsa performer and teaches bachata and salsa in and around Portland, OR. Kiri began dancing Salsa in St. Louis, MO and moved to Boston, MA in 2018 to train and perform with Volante directed by Michelle Garcia.
Kiri spent years training on the East Coast and specialized in New York style mambo on2, body movement, and styling. She moved to Portland, OR in 2021 and has had the pleasure of training and teaching alongside the Ayalas as she incorporates West Coast mambo into her own style.
Kiri has had the pleasure of performing nationally and internationally at congresses from Montreal to Washington, DC, and many places in-between. She has trained with Michelle & Julian of Boston, Chiara Tofani, Melany Mercedes, Andrew Avila, and many others.
Yana began her dance journey in Utah but moved to Mexico City in 2018 to pursue her passion. She underwent extensive training with Victor Burgos, a highly respected teacher, and was a member of his salsa team. Under his mentorship, Yana gained invaluable experience that prepared her for success.
Later, Yana joined the renowned Bachata Team known for their innovative choreography and dynamic performances. With the team, she achieved multiple victories in international competitions, such as Euroson Latino and Fusion Salsa Fest.
Yana has recently relocated to Oregon and has become a member of the Lines Dance Academy family. She is continuing her training in Salsa and Bachata to further improve her skills.