Frederic (Freddy) Angus began his training with his sister when he was just 8 years old. He started dancing and performing at school and community events, and has been hooked ever since. While in college, Frederic began teaching some friends and the group quickly grew to over 50 people. He has continued his training with notable artists (listed below), and is regularly asked to teach, perform, and DJ at Congresses all around the country.
In 2011, Frederic partnered with Ivana Adler to create Salsannati with the intent to share the love for Latin Dance around the Tri State area. The belief is that through dance, we can express joy, personality, and the unique connections made possible by the language of the body. Salsannati is the perfect home for both the recreational and serious dancer. They provide multi-level instruction to meet all needs and levels of interest. Since its inception, they have focused on dancer development & passion, musicality, strong technique, and drive for excellence; shown in the accomplishments below:
Sekou Miller (Afro Latin Jazz, NY)
Alexis Zanetti (Afro Cuban Neo Contemporary Movement, Houston)
Rodrigo Cortazar (Mambo, Miami)
Selen and Yosvany (Afro Cuban, Louisville)
Angel Martinez (Mambo, Chicago)
Nelida Tirado (Flamenco, NY)
Eddie Torres (Mambo, NY)
Herrera (Flamenco, Denver)
Jonathan Rodriguez (LA Style Salsa, Dallas)
Katie Seamans (Mambo, Dallas)
Salsa Kings (Casino, Miami)
Salsa Craze (Casino/On1, Miami)
Alex Bowden Angus
Alex (Ally) Bowden Angus has a classical dance background, starting at the age of 3. She used to watch her sister in class and was desperate to join...and the rest was history! She grew up dancing everything from ballet, tap, jazz, and modern to hip hop, Irish Step, and African.
Alex was awarded multiple prestigious titles through the Royal Academy of Dance in London and even spent a summer dancing at the famous Joffrey Ballet School in NYC on scholarship. She began her teaching career as a student teacher at the age of 10. Additionally, she worked with dance therapy for special needs children which became an ongoing passion. After attending Ohio State University's top dance program, majoring in Performance, Dance Education, and Choreography, she went on to dance professionally for a brief period of time in Europe, Baltimore, and New York. Additionally she built dance therapy programs through ARC and the League for People with Disabilities, and taught various forms of dance to children and adults from public/private schools and colleges, to private studios and ballroom studios.
Upon discovering Salsa later in life, Alex fell in love...both literally and figuratively! She immersed herself in learning all she could, married the owner of the studio Frederic Angus, and continued training to become a dancer and teacher in this glorious art form! They share their passion for salsa, teaching, building a welcoming and diverse community, and two beautiful young kids!
"Salsannati is the best place to take Salsa classes in the Cincinnati area! From beginner to advance, there is always something new to learn with Salsannati! The instructors and team members create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone!"
Ricky Williams Jr. (RJ) has been dancing since the fall of 2017, exclusively with Salsannati. He started dancing Salsa as a new hobby and fell in love with it. Inspired by the saying "you don’t truly understand something until you have to teach it," Ricky now teaches every week and is dedicated to better himself in the craft and spread the joy that Salsa has brought to him.
Ricky loves to travel to Salsa and Bachata Congresses around the country - from San Francisco to Chicago to Miami. When he's not dancing, Ricky plays saxophone professionally from jazz clubs to weddings.
Julia Glenn started dancing with Salsannati in January 2019 and had so much fun she hasn't stopped coming back since then! Julia enjoys dancing as a hobby because it includes creative expression, challenges to learn more, and most of all, a welcoming community. Julia helps manage Salsannati's social media, website, and check-in at the studio!
Outside of the studio, Julia works at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and is passionate about conservation biogeography. She enjoys fitness boxing, yoga, food and beer.