Instructor - Dianne Losasso, aka Dahlia

Dianne's passion for dance began at age 13 with formal training in Modern Dance. Continuing into High School, she studied Classical Ballet required as a competitive gymnast. Her desire for dance lessons continued through college and beyond with studies in Modern, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Flamenco and Belly Dance. Extensive studies followed in many aspects of Middle Eastern Dances including folkloric Persian, Saudi and Saidi styles. This led to her career as a professional Egyptian Cabaret Style Belly Dancer, earning her living entirely from performances for many years in top night clubs and restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, internationally in Cannes, France, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Athens, Greece, Seville, Spain and Cancun, Mexico. In 1989, Dianne, aka Dahlia (stage name) began teaching Middle Eastern Dance Arts. Soon after, she became a performing member of the renowned AVAZ International Dance Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles.

In 1992, Dianne expanded her studies to include Salsa, West Coast Swing, Ballroom and Latin Ballroom. In 1998, she returned to her home city, Denver, and began an extensive teachers training program at Karen Lee Dance International and performance training as a member of Karen Lee Dance Theatre. Her studies included training with top internationally famous artists of Argentine Tango: Carlos Gavito, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and Daniel Trenner. Also, Salsa sensation Philippe Polanco and top West Coast Swing Champions: Manny Viarrial, Tatiana Mollen, Jordan Frisbee

and many others. She attended a week long Dance Vision Intensive in Las Vegas studying with many ballroom champions including Ron Montez. 

From 2003 to 2009, Dianne owned, managed and taught at her own studio, Dance Fusion International, in Denver.  Dance Fusion International is now operating out her Lakewood home studio and the Lakewood Cultural Center. Group classes are taught at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Private and semi private lessons are offered in Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Belly Dance.

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