Cafecito Podcast Series | Episode 1: Featuring Ana Masacote

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In our very first podcast episode, we speak about entrepreneurship, following one’s passion, starting and sustaining a professional dance career, self-care, and social justice with International Salsa Dancer, Instructor, and Choreographer, Ana Masacote.

Music: “Struggle” by Joel Masacote & Ritmo Masacote. Song composed and arranged by Joel Masacote. Produced by Masacote Entertainment.

Photographer: Carven Boursiqout


Ana Masacote, an international ambassador of Latin dance and music, has more than 20 years of experience as an instructor, dancer, and choreographer. She has loved dancing since childhood, and she began her formal dance training with folkloric dance at age 5 and Salsa at age 15. Ana was profiled in La Voz del Mambo Magazine as “The Future of Mambo,” in Cuerpo Magazine, and the Dallas Morning Newspaper; she has been a judge and guest of honor at salsa competitions and festivals worldwide. She believes that through dance, we can break down cultural barriers while we learn to better understand ourselves, and each other. Ana holds a BS in Management Science from MIT in Cambridge. She co-founded Masacote Entertainment with Joel Masacote in 2003 and has since spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries across 5 continents. The company has received the 2009 Boston Dance Alliance R&R Fellowship, the 2014 SBA Minority-Owned Business of the Year award. Ana was also a recipient of the 2015 New England Salsa Music Award for lifetime achievement in dance and is an alumna of the 2015 Goldman Sachs 10KSB National Program.

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