Gabriela Gonzales: Meet the 12-year-old Salsa Dancing World Champion


Born and raised in Denver, Gabriela Gonzales is a 7th-grade student at Colorado Academy and a world champion salsa dancer. She attends dance classes and rehearses at Colorado New Style in Denver to prepare to compete around the world. After placing in her first and second tries, she won first place in her division at the World Salsa Summit in January. She also volunteers at the studio to help teach even younger aspiring salsa dancers.

Gabriela, her mom, Claudia, and dance instructor, Kathryn Warshaw, discussed Gabriela’s love of the art and the importance of keeping Latin dance and culture alive with the #IAmDenver team.