Alex Morel & Desiree Godsell

Artist Profile

Alex Morel, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and raised in Paterson, NJ. Alex Morel is known for his musical style and flavor on the dance floor. He admits to always identifying with music of all genres. In 2005, Alex began Salsa lessons with renowned instructor, choreographer, and director of Caribbean Soul Dance Co. Ismael Otero – also known as the “Million Moves Man.” With the help of both instructors and Ismael Otero and Shani Talmor, Alex was able to grow both musically and technically. Alex’s dancing soon evolved and he would take moves he learned and hone them to match his own style. Today, Alex is known for his charisma both on stage and on the dance floor. His Salsa style can be described as fun, playful and energetic. Fast and unique footwork paired with intricate and unconventional turn patterns result in a very entertaining experience to witness. Alex is also known for his unique and creative touch of traditional yet stylish Bachata. His “Bachata Killer Moves DVD” has received excellent reviews and has now been sold in countries all over the globe. He has been teaching workshops and performing in countries such as Germany, Portugual, Israel, and Puerto Rico among others. Alex has also choreographed for several dancers and dance teams and even choreographed for recording artist Anayka. Alex hopes to motivate and inspire the world through his passion for dance.

Desiree Godsell, born and raised in Houston, Texas, graduated from the High School of Performing and Visual Arts which laid the foundation for her life in performing arts. From there she received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Once moving to NYC she began choreographing and dancing for the Atlantic recording artist Santigold touring all over the world, and has continued to do so for the last 6yrs. Desiree began her Salsa career straight at the top, partnering with the “Mambo King” himself Eddie Torres. Since then she’s danced with Griselle Ponce, Jersey’s Finest, Sekou McMiller, Maria Torres, Andy Cruz, Caribbean Soul, starred in LaMambopera off Broadway, on Telefutura’s “Quiero Ser Estrella”, and was a Salsa coach on two separate MTV MADE episodes! She’s been on David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brian, Jules Holland, and Stephen Colbert and been a part of many international and American music festivals and dance congresses. She’s currently dancing with Alex Morel, and working with her own company the Godsell Dance Collective in New York City. Her last work for GDC, “MAMBO MAMBO” was received with rave reviews by the New York Times.

Alex and Desiree have teamed up to bring exciting and powerful showcases to the stage. The chemistry between them is a pleasure to witness. Their combined energy makes for an explosive performance which they are eager to share with dancers from all over the world. They intend on sharing their knowledge and passion for dance with the globe!

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Artist Details

 

Country

USA/Cuba

City

NJ / Brooklyn

Style

Traditional Bachata