Marisol Blanco began studying folkloric Afro-Cuban dance when she was 8 years old. She studied dance (specializing in folkloric dance) at the prestigious Institute Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba and later was a dance teacher and choreographer at the Escuela Nacional de Arte. Marisol was also a dancer and percussionist with Obbini Bata, Cuba’s first all-female dance and percussion group, performing in Havana’s most famous venues.
In 2008, Marisol left Cuba for Miami, Florida and began teaching Afro-Cuban dance classes as well as performing with various groups as well as for TV shows like Cubana Television. She has performed with Miami’s most renowned folkloric music and dance groups Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban dance (led by Neri Torres) and Los Herederos, led by Philbert Armenteros, as well as for the Brazilian group Mano Santa. Marisol has also led workshops for national dance conferences including the National Salsa Congress and the National Zumba Convention.