Vivio (Isbert Ramos):
At 11 he joined the coveted National School of Arts ‘ENA’ in Havana, Cuba. Over 7 years he studied many forms of Performing Arts, International & National Folklore including (Salsa, Mambo, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Conga, Mozambique, Pilon, Yoruba & Congo) Ballet, Jazz, Rhythm, Composition & Choreography with Contemporary & Modern Techniques including Gymnastics, Acting, Music & Painting. He graduated with honours and as ‘Top Student of the Year’ with National 1st prizes in both Modern and Contemporary Dance.
He danced for Ballet de Camaguey for 3 years before joining the National Company Contemporary Dance of Cuba reaching the level of ‘First Dancer’ for 14 years while they performed all over the world.
Vivio joined the dance musical Lady Salsa where he was commissioned to completely re-work the show. Vivio and his then partner, Greydis Montero Liranza, proudly toured the globe as the Principal Dancers & Choreographers, bringing with them a vast knowledge and experience to New Zealand where they set up The Cuban Groove.