Niss combined his love of dancing and people to become a Ballroom dance Instructor in 1994 for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Bethesda, Maryland. Proficient in both smooth and rhythm dance styles, he keeps his professional training current and innovative. He has trained, choreographed, and participated in local and national showcases with top professionals in the dance industry. Niss was a part of several dance teams and is now the director and a choreographer for the SalsaNow Performance Team. He is one of the most respected and favored instructors in the Baltimore area, as well as a preferred instructor for Johns Hopkins University's Hopkins Dance Club and Goucher College's Salsa Club. He is often invited by colleagues to teach and also is asked to participate in some of the city's most notable events and community fundraisers. As part of Dancing with Grace Productions, Niss was a lead latin dance instructor for 3 years. A co-founder of SalsaNow he continues teaching dance with an emphasis on technique and style. While having the natural talent for dancing, he also has a rare ability to clarify and break down the most complicated of steps for any student. Currently working as an IT Manager for a large international company, Niss is a loving husband and a devoted father to two daughters. He has a friendly, sincere and magnetic personality that people love, and has the knowledge and teaching style that appeals to students with instruction they can understand and follow easily. Students like his patience and compassion, and can look forward to a fun class while drawing from his vast experience in many forms of club and social dance (Salsa, Hustle, Rueda, Cha Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Fox-Trot, Tango, Quickstep, Swing/Jive, West Coast Swing, Rumba, Mambo, Samba, Kizomba).
Niss Albaig of SalsaNow is the current instructor for the Goucher College Salsa Club at Goucher College and Hopkins Dance at Johns Hopkins University.
Daniel is studying Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University with a plan to go to medical school and pursue a clinical career in emergency medicine. Born in Lima, Peru he moved to the U.S at the age of 10. Self-taught musician since very young. He plays drums, Latin percussion, guitars, and keyboard. Daniel started dancing at the age of 18 when in college, and is now well versed in many styles of ballroom and Latin dance. He is a captain of the Latin dance team at JHU, Baila!, and part-time dance instructor at Arthur Murray.
Instructor in Training
Jennifer's love for dancing started at the tender age of two and a half when her mother enrolled her in the first ballet class. Since then she studied classical ballet for over eight years, and have also had extensive training in international Latin and ballroom styles. More recently Jennifer made the decision to pursue her ballroom career further, which brought an end to her ballet training. Jennifer participated in numerous competitions all over the nation, and also competed against dancers from all over the world. She has national finalist titles in Youth 10-dance (Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep), Youth Latin (Samba, Chacha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive), as well as being the 2013 World Pro-Am Youth Ballroom Champion. She was first introduced to salsa through Dancing with Grace Productions, where she was given the endearing nickname of “salsarella”. Currently training to be a SalsaNow instructor with Niss Albaig and gracing the dance floors of local dance venues as one of the most beautiful and talented dancers in Maryland.