MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Manager, Contact Center Operations, Allina Health.  Zumba Instructor with over 15 years of experience.  Dance Instructor of Bomba and Plena at BORIKEN Cultural Center.

Bernice Arias

Dance Instructor

Actress, Model, Performer and Teacher. BORIKEN Performing Group choreographer. Dance Instructor at BORIKEN Cultural Center.

Ninchai Nok- Chiclana

Dance Instructor

“Beth” I am an actress and I have dedicated myself to the performing arts, especially typical Puerto Rican dance.  BORIKEN Performing Group Lead. Dance Instructor of Bomba and Plena at BORIKEN Cultural Center.

Bethmari Márquez Barreto

Dance Instructor

Actress and part of Boriken Cultural Center Performing Group. 

Yahaira Nok- Chiclana

Dance Instructor

Currently in the welding program at Anoka Technical College. She is part of the BORIKEN Performing Group dancer and part of the Puerto Rico Ice Hockey Association, Women’s Division. From Levittown, Puerto Rico.

Jahde Ortiz

Dance Instructor

Artist and Teacher. From San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. I am currently working in the Minneapolis School District. My passion for the arts has led me to create crafts using recycled materials.

Abigail Hare

Art Instructor

Art teacher and Minnesota local artist.

Malissa Medina

Art Instructor

Freelance Percussionist, Twin Cities Latin Band and BORIKEN Performing Group. Percussionist Teacher for kids and teenagers. Currently working as a Mental Health Support Specialist at Minneapolis Public Schools. From Peñuelas, Puerto Rico.

Alexis Santos

Percussion Instructor

Percussionist of Malamanya Band and BORIKEN Performing Group. Percussionist Instructor for kids and youth at BORIKEN Cultural Center.

Luis Ortega

Percussion Instructor