Team Dextre - Buchholz
Elizabeth is currently a senior in mathematics at UAH. She cheered for the Chargers for two seasons and was part of the squad that finished first place at Jamfest Mobile in 2014. This is her second year coaching the JV Cheer Squad at JP2 and she can't wait to see how the cheer program grows in the coming years!
Roberto Dextre is from Madison Ballroom Dance Studio. Born in New York, NY, of Dominican and Peruvian descent, Roberto began dancing salsa, bachata, and merengue at a young age during the social gatherings of his traditional Hispanic family.
While attending college at Binghamton, NY, Roberto was first exposed to the basics and technique of salsa dancing during an event called Fiesta Latina held by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Binghamton University. It was also at this event where Roberto saw his first salsa performance dance team and developed the idea of becoming a performer.
Roberto continued his career path to Huntsville, AL, where he was exposed to the University of Alabama in Huntsville Salsa Club. Roberto began taking lessons with the UAH Salsa Club and proceeded to be exposed to the wonderful salsa community here in Huntsville. Roberto joined the UAH Salsa team, his first performance team as a student salsa dancer. Roberto’s first performance was held at the Las Vegas Salsa Congress in Las Vegas, NV. This led to other performance teams known as Corazon de Alabama and Charger Salseros.
Roberto began teaching with the UAH Salsa Club. He then proceeded to become one of the co-founders of the renowned Baila Huntsville, a top-tier organization in Huntsville, AL, for salsa dancing lessons.