Welcome to CubanFusion, Wellington's Cuban Salsa Specialist and New Zealand's leading Cuban dance and music company. Welcome also to our new website.  Please bear with us while we migrate content across.  Here's the link to our old site in the meantime.

From Rumba to Reggaetón, Cuban dancer and choreographer Rafael Ferrer Noel performs and teaches a range of Afro-Cuban dance styles including Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha Cha Chá, Cuban Salsa/Casino and Reggaetón, as well as Afro-Cuban Contemporary dance.  Rafael also sings and plays percussion in a number of Wellington-based bands including his very own Afro-Cuban jazz bands MafereFUN Yemayá and AfroKan, as well the Cuban Duo Madera Fina and Son de Cuba Quartet.

In addition to its regular Cuban Salsa classes CubanFusion also runs many free dance and music events like the very popular free monthly Sunday Salsa Lesson/Session at The Cross and the Salsa @ Sunset Summer Series down on the waterfront.  See the Classes and Events Calendars for details.

For more information about dance and percussion classes, performances and live music call +64-4-382-8232 or email us. 

Rafael (Rafa) Ferrer Noel - Co-Founder/Artistic and Musical Director/Instructor

Born in Cuba on the eve of Carnival, Rafael has dancing in his blood.  From winning “best male performer” at his first international dance festival aged only 10 he went on to compete and perform in many festivals.


Rosina van der Aa  - 

Co-Founder/Managing Director/Instructor

Rosina learnt Cuban-style Salsa (Casino) while living in Latin America, where she worked for Fonterra (and danced a lot) for eight years. She has been dancing Salsa for over 20 years, the last 14 of them with her husband Rafael.