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Jan Oechler,

Lecturer in Dancing

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Jan Oechler was a competitive athlete at a young age and discovered his passion for dancing during jazz dance lessons. He has been active as an amateur and professional dancer for two decades and was able to gain a wide range of experience as a German show dance master and international German professional master Latin and as a finalist in many international championships. Since 1985 he has been working as a dance trainer with the A-license of the German Sports Association, dance sports teacher and dance teacher and has already trained several world and European champions in the professional and amateur sector. In 2005 he founded the Dance Company Salzburg, one of the most successful Latino show formations worldwide. For years he has also been training at association level and doing executive training and advanced training for trainers and judges. His repertoire as a dancer and teacher ranges from ballet, modern dance, Latin jazz to authentic Latin American forms of movement. He worked with teachers and musicians from the legendary Buena Vista Social Club in Havana. In the United States, he trained as a west and east coast swing instructor and discovered his interest in the salsa scene. Since then he has also been traveling around the world as a music scout for the CD label Casa Musica. In addition, he has repeatedly created choreographies for television, film and theater productions over many years and has worked with actors. Since 2008 he teaches dance at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.