Born and raised in New Orleans, Derik’s salsa dancing career began in Arizona! Introduced to this beautiful, powerful and sexy dance over a decade ago, Derik has truly embraced this amazing artistic form of expression. Derik has effortlessly blended his natural dance background of hip-hop with the technical framework of Salsa and has produced a masterpiece of smooth movements. He has further improved his knowledge of salsa and other genres of dance to provide a wealth of information when breaking down LRI’s brand of Salsa. Thus, making learning salsa with Liquid Rhythm “easy”!
Derik has traveled the nation (Las Vegas, Miami, L.A., Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, South Carollina etc.) performing and teaching for countless students and lovers of this art!