Ava Apple (She/Her), a San Francisco native, has been dancing professionally since her teens. She has performed & taught throughout the USA, Hong Kong, Italy, and The Netherlands and has received awards for her contribution to the world of Salsa & Latin Dance at the 2002 West Coast Salsa Congress, the 2003 SF Salsa Congress, and the 2003 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 25th Anniversary celebration.
Ava founded her dance company in 1991, and The Latin Symbolics is one of the longest running dance teams in the Bay Area. They are known for their playful and creative choreography, as well as their use of difficult partner lifts and acrobatics. Together with her dance partner Rodolfo Guzman, The Latin Symbolics performs routines from genres such as Salsa, West Coast Swing, and Hustle.
She is also a highly respected Wedding dance coach/choreographer and LOVES helping couples get ready for their “First Dance”, whether it’s a slow, romantic, Ballroom style they are looking for, or something up-tempo and playful.
Most recently Ava has danced in commercials for Fitbit, and Next Insurance.