West African, African Diaspora, Caribbean Dance
Andreina Maldonado found dance through her Salsero father when she was five. She dances folkloric music from the Afro-Venezuelan tradition, salsa, merengue, bachata, boleros, and Caribbean. Andreina studied Anthropology and Dance at Indiana University where she discovered her love for African dance and contemporary modern. Andreina has taught children and adults through her business Jiridon, which she co-founded with her partner musician Joshua Strodtman. She continues to work independently with Bay Area artists, community organizers, teachers, and visionaries.