Meet Our Founder
Jose Luis Gutierrez
Artistic Director & Salsa Instructor
After being transferred to San Diego, he founded E-Club at the Miramar Marine Corps Base, which quickly became the number 1 Latin club for two years in a row. Once his contract with the Marine Corps ended in 2000, he moved to Miami. It was during his first few years in Miami that Jose Luis took time off from teaching, to brainstorm and refine ideas on how to share his passion for dancing at a larger scale.
With his background in Business Administration from Miami Dade College and his passion for dance, he was able to start Karibe Dance Studio in 2003. Since then, he has competed and won more that 20 local competitions, winning prizes from cruises to cash money. Karibe Dance Studio has participated in a surplus of major Salsa events such as LA Salsa Congress, Tampa Salsa and Bachata Festival, Orlando Salsa Congress and many more congresses throughout the United States of America. Jose Luis has also participated in dance videos and congresses for known artists such as Richie Ray, Bobby Cruz, Tito Nieves, La India, Issac Delgado, and Albita.