How a Cuban dancer is honoring his late father - the legendary Felix 'Pupy' Insua - in New York City.
Stevie Insua Ruiz was born to dance. His father was the legendary Afro-Cuban dancer and rumbero Felix Pupy Insua, and his mother was a flamenco dancer. Stevie’s natural talents were developed at Escuela Nacional de Arte, Cuba’s most prestigious performing arts conservatory. He graduated from ENA with a diploma as a master dancer and choreographer. After graduation he joined Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, Cuba’s premier folkloric dance company. He performed with them throughout Cuba and internationally. He moved to Italy in 1999 and became co-owner and principal instructor of Rumbeando, a dance studio in Florence. While in Italy he also taught at Wemilere Dance Academy. Stevie relocated to New York in late 2010 and soon became known as an exciting performer and rumbero as well as an engaging, patient, and effective teacher for students of all levels, from beginner to advanced. He is skilled in Afro-Cuban Yoruba, Kongo, rumba, mambo, son, cha cha cha, reggaeton, and other Latin dance forms.