Vinu and Matangi

Vinu John, a natural performer who has an in-depth flair for teaching is the Artistic Director of his self-established dance school – The Verb School of Dance.

The Verb School of Dance is currently based in Chennai, India and specializes in Bachata and Salsa (On1 and On2).

Vinu John and Matangi Swaminathan were the directors of the Madras touch team of the Island Touch Dance Academy which is run by one of the best bachata artists in the world – Ataca and Alemana. The Madras Touch team has collaborated with other Touch teams and performed at various international festivals in Bangalore, Pune, Goa, Singapore and Bangkok to name a few.

Matangi Swaminathan currently specializes in Salsa On2 and is the director of Tania Cannarsa’s Mambo ladies’ team – Black Soul Sisters. She has completed online diplomas from Adolfo Indacochea and Tania Cannarsa who are her teachers. She continues to hone her technique by attending international festivals and taking private classes from top artists around the world.