Alfredo (Sven) began dancing at the age of nine. His training started in Rock and Roll and Walzer, but was drawn to the Latin styles after a few years, dancing Tango de Salon and Tango Canyengue.
On his first trip to Cuba at an age of 19, Alfredo rediscovered his passion for Latin American Music taking lessons in playing the Bongo and dancing Lambada; he since travelled to Cuba several times.
During the last 10 years, Alfredo has trained and performed in a variety of Cuban and Latin dance styles including Son, Rumba, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Cuban Salsa, Merengue, Bachata Moderna, Dominican Bachata and LA Salsa.
His passion for instructing however started in martial arts, instructing boxing and Tee Kwon Do in Europe and Asia when he was just 20 years old. He was formally trained as salsa instructor in 2010 and has instructed at a number of salsa schools and academies since then. Alfredo has been teaching with Fraudy since 2013 enjoying the traditional Cuban dance styles.
On his trip to Cuba in late 2013, Fraudy introduced him to the talented dancers of Ban Rra Rra and his old instructor Dr Isaias Rojas Ramirez with whom he has done lessons in Rumba, Son and Salsa. On his last trip early 2015, Alfredo has again taking extensive training in traditional Cuban dances focusing on Son and playing the bongos and congas.