Elysia Baker - La Encantada Collective

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Elysia Baker is the director and creative force behind La Encantada Collective. She is the current professional Australian Salsa & Latin Champion and ranked 2nd in the world in the professional Cha Cha division at the 2018 World Salsa Summit, USA.

Elysia created La Encantada Collective in 2019 as a home for her own students as well as a friendly shared space for some of Melbourne, Australia and the world’s best dancers to come together to learn, train and create together.

A former ballet dancer (Cecchetti/Australian Ballet School), Elysia transitioned into the Salsa industry over 10 years ago where she has worked her way up the ranks to be recognised as one of the Latin industry’s most respected artists. She competes professionally and currently teaches and performs in Melbourne as well as at congresses around Australia and the world.

Elysia’s wealth of dance knowledge and training in a variety of dance styles (including Mambo, Salsa, Cha Cha, Afro-Cuban, Son, Ballet, Contemporary and more, lends itself to well-rounded training techniques. Her dance travel lifestyle gives her fresh insight into the ever-evolving world of dance, which she brings back to infuse into her own teaching and training techniques. Elysia's beautiful personality combined with her dynamic choreography, power, body movement and flexibility, forges together to create exciting shows and insightful and fun dance classes.

Elysia’s 2018 Competition Results:

  • Runner Up Professional Cha Cha Couples
    World Salsa Summit USA

  • Australian Champion Pro Latin Couple
    Australian Dance Cup

  • Australian Champion Pro Salsa Couple
    Australian Dance Cup

  • Asian Pacific Runner Up Pro Soloist
    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Asian Pacific Champion Pro Salsa Couple
    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Australian Champion Pro Female Soloist
    World Salsa Solo Brisbane