Nick Shirbini

School teacher by day and dance teacher by night, Nick loves nothing more than to share his passion for blues dancing with the London community. Nick finally summoned the courage to go blues dancing in 2013 at Sin City Blues and quickly transformed from a nervous beginner to a community leader – teaching classes at Sin City, performing front and centre with the Down and Outs and jumping into every jam circle around Europe.

Nick takes every opportunity to show off his dancing and has successfully competed around the UK and Europe in both partnered and solo competitions. Nick and his partner Ilaria are the hot new blues couple capturing people’s attention locally and internationally – they began their teaching experience in 2014 during the 1st Blues dancing workshop in Milan and have started to teach internationally all around Europe.

Nick and Ilaria on the experience of blues: “The blues dancing community is one of the most supportive and inclusive environments we have ever experienced. As we have matured with the community, we have felt proud to have become some of the leaders of the London scene. We now want others to fall in love with the dance and the community in the same way we did – One of the best ways we can do this is to put ourselves on the front line as teachers, arms open wide for the next generation of authentic blues dancers!”

Nick currently teaches in central London at Sin City.