Meet the Founder

El Ritmo Productions

Valeria Alonso

Founder & Creative Director / Choreographer

Entrepreneur, teacher, dancer, writer & singer songwriter dedicated to help your child become the confident artist they always wanted to be.

2019 Award winner of Latin Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year by Council of Australian Latin American Relationship (COALAR) and world class dancing program leader in helping many children to believe in their passion and achieve their dreams.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Australian with a passion for dancing, creating an inspiring, lovable and engaging dance school that touches millions of children’s hearts.

A leader in Latin Dance, brought up dancing street Latin styles and further developing a passion in ballroom dance, bringing unique choreography and classes to every child in Australia and worldwide, continuing to support the Latin community in a fun and educational way.

Valeria Alonso

Valeria’s family arrived from Buenos Aires Argentina to Adelaide when she was 10 yrs old. After a number of years of not talking much Spanish at home and feeling neglected by her own culture she suddenly felt  a sense of connection when she took Spanish classes in Year 10 at School of Languages. There, she met Julio from Colombia who taught her how to dance Salsa in the corridors of Adelaide High School.

It was through this experience Valeria’s life changed forever. The connection to dance while learning the Spanish language is what brought her back to her roots. After a number of years of training as a professional Latin ballroom dancer and travelling overseas, Valeria experienced an exciting moment of her life, the birth of her niece.

At the age of 3 her niece developed a passion for Latin dance, this is where Valeria soon realised there were no opportunities and a gap for children of such a young age to encounter an intercultural experience. At this point, Valeria took the most valuable lesson of her life and turned it to make a change for the Latin community in Adelaide. In 2017, El Ritmo Productions was established.

Award Winner: “Australian Latin American Young Entrepreneur of the year”, Australian Latin American Business Council, Sydney – Nov 2019.

Please meet Valeria Alonso who is the Founder & Managing Director of El Ritmo Productions and Dancing with Miss Val. An Educator, Dance Teacher, Choreographer,Entrepreneur, Singer & Songwriter, TV Producer & Speaker. Teaching, Producing and Educating are strengths with Valeria working alongside educators, film, television and music producers, students, parents, teachers and entrepreneurs.

Recent Presentations/ Guest Speaking/ Webinars/ Workshops


  • Interviewer at “We are Success” at 5EBFI 103.5 FM Radio Adelaide – Aug 2022.
  • “Consumer Advocate”Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Aug 2022.
  • Teacher Professional Development Workshop: “An intercultural Experience for your Language Class”, Spanish Teachers Association of South Australia, Teachers Conference – May 2022.
  • Board Member, Ausdance SA – March 2022.

  • Teachers Professional Development Workshop: “Teachers Immersion”, Spanish Teachers Association of South Australia – March 2021.
  • Teacher Professional Development Workshop: “Salsa and its music”, Dance Teachers Dance, Ausdance SA – Mar 2021.
  • Guest Speaker: South Australian Businesses with Female Founders”, Workforce Blueprint, Oct 21.  
  •  Workshop: Spanish Senior Conference, STASA, Oct 21.
  • Guest Speaker: How to Present on Camera and TV like a Professional plus”, Switch Start Scale, Oct 20.  
  • Award Winner: “Australian Latin American Young Entrepreneur of the year”, Australian Latin American Business Council, Sydney – Nov 2019.

Speaker Requests

If you would like to explore a potential topic for a keynote, conference, event, forum, or teacher professional development activity, please contact please contact Val on +61 400 972 348 or