Our Team


Nola Komis, Founder, Director and Principal Instructor.

Has been dancing for 16 years and teaching for 16 years. Nola also studied many other styles of dance including Bachata, Merengue, Lambada, Argentine Tango, Samba as well as Swing/Jive and Cha-Cha cha and even learned Ballroom. 

In April 2006, Nola was given the opportunity to start A Touch of Salsa and, as they say, the rest is history! 

Nola is an International and Australian Champion, and International and National Dance Judge, has taught and continues to teach at various National and International Dance festivals around Australia, New Zealand, San Francisco, Greece, Geneva, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Borocay and lots of other places.

We love sharing our passion for dance!


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Alberto Torres-Perez

Alberto has been teaching with A Touch of Salsa for 8 years now.

Alberto recently moved to Australia from Spain and has over 20 years experience in training and teaching in Latin dance styles. Cuban Salsa, LA Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, and Cuban Rolls are just a few styles that Alberto loves to teach

Alberto performed with A Touch of Salsa at the Sydney Cuban Salsa Congress; performed at the NZ Bachata Festival and competed at the International Salsa Solos Competition in 2012 in Brisbane and continues to perform and compete on a national and international level.  Alberto also teaches with Nola Komis at varies congresses and Festivals in Australia and overseas.

Passionate about dance and music, Alberto has also trained in funk and contemporary. Alberto always has a great time in his classes, motivating people to dance and enjoy the music and movement.

Alberto has a Master’s Degree in Physical Activities and Sports and with his infectious smile and fun personality you are set to have a great night!

Arnaud Theophile

Arni has been with a Touch of Salsa for 14 years now. Teaching one night a week and filling in when required at other nights during the week... He loves his Cuban Salsa and Salsa in general.  

He enjoys his shines and always jumps at the chance to 'show off' on the floor. 

He started dancing at a very young age and impersonating Michael Jackson (who didn't?) and now incorporates some of those moves into his Salsa and shines styles.

You will see Arni at the Studio Thursday night teaching our Salsa Beginners/Cuban Rueda and Salsa Intermediate.

Arni was part of the Bachata team which came third at the Australian Bachata Championships in 2012, performed at the Sydney Latin Festival in 2013 and many more...

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 Sunny Wo & Heidi Anastasia - ZOUK