You Yi first started learning ballroom and salsa 7 years ago, and picked up bachata along the way on the dance floor. During his studies in the USA, You Yi choreographed and performed as part of the Duke University Latin dance team, Sabrosura, for 3 years, and was also co-director of the team in his final year. He has competed and placed nationally in Latin/ballroom in the USA, and as part of the Cambridge University Dancesport Blues Team. Since arriving in Cambridge in 2010, You Yi has continued to dance salsa and bachata recreationally; a year ago, he became part of the Bachata Obsesión group, helping to organise the Wolfson Latin Nights.
You Yi's patience and clear instruction make him an excellent teacher, and he frequently teaches both salsa and bachata. He is constantly seeking new moves to challenge himself, and enjoys dancing with new people in the hopes of spreading his love of dance!
You Yi's dance style is unconventional, inspired by his innate creativity, and drawing upon the multitude of Latin dance styles to which he has been exposed. His sharp, refined body movements, unique musicality and flair for performance add passion and dynamism to his dancing!
You Yi has recently started competing with his partner Emma and is honoured to have won the UKA Amateur Bachata Championships 2013. It has also been a particular thrill to have been able to perform their own solo choreography in London twice. They have also competed in the finals of the National BachataStars competition in 2014 and 2015.