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Inessence Dance Co. was originated in 2012 and known as the bachata performance team in San Francisco. Since then they have expanded into a dance company incorporating different styles and elements. Not only do they offer weekly classes and training in San Francisco and Oakland, Inessence Dance Company is now offering services for corporate entertainment and all your special event needs.


Bryon Stroud

Bryon started off dancing hip hop and breaking and danced bachata socially for about 8 years in Washington DC. discovering his unique style in bachata. He started to take it more serious by learning the music and artist history. After that he was taking the social dancing scene by storm with his amazing footwork and musicality. Then moving to San Francisco there was a high demand for him to start teaching his style. He became one of the Bay Areas top bachata instructors and started Inessence Dance Co. with his partner Sammantha Arias. Bryon’s goal in teaching is to make everyone feel more confident and express themselves through dance.

Sammantha Arias

Sammantha’s ascent as one of the Bay Area’s top bachata dancers became evident among club goers as she shined on the dance floor with her unique and sexy style and intricate footwork. The launch of Inessence Dance Company in 2012 with her partner and co-director Bryon Stroud, marked the start Sammantha’s professional dance career and she hasn’t looked back since.