Alfred Jesus Pena
Born: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Alfred Pena is the founder of Rhythmology. Alfred’s dancing career began in college as a member of the Cornell University ballroom dance team. He continued his training with world-class coaches Victor Kanevsky, Oksana Zolotarevskaya and Bas van der Zanden. While studying Latin, Alfred discovered Salsa, and his passion for the dance grew. He has since immersed himself in the industry. When Alfred is not working to develop the New York and Long Island salsa scenes, he can be found competing and performing nationally with his partner Aleksandra Kozlowska. Together, they have placed in the finals of multiple salsa championships, including the US Salsa Championships (’09 and ’10), and NDCA World Salsa Championships (’09, and ’10). They are currently the NY representatives at the World Latin Cup, and the US Bachata Champions. In addition, Alfred recently performed on Prince Royce’s “Stand By Me” bachata music video and has toured with Prince Royce as the leading male dancer.
Born: Warsaw, Poland
Aleksandra “Ola” Kozlowska started her dance training in Ballroom at the age of 10. She got her training with some of the coaches in the world including Allan Tornsberg, Vibeke Toft, Paul Killick, Carmen Vincelj, Colin James, Graham Oswick, and Kenny Welsch. In her youth she represented Poland at many international competitions in the junior, youth, and amateur categories. She moved to United States in 2003 in order to pursue a professional career. Previously an international Latin professional, Ola’s focus has shifted to her professional career in Salsa and Bachata.
Alfred and Ola earned runner-up in salsa at the 2011 US Salsa Open.