Born in Cuba, Roclan Gonzalez Chavez studied at the prestigious Escuela Nacionales the Arte in Havana, graduating in 1996 with distinction in both contemporary and folkloric dance and was the only person in his year to be awarded a post graduate scholarship to study choreography.
Since then, he has worked with most of Cuba‘s best known music and dance groups, including Omar Portuanda, Company Segundo, salsa big band Los Van Van and the world renowned Tropicana Cabaret. He is the main Choreographer for Cuban television ballet, which perform regularly on TV and state events. For the last five years, he has choreographed the national Cuban music awards, Cuba disco and many music videos for top Cuban bands.
His recent international tours include choreographing the hit shows Lady Salsa, and The Kings of Salsa. Which have toured internationally for the last seven years in Europe, UK, Asia, Australia and USA to great critical acclaim. He has also worked extensively all over Latin America and studied many styles from this region from Brazilian samba, contemporary ballet to Argentinean tango. Roclan has an unrivalled understanding of the folkloric roots of salsa and Cuban dance, which he blends with breathtaking contemporary moves, producing a unique dance fusion. He is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile young choreographers to come out of Cuba in the last decade.