Under Winsome's direction, the group has graced the stage of numerous Salsa congresses and international events. From South America to Asia, Miami to Los Angeles, LJE has represented the Big Apple with its sophisticated New York flair.
LJE is recognized for their diverse choreography and compelling stage presence. From breathtaking Mambo-Martial Arts fusion to dynamic Mambo-Swing to snazzy Latin Jazz, the group always dazzles the audience with original crowd-pleasing routines. Like a jazz band is composed of musicians with different virtuosities, the group's mission is to highlight and combine individual talents of dancers to entertain and inspire those who share this passion.
With the encouragement of David Melendez, Winsome formed her semi-professional team “La Tormenta Oriental” in Spring 2003. The group debuted at the 2003 New York Salsa Congress and has since flourished and performed from coast to coast.
La Tormenta Oriental is devoted to Salsa New York Style - the style embraced by countless Salseros on the East Coast and in many parts of the world. This East-Coast flavor, combined with the group’s powerful energy, is distinctly reflected in the name of the group.