top of page


Founded by Mike Eskeldson and Simona Boucek, Rumbanana makes its home in Corvallis, Oregon, our headquarters for all the wild mayhem we get into. We promote Cuban music and dance by shaking our a#$es off all over the world. Seriously, we love Cuban Salsa (Casino), Rueda de Casino and are totally addicted to Timba. UNA BULLA! 


Rumbanana officially launched in Corvallis in the winter of 2006 after living and partying in Eugene, Oregon for several years. Our first appearance on the International scene was Cuba Baila in Vancouver, B.C. (ah, the memories). Rumbanana has since performed, partied and taught workshops all over the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

Classes are taught by Mike, Jaime, Debbie, and Aniefon in a format that is fun and social. Mike has studied and danced Casino (Cuban Salsa) and Rueda de Casino for two decades, and now teaches and performs all over the world.


Mike has studied, danced, performed, and taught Cuban Salsa for a couple of decades. He is the fearless leader of Rumbanana. His mission is to share his addiction of Cuban music and dance and to boldly seek out new information, resources, and music, staying up-to-date with the latest trends in casino and rueda in Cuba and around the world.


Contact Mike at for more info.


Jaime has been teaching Cuban salsa for nearly ten years. She has been studying and dancing Cuban Salsa for over 15 years. She began taking classes from Rumbanana in 2009 and joined the Rumbanana performance team in 2010. She teaches the Beginner's class, and she and Mike co-teach the Cuban Salsa PAC classes at Oregon State University. Jaime has also assisted Mike in teaching workshops around the country. Jaime occasionally offers workshops in body movement.

Email her at for more info.

bottom of page