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Photo of Dancing English founder Dani Griffin smiling at the drumset

Daniel Griffin

Founder, songwriter, co-producer

Founder and lead songwriter Daniel has always had trouble keeping still. He´s performed 3,000 high-energy children´s concerts, an ideal living laboratory for testing new songs. But he´s also recorded and toured internationally playing the drums with platinum-selling Latin artists like Fito y Fitipaldis and Miguel Rios. He has four Latin Grammy nominations as a drummer. Additionally, Oxford University Press commissioned him to write six albums worth of original songs for its English-teaching series Stay Cool. In all he has written, produced or arranged some 400 songs for EFL/ESL publishers, with work published in 26 textbooks and 9 of his own CDs.


He also spent two years as a biingual primary teacher in Chicago. Born in Chicago, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University, receiving a B.A. in the Writing of Poetry with a minor in music education.

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Photo of Dancing English author Nuria Sanchez smiling in the mountains


Worksheet author, materials editor

Nuria has been teaching English, Science, Art, P.E., and Drama in private and public schools in Spain since 1998. She also spent four years teaching Spanish as a bilingual primary teacher in Edmonton, Canada.

Born in Madrid, she graduated from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, receiving an M. A. in English Philology, and a B.A. as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language.
When she met Dancing English founder Dani Griffin, she fell in love with his music and she has used his songs to teach English since then.

Besides being an enthusiastic, high-energy teacher she´s also a brave mountaineer
and adventurous traveller. She volunteers in many associations in her neighborhood where she creates fun and educational activities for people of all ages.



Photo of Dancing English designer & webmaster Andres Rodriguez

Jack el diseñador 

Videos, web design, webmaster, graphic design

The multi-talented Jack is responsible for all design for our web, CDs and books. He also does our super-fun karaoke videos. He´s a busy guy! After years of working for ad agencies, he set off on his own to focus on music photography, videography, animation and design. He studied at the Llotja school and hails from Barcelona.

Photo of Dancing English author Nina Lauder smiling

Nina Lauder

Worksheet author, consultant

Nina is a certified Oxford University teacher trainer, and an ELT and CLIL expert who has been working in the field of education for decades. She has collaborated with the British Council, Bell International and the Ministry of Education, on professional development programs. She works as a university professor, teacher, consultant and materials writer, and is a globe-trotting teacher trainer for Oxford Teacher's Academy and other organizations.

Nina is the author of a number of different ELT and CLIL textbooks as well as resource books for teachers.


She also developed online courses for world-renowned educational publishers such as Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Richmond Publishing, Cengage Learning and Mary Glasgow Magazines.


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Photo of Dancing English producer and songwriter Jose Nortes playing the guitar

Jose Nortes

Co-producer, songwriter

Producer-guitarist Jose has garnered 3 nominations to the Latin Grammys for his work as a record producer. With his amazing bag of sonic tricks, he´s the main reason our songs sound as good as they do. He has produced many of Latin rock´s top acts, including Miguel Rios, Tequila, Ariel Rot and Quique González. And he´s toured Spain and South America with Miguel Rios and the Bolivians. José was born in Madrid and studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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