Colleen Shirey
Colleen Shirey

Colleen and Jeff Shirey are school teachers by day, salsa dancers by night. They discovered salsa over a decade ago while listening to a Latin band at a Pittsburgh nightclub. They have been hooked on the music and dance ever since.

What started out as a hobby developed into a passion and second vocation. Operating under the trade name, “Salsa Pittsburgh”, Jeff and Colleen teach group and private lessons, offer DJ services and update the information for, a website dedicated to salsa dancing in Pittsburgh.

Jeff and Colleen can be found most Friday nights teaching group salsa classes at the Wightman School Community Building in Squirrel Hill. They teach eight-week cycles four times per year for beginner and intermediate level dancers. The Shireys also organize a monthly social dance and dance/workshop weekends with some of the world’s most famous professional salsa instructors and performers.

During the summer, Jeff and Colleen usually spend time in Los Angeles furthering their technical training with many of their mentors.

To contact Jeff and Colleen, please email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit their website at



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