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Pura Ladies teams

Pura Ladies is a Ladies Styling team and was founded in Munich in 2017 by Melitta Siomos. Some of our original team members are still in the team today! Pura Ladies now has 3 teams across 3 cities.


Meet our team leaders:


Melitta Siomos

Director & Team lead London

Melitta Siomos is a professionally trained dancer & internationally award winning dance instructor from London. After she founded Pura Ladies in 2017, she never looked back. Hard work & dedication made Pura Ladies into an internationally known show group, expanding to 3 cities across 2 countries. Now Pura Ladies has a total of over 60 team members.

Melitta is the teacher of many now teachers and she helped many dancers to realise their potentials and pursue their goals.

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Lucia Zeliha

Team lead Munich


Lucia started dancing at the age of 17 with Belly dance and Salsa. 

From 2014 she attended international festivals and in 2015 she started teaching Bachata partnerwork in Munich. 

In 2017 she was part of Melitta Siomos' Lady Styling show bootcamp which also was the start of Pura Ladies!

From 2018 she started leading the Munich team under the direction of Melitta and the team ranked in the top 3 in dance competitions in Germany between 2017-2019.

Lucia is a passionate and experienced bachata instructor, choreographer, performer and currently the Munich team lead for the 6th season of Pura Ladies.

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Lucy Ashley

Team Lead Plymouth

Lucy started dancing in 2017 and quickly found her love of Latin dance in Salsa and Bachata. This led to taking part in weekly classes and spending the following 3 years assisting teachers nationally. 

During lockdown she took part in the Pura Ladies online Ladies Styling Competitions and was awarded third place in the initial competition and First place in the next. Following this, she joined the London team and was trained by Melitta, performing in two seasons.

Following her move to Plymouth in 2022, Lucy started leading Pura Ladies Plymouth, the first Bachata Ladies Styling group in Devon and after a successful season one, Lucy has now begun season two in 2023. 

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