Gabriel fell in love with rockabilly music when he first started dancing jive in 2008. Since then, dancing has been about making it smooth, fun and musical.

Having explored different music styles and swing dances over the years, he has developed an open-minded style of dancing and teaching. According to Gabriel, rockabilly jive and vintage dancing are very much alive, evolving and growing through new influences.

Over the years, he has been invited to share his passion at national events such as the Canadian Swing Championships, Jive Fest, Jump ‘n Dance, and many local workshops. As a jive competitor, he has won several awards, either by himself, with partners or for choreography.

Teaching jive full-time at Jive Studio in Montreal as well as managing the school there, he feels lucky and is thrilled to be teaching at Soda Pop Hop in Toronto.