Russell had a unique talent for dancing even from a young age. From classical ballroom, folk dance, hip-hop, jazz and ballet, Russell first came to Centro Flamenco as a student in 2009 and soon thereafter made his first trip to Spain (Granada and Madrid) where he was touched by the theory and play of el duende. Inspired by his experiences Russell returned to the Philippines fired with a passion for flamenco dance and music. Participating in various local concerts and performances back with the Centro Flamenco, he is now an instructor in not only flamenco ritmo y tecnica but also guitar and the cajon.