Artists

Adrian & Anita

Barcelona - 6 Times World Champions


Adrian (Uruguay) & Anita (Brasil) live in Barcelona Spain and have won no less than 6 Salsa World Championships, including several times the prestigious Puerto Rico World Cup. Besides this they also appear on Dancing with the Stars Spain and are the artistic leaders of many dance teams all over the world who take art in their World Team Project. Adrian & Anita have been dancing together for 11 years now and together they travel all over the world.

Seo Fernandez & Marta


Seo Fernandez is originally from Cuba but is now living in Milan. Together with his partner Marta they travel the world to teach and perform.

Jose Diaz & Nerea Perez

Italy


Nerea
Nerea Perez Rincon born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz). With only five years she starts to receive classes of flamenco about seven years. A year later she started in hip hop, first as a student and later as a teacher. In 2006 she began to receive salsa lessons from the hand of Pepe Sierra. In 2007 she is part of a group called Pura Salsa from Cadiz, and a year later started in the group Dancing Dragons that in September 2008 the won the competition Salsa Open Groups. A month later she moved to Valencia to live and begins to dance with Ivan Ortega. In 2009 she meets Papa Rumba and becomes part of his company. They interpreted various styles among which are: afro, rumba, hip­hop, jazz, salsa.

Jose Diaz
Jose “La Salsa” Diaz, began his dancing career in 2006 under the direct supervision of Osmar Perrones, director of Yamulee Dance Company. He trained diligently and in August 2006 he did his first performance with Bajari de Yamulee. A year and a half later Osmar invited Jose to become part of Yamulee’s professional team. Jose debut as a member of the professional team at the 2008 Salsa Congress in Munich, Germany. He has traveled both Nationally and International performing with Yamulee Dance Company and has participated and assisted in teaching workshops all over the world. When not traveling he served as an instructor at Yamulee Dance Studio as well as dance instructor at a local Elementary school in the Bronx. Jose launched his professional solo dance career in December 2011 and has teamed up with Nerea of Milan to begin the next phase and journey in his salsa endeavors.

Super Mario

London


For many years now, Super Mario has been a household name on the international Salsa scene, recognised and respected by students and fellow professionals for his amazing lead, unlimited database of fantastic moves/combinations and his teaching ability. His classes and workshops have always been extremely popular both in the UK and in countries as far as Australia, Japan and the USA, specialising on technique but always maintaining an element of fun.

Mario was born in India but moved to the UK as a teenager. He settled in London, where he continued his education, taking a degree in mathematics and also qualifying as an accountant. In 1998, a friend took him to a salsa club where the teacher immediately saw his potential. Mario was hooked straight away and has never looked back since. Still based in London and travelling to teach nearly every weekend of the year, Mario specialises in cross body style, dancing on the 1 or the 2 and focusing mainly on moves and combinations, with special emphasis on leading techniques.

Despite no previous dancing or teaching background, he was able to observe the unnecessary power used to lead turn patterns, and began focusing on breaking down routines to understand the techniques and signals that are essential to good leading. His natural talent for both producing and executing so many imaginative moves led to an invitation to teach at the first congress that he ever attended. His big break came soon after, when asked to give workshops at the biggest salsa congress in the world in Toronto, Canada.

Mario has earned himself the title Million Moves Man through his ability to create any number of unique combinations, that are lead with expertise and are always comfortable to follow. His dancing style is smooth but fast, giving him and his dance partner extra freedom to improvise. His amazing presence on the dance floor sets him apart as a social dancer and his outgoing, energetic personality has also been instrumental in getting him known in the Salsa World.

Franco Rocha

Barcelona


Lau & July

Fro Sevilla, Spain


Onassaka y su Namalembe

Paris


Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Onassaka grew up with Africans rhythms. As a baby, he would already entertain the crowd with his dancing. Lately, at the age of 8, he travelled to France and got quickly interested in all varieties of music. Starting with hip-hop, he was willing to share his African culture through music and dance. Thus, he started giving African dance and hip-hop lessons at 16. He created a new concept, “Hip Shegue Hop” that enlightened the dancers’ multidisciplinary of his group.
After that, he focused on Latin rhythms and fell in love with couple dances (Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba). Self-learner, he is convinced that dancing is accessible to all and joined the teachers team in “Duo Danse” school, “Latina Salsa” Exotic Fitness Center association and “Dance Factory” school (organizes dance parties, trainings, private lessons, etc.).
Requested as a teacher and choreographer for different dance events (dance parties, congresses, festivals, etc.), he works ceaselessly to give his best, with passion and love and enjoys wearing the dancefloor out in the best Salsa parties of Paris.

Leon Rose Project

Paris


Leon Rose is an innovator. Embracing the sensual art of salsa, Leon has been at the vanguard of the British salsa movement, since 1997. He was first introduced to salsa by his mother, an avid fan of the style, which has its roots in African, Caribbean culture, particularly Puerto Rico and Cuba. “Mum took me to my first salsa class one Sunday at a club called Villa Stefano’s in London.” Says London-born dancer and choreographer. “A girl asked me to dance and that was all I needed. The following week I started classes.”Soon Leon submerged himself in the genre and was eagerly seeking out the innovators. Rose embraced salsa and delved deep into its roots. He sought out the most influential teachers in the British scene. At the time, though salsa had a loyal following, it hadn’t yet burst onto the mainstream, but thanks to the innovators who inspired Leon, salsa’s mainstream acceptance was at hand. With his natural flare, refreshing style and engaging personality, Leon was soon tapped for dance projects, including an appearance on the long-running BBC TV staple, Top of the Pops, where he performed with Spanish pop sensation, Enrique Iglesias.

Romeo & Isabelle

Spain / France


Amazing couple from Spain & France. Champion of France 2016 (BachataOpen) Vice champion of France 2015 (Bachatart) 4th at the World Bachatart 2015 Vice champion of France 2013 (Bachatart)

Talal & Edyta

Brussels / Warsaw


Toni & Lara

Barcelona


Orestes & Ana

From Valencia, Spain


Volkan Kamaran


Volkan Karaman started his dancing career in 2004 in Turkey, at the Dance Floor Dance Academy. In 2007, he started teaching latin dance and is since several years recognized as an official dance trainer. After working and performing for different schools and dance organizations, he founded his own dance company in 2011. Since 2013 he is based in Brussels, Belgium and he is a well-known and appreciated dancer and instructor all over the world.

Volkan has a strong sense of musicality and a personal style that stands out on the dance floor. His teaching style is dynamic and precise, and every class is full of energy. The workshops and all levels of classes contain elements of shines, styling, body movement and original turn patterns. Volkan is known for selecting unconventional music in his classes, varying artists and styles, adding flavor and originality.

Miguel & Rianne


Miguel and Rianne met over 3 years ago in the salsa scene. They noticed that they have the same vision of dance in general and of making shows. So they hit the dance studio and started making their first show.
With their colourful backgrounds they have alot to combine while creating their shows. That is also why their performances are divers, fun and different.

As they say themselves "Hopefully we can make u feel the passion and fun we have when we Dance" :D

Miguel Arduin discovered Latin dance in 2009. He was intrigued by the rhythms and percussion in the Afro-latin/ Caribbean music. With zero dance experience, he started dancing at the salsa school founded by his uncle. Miguel was eager to learn as much as possible about this art form. He dedicated a lot of time and energy searching for important essentials of Latin dance. On his journey the gravitation towards mambo became stronger then ever. This style has a great range of expressions and interpretations. He used this to create his own style. Soon he was asked to teach classes for multiple salsa dance schools in the Netherlands.

Rianne Foekema went to Lucia Marthas, school of performing arts and graduated as a professional dancer and danceteacher.
After school she has been working as a freelance dancer and teacher, mainly in the commercial field. Dancing and teaching styles like hiphop, female hiphop, contemporary and jazz.
Because of her love for different dance styles she started to dance salsa in 2011 and was immediately hooked for life! The thing that makes her love salsa so much is the "being in the moment" part while dancing social and creating your own style.

Eugene Leito

Amsterdam


Eugene Leito from SalSer Dansschool is a well known Instructor and all around experienced dancer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Teaching Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata & Semba for several years allready, he brings to you workshops and classes full of energy, knowledge and the best dance material for everybody who wants to become a great dancer.
Good explanation, rhythm and flow is the right key for a succesfull dancer.

So don't miss his Kizomba workshop @ AISC 2016