Leon Rose, was born and educated in London and comes from a Caribbean background where he learnt to appreciate a wide variety of good music from an early age.
During these years, Leon attended The Anna Scher Theatre School, which led to many appearances on stage, popular children’s shows. He has performed on television and stage, from appearances with Enrique Iglesias on Top of the Pops (BBC), The Des O’Connor Show to The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Princess Diana Landmine Fund.
Leon Rose, was born and educated in London and comes from a Caribbean background where he learnt to appreciate a wide variety of good music from an early age. During these years, Leon attended The Anna Scher Theatre School, which led to many appearances on stage, popular children’s shows. He has performed on television and stage, from appearances with Enrique Iglesias on Top of the Pops (BBC), The Des O’Connor Show to The Royal Albert Hall in aid of Princess Diana Landmine Fund.
She is widely known as one of the best dancers in South Korea with her various dances(ON1 Salsa & On2 Salsa, Tango, Ballet, Afro, Pachanga, Bachata, Kizomba, and etc). Based on body movement & isolation, her sexy and gorgeous dancing is loved by Korean dancers. She is working as a salsa event organizer and an owner of a top class dance academy called 'Blackhan Academy' in South Korea.
Reda Dance from Paris is both a Urban Latin dancer (Hip-Hop, Street Jazz popping...) and a Afro Latin dance performer (Salsa, Bachata, Chacha, brazilian Zouk, Kizomba...) He evoluates in these two worlds always trying to innovate and go beyond what is expected. From this mix of universe came his original concept :The Urban Latin Move. He performed in different groups of dancers and today offers solo or duo shows in different Latin Dance events all over the world (New-York, Moscow, Montreal, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Rio...). His first aim Is to share his love for music and his original style. The shows he perform evaluates from laugh to emotional feelings and always with high technical skills he built all the way of his artistic career.
Leon Rose is one of the freshest innovators in the international salsa scene. His inspirational style generates enthusiasm and commitment to the art of salsa dancing as demonstrated when he won the 2000 UK Bacardi Salsa, 2001 Salsa Club championship and 2003 Aji con Mango competitions. As a choreographer and salsa instructor Leon enjoys every aspect of dancing from encouraging the novice to working with the advanced and inspiring the best. His natural exuberance and salsa spirit ensures that to see him in action – Salsa is Life!
Karina is a performer & instructor, based in Busan, Korea. She is running Mac Academy, choreographer for Mambo latte with Mac (couple dance performance team) and leading "Salsa Libre" (ladies team). Karina has been performing in local stages and also in various international salsa festivals. She is also organizer of BSBF (Busan Salsa & Bachata Festival), which is held annually in Busan, Korea.
Sofia was born in Russia and started ballroom dancing at age nine. In 2005 she was awarded a five-year scholarship for a university singing and dancing program. During this time, she participated in a wide array of prestigious ballroom dancing competitions and events throughout eastern Russia, often with great success. Fly was born in Brazil. Since 2000 he start to explore dance world with Brazilian dance styles such as: axe, forro, samba de gafieira and samba. In 2001 Brazilian musical band invited him to join the show tour around Brazil; the show included dance styles as forro and zouk. While tour was going Fly became a professional dancer. Since then he completely fell in dance world, continued to grow up as a dancer and started to teach as instructor.
Hailed to salsa in late 2005, Sao Mai immediately fell in love with the dance and became the first Salsa Queen of Vietnam in 2006. After winning two Vietnam Salsa Championships in 2006 and 2007, Sao Mai dedicated her time in popularizing salsa all over Vietnam. Many of her followers are now Vietnam’s champions as well as leading instructors in Hanoi, Haiphong, and Hochiminh City. She is the Art Director of Beso Latino Dance Studio, which is now one of the major channels to spread out love for salsa, bachata and other Latin dances in Vietnam. Besides being a sought-after instructor, Sao Mai is also well-known as a choreographer, with her work in “So you think you can dance Vietnam” in the past few years.
Juan is responsible for the Bachata craze in Australia. Juan started running classes & workshops, as well as promoting Bachata music to various influential DJ’s, Nightclubs & Latin Events. It was from there his fame as ‘El Bachatero’ grew quickly making him the best know Bachata Instructor in Australia & New Zealand – sometimes referred as “The Godfather of Bachata”. From then on, Juan became one of the most influential Bachateros in the world. Juan is also one of the founders and organizers of the successful ‘Sydney International Bachata Festival' and director of the Byron Latin Fiesta.
Francesca Bardaro is an International Crossmedia Artist and Filmmaker working around the globe at Afrolatin Dance Festivals & Events. Besides professional videos, be amazed with her aerial shots using drone DJI phantom 4. She also speak English, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French! Francesca was born Italy and she received her Bachelor Degree in Arts and Techniques of Digital Entertainment in Rome. She had the opportunity to research on the use of New Media in Performing Arts at the National Theater Academy of Copenaghen.
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