Artist Ariel Lopez


Ariel López, who was born in El Salvador, started his dance career as an instructor in 2005 at Emilito Herrera’s school “Cuban Salsa Power”. He was also part of their Rueda de Casino group of the same name for many years, won multiple German Rueda championships with them and gained lots of experience both as …

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Artist Cristian Mauricio


Cristian Mauricio, who studied Cuban folkloric dances at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Cuba, is a passionate advocate for focusing on the traditions and roots of Cuban dances. As director and choreographer of the dance company TIM MANANA, he won the Rueda de Casino world championships twice already. His passion for Son made him …

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Artist Osmel Relampago


Osmel Penton, better known as “Relámpago”, is a Cuban-born dancer and choreographer who is now based in Vienna, Austria, working with multiple dance projects in Europe and teaching various styles from Afro-Cuban dances to the latest Reggaeton and Reparto trends. He received profound education in Afro-Cuban dances as well as modern dance and musical theater …

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Artist Alexei Ramos


They’re back for round two! Emilia Pedra and Alexei Ramos, who both hail from Salvador de Bahía, Brazil and are now based in Valencia, Spain, have extensively trained in various dance styles. Emilia is trained in ballet, modern, contemporary as well as hiphop, started with couple dances including Salsa at age 12 and eventually went …

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Artist Luis Duarte

Luis Duarte

Luis Duarte, who was born in Portugal, discovered Cuban dances at the age of 17 and quickly went from being a talented student to becoming an even more talented instructor and choreograph. He immersed himself in various dances such as ballet, capoeira and breakdance that now influence his personal unique style. In recent years, his …

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Artist Andi Varona

Andy Varona

Born in Havana, Andy Gonzalo Varona had his dance beginnings in the streets before starting his professional dance journey in 2007. He was a member in multiple prestigious dance companies such as Narciso Medina, Raíces Profundas, Conjunto Folclórico Nacional de Cuba, BanRara, and toured with the Buena Vista Social Club show. In 2014, he was …

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Artist Yoyo Danger

Yoyo Danger

For many in the Cuban dance scene, Yoyo Danger Garcia is one of, if not THE best instructor for Afro-Cuban dances in Europe!  Yoyo received his education in folkloric and modern dances at the E.N.A., the National School of Arts in Cuba. He then graduated with honors from the I.S.A., the University of Arts in …

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