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  • Rafael Monroy – New York

    Rafael Monroy – New York

    Rafael Monroy started his dance career with the Lorenz Latin Dance Studio in June 2010. Almost immediately, dance became a passion which took a very important role in his life. He went on to become a part of Lorenz’s Semi Pro Teams Mambo Clasico and Reflejo de Lorenz, and eventually became a part of the professional team – The Lorenz Latin Dancers. As he continued to grow and unfold as a dancer, he was given the opportunity to pass on […]

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  • Tiffany Trujillo – New York

    Tiffany Trujillo – New York

    Tiffany Trujillo started her dance career at the age of 3, taking up jazz, hip hop, lyrical and modern dance. Tiffany started competing at the age of 7 and has been a part of multiple competitions across the NY metropolitan area (Starbound, That’s Entertainment, Starpower, Dance Arts Plus, Backstage, etc). She went on to choreograph routines for competition groups at Ridgewood Dance Studio that won several platinum and high gold trophies as well as special recognition awards. Going into adulthood, […]

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  • Karla Blanco – Texas/Venezuela

    Karla Blanco – Texas/Venezuela

    She has presented herself in over 200 festivals throughout Venezuela and in many different countries/territories which include: Norway, Angola,Curacao, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Spain and in USA states such as: California, Boston, Saint Louis, Florida, New York and Texas. Her background is with world class experience. The implementation of Ballroom dancing and in other areas of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Bachata, Latin Hustle, West Coast Swing, Kizomba and Traditional Folkloric dance. Karla is also a coach and […]

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  • Damian “The Don” Guzman

    Damian “The Don” Guzman

    Damian Guzman (The Don) is best known for his social dancing admiration and focus thru the world. During his childhood in Puerto Rico, he developed a special passion for salsa and bachata Caribbean-style. This passion led him to take his skills beyond the Caribbean style feeling to a more technical level since 2006. In 2011, he developed a special passion for Bachata Sensual which led him to pursue further understanding of this emerging style of bachata developed in Europe leading […]

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  • Jariel Garcia – New York

    Jariel Garcia – New York

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  • DJ Allan – Guatemala-Texas

    DJ Allan – Guatemala-Texas

    Allan Gonzalez! (DJ Allan)- Guatemala-Texas Born and raised in Guatemala, in the city of Antigua, Allan started his career at the young age of 16. Coming from a music lover’s family, naturally encouraged him to get into the DJ-ing and dancing scene. Allan started his career as a salsa assistant for a short time, which helped him to learn, develop and perfect his dancing skills. This further inspired him and he began teaching in a salsa studio where his knowledge […]

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  • Texas Salsa Congress Music

    Texas Salsa Congress Music

    Below is a most current list of confirmed music for the TSC 2015! Check back often as we are adding more special guest! 2015 Texas Salsa Congress Music Marlow Rosado has worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including the unforgettable Tejana signer Selena, legendary pianist Larry Harlow, Tommy Olivencia, Marc Anthony, Olga Tañón, Ricky Martin and Desmond Child. Some of his most notable works include the 5 driving rock tracks he co-wrote on Alejandra Guzman’s album “lipstick”, nominated for […]

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  • Robert Lay – Dallas

    Robert Lay – Dallas

    Roberto Lay, a professional dancer and instructor from Dallas, has developed his own unique style of urban bachata. He leads one of Texas’ largest and well-known bachata teams called SeduXion, which has groups in Dallas, Austin and Houston. A native of Panama City, Roberto has been teaching dance for more than 10 years and has spent more than 15 years in the entertainment and promotional industry. His experience as a dancer dates back to the age of 15, when he […]

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  • Sandy De Lara – Dallas

    Sandy De Lara – Dallas

    This Texas Artist continues to raise the bar in the performing arts community with her exotic look and unparalleled style. Her trademark style, a neo-fusion of Latin rhythms, draws from her mastery of more than 7 distinct global methods and techniques. In Dallas, she carves out her place in history as a both a powerful performer and balanced instructor. Sandy’s performing career has led her across the country and back, appearing in venues such as China Club (New York), House […]

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  • Edwin Rivera – New York

    Edwin Rivera – New York

    Edwin is one of the most influential salsa dancer, choreographer, instructor and musician of our generation. With a career spanning almost two decades, he has made quite the impact on the dance and music community. From the east to the west coast as well as internationally, he brings his Puerto Rican culture, with an innovative and creative style to the dance floor, the stage and to our ears. His story is a MUST READ, as he inspires dancers, especially what […]

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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi San Francisco, California Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team originally from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South […]

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  • Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team originally from San Francisco and now living in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through the […]

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  • Sonia Rivera – Florida

    Sonia Rivera – Florida

    Sonia Rivera was born in Puerto Rico. She has brought her Puerto Rican dance roots a…nd has made her new home at Diamond Dancers International in Tampa, FL. She followed her dreams and became the proud owner of Diamond Dancers International and opened the studio in 2012. Since the inception of Diamond Dancers, the Company has grown exponentially and is now recognized as the premier Salsa Instruction academy in the Tampa area. She specializes in Salsa dance styles, they include […]

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  • Marcos Ramos-Garcia – Milwaukee

    Marcos Ramos-Garcia – Milwaukee

    Representing the Midwest out of Chicago and Milwaukee,  Marcos and Tabitha bring their own “Sabor a Mambo.” Focusing on both Salsa and Bachata, #TMT, teaches and performs through out the United States with their next goal in mind of going International.” Tweet

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  • Tabitha De La O – Chicago

    Tabitha De La O – Chicago

    Representing the Midwest out of Chicago and Milwaukee,  Marcos and Tabitha bring their own “Sabor a Mambo.” Focusing on both Salsa and Bachata, #TMT, teaches and performs through out the United States with their next goal in mind of going International.” Tweet

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  • Lauro Lopez – Houston

    Lauro Lopez – Houston

    Lauro co-founder of Houston based dance company along with Vanessa Pinon. Lauro Lopez shares the love and passion for Hip-Hop and Salsa through the upcoming team, reKreation Dance Company, a Houston youth and young adult team. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he has been dancing for over 10 years. reKreation is known for their unique styles coming together as one in salsa infused Hip-Hop with intricate Hip-Hop moves and quick salsa footwork. With the best of both worlds, their […]

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  • Robert Rosario – New York

    Robert Rosario – New York

    Born in New York City, on April 7th 1992 raise in the Dominican Republic. Rosario stared dancing in 2009 at the age of 17 street dancing. Started dancing on On2 also at the age of 17 in the Dominican Republic with Fusion Latina under the directions of David Paulino. In 2011 Rosario move back to New York and started training with Yamulee Dance Company under the directions of Osmar Perrones. In his journey in Yamulee which it was 3 years, […]

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  • Isabel Freiberger – North Carolina

    Isabel Freiberger – North Carolina

    Born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Isabel has traveled the world because of her great passion for dance. She is currently one of the strongest female salsa dancers in North Carolina, while rapidly earning recognition nationally and internationally. Isabel’s dancing on and off stage has captivated the attention of audiences and viewers worldwide. Isabel stands out as a top social dancer with a clean and speedy following technique that is accentuated with dynamic footwork and styling. On stage […]

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  • Anthony Alvarez – New York

    Anthony Alvarez – New York

    Framboyan Dance Company is one of the newest dance companies in New York City, Founded and directed by Oneysis Tony, a former Yamulee Dancer and temporary Co Director of Bajari de Yamulee and Guarikiten De Yamulee. In 2013, Oneysis had an Idea to build his own dance company and show his vision of dance. Once no longer in Yamulee, Oneysis began his vision and asked Melany to join project. They now have been training all three of their teams Framboyan […]

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  • Melany Mercedes – New York

    Melany Mercedes – New York

    Framboyan Dance Company is one of the newest dance companies in New York City, Founded and directed by Oneysis Tony, a former Yamulee Dancer and temporary Co Director of Bajari de Yamulee and Guarikiten De Yamulee. In 2013, Oneysis had an Idea to build his own dance company and show his vision of dance. Once no longer in Yamulee, Oneysis began his vision and asked Melany to join project. They now have been training all three of their teams Framboyan […]

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  • Tony Flores – California

    Tony Flores – California

    The brother and sister connection, Tony and Gracie Flores, ages 19 and 22, have been dancing for half their lives. Their unique style is unmatched in the Latin Dance World, fusing various styles of dances, making them very diverse dancers. Their style is smooth, clean, precise, yet bold and fun. They like to bend the rules and push the boundaries. They have traveled around the world as choreographers, teachers, and performers. They are directors of their own team Proj-X and […]

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  • Gracie Flores – California

    Gracie Flores – California

    The brother and sister connection, Tony and Gracie Flores, ages 19 and 22, have been dancing for half their lives. Their unique style is unmatched in the Latin Dance World, fusing various styles of dances, making them very diverse dancers. Their style is smooth, clean, precise, yet bold and fun. They like to bend the rules and push the boundaries. They have traveled around the world as choreographers, teachers, and performers. They are directors of their own team Proj-X and […]

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  • Ismael Otero – New Jersey

    Ismael Otero – New Jersey

    Ismael Otero, New Yorican native living in New Jersey, founder and director of the “Caribbean Soul Dancers”, is also known as the Million Moves Man. Ismael Otero’s dance style is considered out of the ordinary from the traditional New York style. Over the years, Ismael, coming from break dancing and hip hop background, has created a unique style of dance that includes complicate arm work, unusual and funny hand flips, unique turn patterns, exciting foot work and more, combined with flavor and technique. Ismael has a […]

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  • Melanie Castillo – New York

    Melanie Castillo – New York

    Ismael and Melanie are repeat instructors who are friends to TSC so I need them to have more videos. Can you please size videos so they look organized and same size. Going to bed soon. If you email me I might be asleep but let me know if you have any questions. Melanie Castillo known for her Powerful Footwork and the Presence she delivers on the dance floor has been dancing since she was 5 years old. At that age she started her formal […]

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Our Story

It started as an idea between friends, bringing a congress to Texas where at the time Texas had no active congress in the entire state. A congress that would showcase Texas Salsa talent, bring awareness of salsa to the community and raise money for scholarships. Together David Melendez and Ruby Rivera worked hard and in January 2004, the Texas Salsa Congress was born.

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