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  • Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister dance duo 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 […]

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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior and Emily are a brother and sister dance duo 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 […]

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  • Isa Bella – Dallas

    Isa Bella – Dallas

    Isabelle Muller is a full time professional dancer, coach/director, and choreographer in Dallas, Texas. She began dancing during her early childhood in her home town Medellin, Colombia. After moving to the United States, she began intensive 5 hour Monday through Friday training. This training included but not limited to: ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern and hip-hop at Extreme Dance 2 (XD2). As a teenager she auditioned and made the senior dance company as well as her high school’s varsity dance team. […]

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  • Roberto Lay – Dallas TX

    Roberto Lay – Dallas TX

    Roberto is a professional dancer, performer and instructor out of Dallas Texas. He was born in Panama City, Panama and moved to the states at the age of 10. He took up dancing at the age 15 in a Folklorico group where he first discovered his true passion for dance. Roberto has been in the entertainment and promotional industry for over 15 years, and has been teaching dance for over 10 years. He is knowledgeable in many of the Latin […]

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  • Damian “The Don” – Puerto Rico/Texas

    Damian “The Don” – Puerto Rico/Texas

    Damian Guzman (The Don) is best known for his social dancing admiration and focus through 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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  • Erin De Phunk – Texas

    Erin De Phunk – Texas

    Erin De Veyra, also known as Erin De Phunk, is a street dancer, dance director and choreographer, from Houston with Filipino roots. He has been dancing since he was child for enjoyment. In 2009, he started performing professionally working with NCAA, Daddy Yankee, Nehemiah Clarke, Capital One, Puma and more. Shortly after directing UTSA’s U.D.E.K Dance Team, he dove into traveling and competing more. As a member of Item#Funk (pronounced Item Number Funk), he has competed and taught internationally. As […]

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  • Johnny Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Johnny Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Salsa y Control Dance Company “Salsa y Control” originated in 1999 with Johnny and Andres, two brothers who perform amazing duets with unique, intricate salsa footwork combinations. Salsa y Control later expanded to include partner dance performances with Johnny & Felicita. In 2003, the three established what we know today as “Salsa y Control Dance Company.” Their drive came from the desire to inspire others to express inner emotion through the art of dance. Our mission is to share the […]

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  • Andres Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Andres Giraldo – Boston/Colombia

    Salsa y Control Dance Company “Salsa y Control” originated in 1999 with Johnny and Andres, two brothers who perform amazing duets with unique, intricate salsa footwork combinations. Salsa y Control later expanded to include partner dance performances with Johnny & Felicita. In 2003, the three established what we know today as “Salsa y Control Dance Company.” Their drive came from the desire to inspire others to express inner emotion through the art of dance. Our mission is to share the […]

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  • Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Houston

    Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Houston

    Professional Latin dancer and choreographer. Born in Caracas, Venezuela with a 18+ year old artistic career, currently the owner of El Sabor de Houston Dance Academy in Houston, TX. She is recognized for having a wide arrange of talents in various genres like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Salsa, Bachata, Latin Hustle, West Coast Swing, Kizomba, traditional folkloric dance and afro music. Karla is also a physical trainer, with all these talents and vast experience she is considered one of the […]

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  • Almendra Navarrete – Chile

    Almendra Navarrete – Chile

    Almendra Navarrete & Richie Torres Ultimate World Latin Dance Cup Champions, On2 Champions and Female Solo Pro Division Champion Richie & Almendra both began to dance salsa and Caribbean rhythms, with a trajectory of more than 10 years and for the past 2 years they have dance together and have obtained titles both individually and as a couple. Their titles are described below: Ricardo Torres Argentina National Champion: Soloist and 4th place Worldwide in 2015 Almendra Navarrete Chilean dancer. Since […]

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  • Richie Torres – Chile

    Richie Torres – Chile

    Almendra Navarrete & Richie Torres Ultimate World Latin Dance Cup Champions, On2 Champions and Female Solo Pro Division Champion Richie & Almendra both began to dance salsa and Caribbean rhythms, with a trajectory of more than 10 years and for the past 2 years they have dance together and have obtained titles both individually and as a couple. Their titles are described below: Ricardo Torres Argentina National Champion: Soloist and 4th place Worldwide in 2015 Almendra Navarrete Chilean dancer. Since […]

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  • Christopher Guzman – New York

    Christopher Guzman – New York

    Christopher Guzman was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  Coming from a Puerto Rican family, Latin music and dance has always been a part of his life. Throughout his high school years, he was trained in ballroom dances such as tango, rumba, foxtrot, and the waltz. However, he has found himself circling back to the influence of his family’s roots and found an interest in mambo and salsa. Chris has been dancing at the Lorenz Latin Dance Studio professionally […]

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  • Eli Perez – New York

    Eli Perez – New York

    Eli Perez was born in Brooklyn and raised all over New York. His interest in dance started when he was 7 years old. Eli started performing with an afterschool dance team, which opened the door into the dance world, as well as gave him the opportunity to dance on the MSG stage. He learned many different dance forms, but his serious dancing career started when he was sixteen and joined LORENZ LATIN DANCE STUDIO to further his roots into dance. […]

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  • Daisy Aguilar – Houston

    Daisy Aguilar – Houston

    Daniel and Daisy are Houston-based performers specializing in the fusion of bachata and contemporary dance. Having danced together for many years as members of Amaya Dance, they founded #TeamDoubleDs in 2014. Immediately becoming a state-wide sensation, performing and teaching in all the major metropolitan areas in Texas, and now also represent Houston talent internationally. In collaboration with Houston Salsa Dancers Inc., they have had the opportunity to perform in Mexico at Oaxaca La Capital Salsera de México and Euroson Latino […]

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  • Daniel Hernandez – Houston

    Daniel Hernandez – Houston

    Daniel and Daisy are Houston-based performers specializing in the fusion of bachata and contemporary dance. Having danced together for many years as members of Amaya Dance, they founded #TeamDoubleDs in 2014. Immediately becoming a state-wide sensation, performing and teaching in all the major metropolitan areas in Texas, and now also represent Houston talent internationally. In collaboration with Houston Salsa Dancers Inc., they have had the opportunity to perform in Mexico at Oaxaca La Capital Salsera de México and Euroson Latino […]

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  • Luis Solano – Cali/Colombia

    Luis Solano – Cali/Colombia

    Xiomar y Kike: Champions at the World Salsa Summit: 2018, World Champions: World Salsa Festival 2016 – Category: Couples Elite Cabaret, Champion at the World Latin Dance Cup, Ultimate Champion 2012   Artistic profile: Xiomar Andrea Rivas Barrera and Luis Enrique Solano Landazuri, are best known artistically as “KIKE Y XIOMY”. They are recognized for being a competitive couple, with spirit, charisma and acrobatic abilities. With 3 years of work they have made their talent and desire to progress known […]

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  • Xiomar Rivas – Cali/Colombia

    Xiomar Rivas – Cali/Colombia

    Xiomar y Kike: Champions at the World Salsa Summit: 2018, World Champions: World Salsa Festival 2016 – Category: Couples Elite Cabaret, Champion at the World Latin Dance Cup, Ultimate Champion 2012   Artistic profile: Xiomar Andrea Rivas Barrera and Luis Enrique Solano Landazuri, are best known artistically as “KIKE Y XIOMY”. They are recognized for being a competitive couple, with spirit, charisma and acrobatic abilities. With 3 years of work they have made their talent and desire to progress known […]

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  • Christian Franco – Texas

    Christian Franco – Texas

    Christian Franco is a charismatic USA based Kizomba instructor with over a decade of teaching and dancing experience. Since 2011 he has fallen in love with Kizomba and he has made it his mission to diffuse and share the sensuality, elegance, and addictive feeling of this beautiful African music and dance. He travels often to Europe to seek extensive training from world renowned Masters Instructors in Kizomba. Aside from being a Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba dance instructor, he travels often […]

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  • La Cindy – New York/Houston

    La Cindy – New York/Houston

    Cindy Estevez is a native in New York but has resided in Houston, Texas since 2006. Her passion for dancing began back in the east coast as an escape for emotional struggles in her home, self esteem issues but it fully flourished after being exposed to the Houston underground scene. Hip hop and House are the loves of her life. Without them she would have dealt with her childhood struggles much differently and probably ended up in a dark place. […]

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  • Favian Bustos – Austin

    Favian Bustos – Austin

    For the past 13 years, I have been blessed to do what I love-dance. Through the creation of Austin Inspired Movement (“IM”), my dance company and my biggest accomplishment, I developed a space where the Austin community can learn and celebrate Latin cultures through dancing. It all began when I joined TX Latin Dance-a group at UT Austin that taught Latin Partner Dances. I loved the community it created and the connection I felt to my culture through dance. Upon […]

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  • Victoria Calamusa – Charlotte

    Victoria Calamusa – Charlotte

    Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Music & Dance has always been a part of Victoria Calamusa’s life from early on – that included her preschool, Kindermusik (a music based school) and expands to the start of her passion for dance at the age of five. Throughout her Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle school years, she was a part of Lake Norman Dance Gallery. While there, she took years of ballet, hip-hop, lyrical dance and did performances with the academy. […]

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  • Luis Loredo – Dallas

    Luis Loredo – Dallas

    Born in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico, Luis Angel Loredo came to the states when he was 9 years old. Although, his family is filled with musicians, it wasn’t until his freshman year in high school that Luis Loredo began to tune into the sounds of music. But once he did, music took over his life very quickly. Bass guitar was his instrument of choice and like any other musician, he began exploring a multitude of other instruments including piano, organ, […]

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  • Sarah Vazquez – Houston

    Sarah Vazquez – Houston

    Sarah “SalSarah” Vazquez is a professional Latin dancer located in Houston, TX who specializes in Salsa, Bachata, and Cha Cha Cha. Her other experiences are in Cumbia, Merengue, hip hop, lyrical, and ballet. Sarah has been dancing and performing since 2002. She began dancing jazz, ballet, lyrical, and hip hop in school and was one of the top performers at a young age. She soon found Salsa dancing and immediately began immersing herself into the Salsa scene. She gained experience […]

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  • Interested in showcasing your talent?

    Interested in showcasing your talent?

    Addicted to So You Think You Can Dance? Dancing with the Stars? World of Dance? Wish you could get up close and feel the excitement of a live dance show? Well get off the couch and come see the best of the best Latin dance stars around the world right here in your own backyard!! Are you interested in performing at the 2019 Texas Salsa Congress? Every year dancers and performers from all over the world let the Lone Star […]

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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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