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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Junior Alabi – San Francisco

    Junior 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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  • 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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  • Edwin Rivera – New York/L.A.

    Edwin Rivera – New York/L.A.

    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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  • 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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  • Rubia Garcia – New Orleans

    Rubia Garcia – New Orleans

    Rubia Garcia is a born and bred New Orleans Lady. Trained to play Classical and Jazz music since the age of seven, she quickly fell in love with the rhythm of Latin music in her early teens. In 2001, she began training with Cuban-born Salsero Aurelio Gonzales; performing Casino Style Salsa, or “Rueda” at various venues around Louisiana. In 2004, she broadened her dancing skills by training with world renowned instructors and performers Troy Anthony and Jorjet Alocer. She moved […]

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  • De’Jon Polanski – New Orleans

    De’Jon Polanski – New Orleans

    De’Jon Polanski is a high energy diverse Afro Latin Dance Instructor/Performer/Artist/Social Dancer from a Dominican Cultural Background originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. He discovered Latin Dance at the age of 15 years old and began to social dance Salsa and Bachata  untrained until later discovering Cuban Master Aurelio Gonzalez where he trained in Cuban Salsa, Rueda de Casino, Folklore and Cuban Son, Orishas y Rumba. He later ventured off into training privately with Raymond Armant of Mambo Orleans to transition […]

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  • Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Texas

    Karla Blanco – Venezuela/Texas

    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 […]

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  • Gio Ochoa – Mexico

    Gio Ochoa – Mexico

    This young brother and sister duo has recently attracted attention as guest dancers in Los Angeles BKS, Houston Congress, Washington Bachata Congress and more. Gio & Gaby provide powerful and consecutive acrobatics, high-speed rotations and give dynamic performances. Gio & Gaby Ochoa – Couple  1st Place: Panamá Salsa Fest 2016: Salsa Professional Couples 3rd Place: Euroson Latino 2016: Salsa Professional Couples: Feel the Rhythms Salsa Open 2nd Place: Oaxaca Salsa & Bachata Festival 2017: Salsa Professional Couples 1st Place: Festival […]

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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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