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  • Gaby Ochoa – Mexico

    Gaby 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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  • Carla Capo – USA/Spain

    Carla Capo – USA/Spain

    The only Sensual Bachata Instructors, in the USA, who lived and trained in Spain, where Sensual Bachata was created. They are currently doing a Europe tour after teaching all over Italy, Hungary, Rumania, Mexico, Spain and all over the United States of America. Carla practically was born dancing, as her mother is a professional dancer. Carla has trained ballet, jazz, hip hop, and has competed in ballroom. She also has a degree in acting. Carla has done some television commercials […]

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  • Vladi Aragon – USA/Spain

    Vladi Aragon – USA/Spain

    The only Sensual Bachata Instructors, in the USA, who lived and trained in Spain, where Sensual Bachata was created. They are currently doing a Europe tour after teaching all over Italy, Hungary, Rumania, Mexico, Spain and all over the United States of America. Carla practically was born dancing, as her mother is a professional dancer. Carla has trained ballet, jazz, hip hop, and has competed in ballroom. She also has a degree in acting. Carla has done some television commercials […]

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  • Maria Ramos – New York

    Maria Ramos – New York

    In June 2014, Maria Ramos founded D’COR Dance Company to realize her artistic vision of blending Latin, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance. D’COR, “The Core”, boldly expresses the emotional rawness of human relationships through explosive movement. Maria’s choreography incorporates dynamic partnering, dramatic storytelling, and gravity-defying lifts to make impactful statements about the world in which we live. In June 2016, Maria opened D’COR Studio in East Harlem as a home for Latin Fusion. Classes include both main stream and Latin […]

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  • Felix Santiago – Puerto Rico

    Felix Santiago – Puerto Rico

    Trained in rhythms such as salsa, hip hop, jazz, street jazz and commercial dances, Félix Santiago has stood out as a professional dancer since 2001. He has had the opportunity to work as a dancer for great artists such as Jerry Rivera, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ruben Blades, Roberto Roena, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, among others. He has choreographed for artists such as Jerry Rivera, N’klave, NG2, Limi-T 21, Kalimba, Obie Bermudez, among others. In 2013 he joined Diangelís […]

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  • Diangelis Rosa – Puerto Rico

    Diangelis Rosa – Puerto Rico

    Trained in rhythms such as ballet, jazz, salsa, hip hop, and commercial dances, Diangelís Rosa has worked as a competitor, coach and salsa coach in different categories. She has had the opportunity to be a dancer and choreographer for artists such as Obie Bermudez, NG2, Limi-T 21, Tito the Bambino, Jerry Rivera, Luisito Carrion, Plenealo, among others. In 2013 she joined Félix Santiago and together they created their dance school Bailaré Dance Studio, in her hometown Aibonito, PR. Together they […]

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  • DJ Saoko – Venezuela

    DJ Saoko – Venezuela

    DJ Saoko was born and raised in the oil town of Cabimas, Venezuela. Eastern coast of the Maracaibo Lake. When growing up in his elementary school days. The world was taken by a storm by the phenomenon of Salsa in that golden decade. Salsa was everywhere: house parties, buses and live bands playing the neighborhood. In 2001 he moved to the Rhode Island area in the US, near Boston, with his music collection. Since he saw good-sized salsa scene in […]

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  • DJ Saoko – Venezuela/Texas

    DJ Saoko – Venezuela/Texas

    DJ Saoko was born and raised in the oil town of Cabimas, Venezuela. When growing up in his elementary school days the world was taken by a storm by the phenomenon of Salsa. As a result, he remembers going to record stores with his father to pick up Vinyl records that were hot back then. DJ Saoko received influence from his neighbors’ friends, since they used to have a salsa band named “Saoko’s Orquestra”. Based on this and his fond […]

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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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  • Blanca Flores – Corpus Christi

    Blanca Flores – Corpus Christi

    Blanca has mastered the art of merging several genres of dance to make her style on the dance floor unique, sexy and smooth. Her forte is combining her three favorite dances: Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha, and Hip-Hop. Her specialty is teaching women how to release the beauty of their bodies on the dance floor with class and modern style through proper movement, foot placement, musicality and other dance techniques. At a very young age, Blanca knew she was born to perform and […]

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  • DJ Allan Gonzalez – Guatemala/Texas

    DJ Allan Gonzalez – 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 of Latin rhythms; Cha cha […]

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  • Ray Barretto, Jr

    Ray Barretto, Jr

    Ray Barretto, Jr. is the son of the legendary Grammy award winning Salsa Music Icon, Conguero and Bandleader, Ray Barretto (“Mr. Hard Hands”, “Manos Duras”). Ray, Jr. is carrying on his dad’s legacy and paying tribute to his father’s contribution to Latin music by playing congas with his own band for an exciting show of his dad’s greatest Salsa hits. Ray Barretto is universally recognized as one of the greatest conga players and bandleaders in the history of Latin and […]

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  • Patricia Criollo – Dallas Texas

    Patricia Criollo – Dallas Texas

    Originally from Cali Colombia, Patricia Criollo began her dance training representing her country in different congresses of folklore world-wide 1993, later, she also expanded into Tango, then she discovered her passion for Latin dance, Salsa, Mambo, Cha-cha cha and more. She began to take Cali Colombia style Salsa training at Swing Latino Dance School leading her in the path of Latin dance and eventually becoming a dance instructor. In 2003, Patricia spent the next four years training in Rueda de […]

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  • Raymond Pacheco – Toronto

    Raymond Pacheco – Toronto

    RAYMOND & JENALYN, from Toronto, Canada, are brother and sister. Age 18 and 16 years old, they have been sharing their passion for dance around the world. Raymond & Jenalyn are the 3 time World Salsa Champions competing with over 35 countries in Miami at the World Latin Dance Cup. They are also Canadian Salsa Champions and have over 25 major international titles. They have performed alongside many celebrities from “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can […]

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  • Jenalyn Pacheco – Toronto

    Jenalyn Pacheco – Toronto

    RAYMOND & JENALYN, from Toronto, Canada, are brother and sister. Age 18 and 16 years old, they have been sharing their passion for dance around the world. Raymond & Jenalyn are the 3 time World Salsa Champions competing with over 35 countries in Miami at the World Latin Dance Cup. They are also Canadian Salsa Champions and have over 25 major international titles. They have performed alongside many celebrities from “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can […]

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  • Robert Rosario – New York

    Robert Rosario – New York

    Robert and Isabel Robert and Isabel are dynamic set of dancers that have quickly risen to be one of the hottest new partnerships in New York City. They came together in March of 2015 and in a short amount of time have caught the attention of many in the global Latin dance scene. Individually both Isabel and Robert have many strengths and experience that speaks for itself, but together they are a unique powerhouse partnership. Robert Rosario started his study […]

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  • Isabel Freiberger – North Carolina

    Isabel Freiberger – North Carolina

    Robert and Isabel Robert and Isabel are dynamic set of dancers that have quickly risen to be one of the hottest new partnerships in New York City. They came together in March of 2015 and in a short amount of time have caught the attention of many in the global Latin dance scene. Individually both Isabel and Robert have many strengths and experience that speaks for itself, but together they are a unique powerhouse partnership. Robert Rosario started his study […]

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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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  • Tamara Valle – France/Texas

    Tamara Valle – France/Texas

    Born in France, Tamara began her dance training at the age of 3 in classical ballet. She in gymnastics and acrobatics during her early childhood. Tamara further developed and expanded her dance training by enrolling in the Troyes Conservatory which specialized in Modern, Jazz and Classical Ballet. There she obtained professional and more structured training and formal education in the history of dance, music and anatomy of the body. Upon completion, Tamara received recognition for having the highest GPA in […]

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  • Bacharico – New Orleans

    Bacharico – New Orleans

    Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. My 1st dances were Bachata and Merengue highly influenced by my Dominican background. Studying and Training with and under Aurelio Gonzalez (Cuban Master based in New Orleans), Troy Anthony, Jorjet Alcocer and Raymond Armant of Mambo Orleans has since solidified my foundation as an Instructor and Student. I am currently a Professional Instructor based out of two Dance Studios in New Orleans where I teach 7 classes per week in addition to teaching […]

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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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  • Jonathan Godinez – New York

    Jonathan Godinez – New York

    Jonathan & Jennifer Isabel, also known as #JSquared, are international Bachata Instructors based in NYC, who most recently have become the 2017 World Just Bachata Champions at the World Salsa Summit. People have fallen with their connection seen on popular videos and on the dance floor. They love to showcase the importance of Connection and Musicality in Bachata. Now, having debuted their first routine, they strive to travel the world and spread the love for bachata.   Jonathan Godinez & […]

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  • Jennifer Isabel – New York

    Jennifer Isabel – New York

    Jonathan & Jennifer Isabel, also known as #JSquared, are international Bachata Instructors based in NYC, who most recently have become the 2017 World Just Bachata Champions at the World Salsa Summit. People have fallen with their connection seen on popular videos and on the dance floor. They love to showcase the importance of Connection and Musicality in Bachata. Now, having debuted their first routine, they strive to travel the world and spread the love for bachata. Jonathan Godinez & Jennifer […]

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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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