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  • Gifted Soul Chicago

    Gifted Soul Chicago

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  • Jr. Heart Break Boyz Bronx

    Jr. Heart Break Boyz Bronx

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  • Santo Rico New York 2012

    Santo Rico New York 2012

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  • Tito & Tamara

    Tito & Tamara

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  • Carlos & Arlette  New York 2012

    Carlos & Arlette New York 2012

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  • Dancers with Ismael Miranda

    Dancers with Ismael Miranda

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  • Ismael Miranda Practice

    Ismael Miranda Practice

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  • Edwin Rivera Performance

    Edwin Rivera Performance

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  • Marlow Rosado

    Marlow Rosado

    55th Grammy Awards – 2013 Winner for Best Tropical Latin Album: RETRO! Spanish Translation With over two decades experience in the music industry, Grammy winning pianist composer and producer Marlow Rosado has developed a powerful portfolio working with many of the top artists in the Latin recording industry. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero […]

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  • Willy Calderon

    Willy Calderon

    Willy Calderon is a professional recording and touring musician & producer. He is CEO of The Master Plan (music label) and Chief Production Manager & producer at IO7 Recording studio. William Rafael Calderon Jr was born on December 22, 1989 in Cartagena, Colombia. Willy was born into a musical family which migrated to Los Angeles, California being only months old, with his mother, Jeanine Rosales. Studying the art of music and sounds since infancy, he gradually ascended into professional playing […]

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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 in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have […]

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  • Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily Alabi – San Francisco

    Emily 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 in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have […]

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  • Danielle Figueroa – New York

    Danielle Figueroa – New York

    Danielle Figueroa began dancing at the age of 3 at the Starlite Dance Studio. Under the direction of the late Mr. David Melendez she excelled and was usually the youngest in all her classes. Danielle competed in National Competitions with Starlite’s Company Class until he chose her to become one of the original Starlite Sweethearts at the age of 8, becoming the youngest Sweetheart ever. A duo, Heart & Soul came shortly after, in which Danielle danced with her first […]

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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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  • 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. 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 Otero’s dance style is considered out of the ordinary from the traditional […]

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  • Melanie Castillo – New York

    Melanie Castillo – New York

    Melanie Castillo, from New York, has been dancing since the age of 5, with training in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern and now primarily focuses on Salsa. Melanie started her career in the competitive world, successfully achieving titles such as the New York International Salsa Congress Salsa Champion, New York/New Jersey Champion, IHSC Salsa Champion, World Salsa Summit Champions in the Just Salsa Division, partnered with Elvis Collado. Melanie has trained and worked with Nelson Flores, Sekou Mcmiller, […]

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  • Alex Morel – New Jersey

    Alex Morel – New Jersey

    Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and raised in Paterson, NJ, Alex Morel is known for his musical style and flavor on the dance floor. He admits to always identifying with music of all genres. In 2005, Alex began salsa lessons with renowned instructor, choreographer, and director of Caribbean Soul Dance Co. Ismael Otero – also known as the “Million Moves Man”. With the help of both instructors and Ismael Otero and Shani Talmor, Alex was able to grow both […]

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  • Desiree Godsell – Houston

    Desiree Godsell – Houston

    Desiree Godsell, born and raised in Houston, Texas, graduated from the High School of Performing and Visual Arts which set the foundation for her life in performing arts. From there she received a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Once moving to NYC she began choreographing and dancing for the Atlantic recording artist Santigold touring all over the world, opening up for Coldplay, Kanye West, Jay-Z, MIA, and Rihanna to name a few. Desiree […]

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  • Jhon Rodriguez – Colombia

    Jhon Rodriguez – Colombia

    Jhon and Johana are one of the leading Colombian Style couples in the US. In 2006 John and Johana participated and placed first at the World Salsa Federation and third at the World Salsa Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jhon and Johana have been representing Colombian Salsa all over the world and the US for the past 8 years. In 2012 and 2013, Johana and her team Baila Conmigo participated in a total of 20 categories at the World Latin […]

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  • Johana Vasquez – Colombia

    Johana Vasquez – Colombia

    Jhon and Johana are one of the leading Colombian Style couples in the US. In 2006 John and Johana participated and placed first at the World Salsa Federation and third at the World Salsa Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jhon and Johana have been representing Colombian Salsa all over the world and the US for the past 8 years. In 2012 and 2013, Johana and her team Baila Conmigo participated in a total of 20 categories at the World Latin […]

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  • Kevin & Gaby Colombia

    Kevin & Gaby Colombia

    Baila Conmigo Dance Company was founded in 2009 by Johana Vasquez and has quickly become one of the leading Colombian Style dance companies in the country. Known for their innovative choreographies, fast footwork, and high-flying acrobatics, the Baila Conmigo dance team has graced some of the biggest stages in the country. Kevin and Gabby are part of Baila Conmigo Dance company. These two little dancers were the first youngest couple to compete at a Worldwide Dance Competition. Kevin have traveled around […]

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  • Robert Rosario – New York

    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 […]

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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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