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Shows and Instructors

The Salsafestival Switzerland presents every year the most renowned artists worldwide and invests big money in the line-up. At the moment we are still negotiating with a number of artists. Hereafter you will only find the artists with whom we have a settled an agreement.

Afro Latin Connection       Porto, Portugal
Instructor & Performing Artist

Afro-Latin Dance Company was founded in September 2005. Paula Loureiro and Ricardo Sousa, its artistic directors, choreographers and dancers, have danced together since 2000.The dance company is currently made up of 8 dancers. Due to wide knowledge and diverse training they acquired along the years, their show is a unique mixture of different styles of dance.

www.afrolatinconnection.pt


Alberto Valdes        Milano / Italy
Instructor

Alberto Valdes is considered one of the best instructors of Cuban Dances in the world. Together with Andria Panagi they created the CubaMiSalsa Festival On Tour project, a festival concentrated mostly in Cuban Dances presenting some of the best Cuban Artists in the world in many countries in Europe.

They teach and perform together in a very elegant style always full of "Sabor Cubano".

www.cubamisalsa.com


Alexander Martinez       Zürich / Switzerland
Instructor

The world-famous Swiss athlete with Cuban roots belongs also to the best in the world of dance. Sport is his profession - dance is his passion since he was a child. At the Salsafestival Switzerland he will enrich our workshop schedule with his hot Reggaeton classes.

www.alexandermartinez.com


Bastian & Alma Salsabrosa       Aargau, Switzerland
Instructor

The first dance lesson at Salsabrosa took place in 2007. From then on, Salsabrosa was able to further develop through numerous tournament successes - such as the Swiss Championships, certifications, international and national shows and workshops and establish himself in the Swiss dance world.

http://www.artist.com


Dancefloor       Geneva / Switzerland
Performing Artist

The group Dancefloor (Geneva) was founded by Fred salsadancer Dancefloor and Hip Hop Dancers BoogTom 2009. The philosophy of the group is to combine different dance styles of salsa and create a harmony. After the founding Marc Dancefloor, Coco Corinne and Laetycia were integrated into the group.

All members bring their own culture and dance influences into the group. Dancefloor occurs solo, as a duo or four, and is regularly invited to festivals. It was already guest on four continents.

www.genevesalsa.com/


Gaby y Estefy       Dom.Rep /Spain
Instructor & Performing Artist

Gaby was born in Dominican Republic where he studied music. After finishing his studies, he moved to Spain and this is where the magic happened. He coupled with Estefy, a ballet dancer with experience in traditional Spanish dances such as flamenco. They united their salsa skills gained up till that point and managed to create a unique style, securing them 1st places in many championships in Europe. They are very welcomed as instructors at many festivals as bachata and salsa instructors, dancing primarily on2 salsa with acrobatic elements and dominican bachata

http://www.artist.com


Grupo Alafia       Parma / Italy
Instructor & Performing Artist

Since 2008 inspire these guys with their skillful dancing. However, in 2010 came the breakthrough, when they received a standing ovation with her Pachanga show at New York Salsa Congress. Well known are the Italian guys for her social dancing.

www.grupoalafia.com


Grupo Sabor Dinamico       Colombia / Spain
Instructor & Performing Artist

 

Grupo Sabor Dinámico convinces with flawless dance technique and impressive foot speed. Their Cabaret Colombiana style is one of the fastest and most difficult disciplines in the salsa world. 

 

www.facebook.com/sabordinamico/?pnref=about.overview


Jacopo & Linda       Brescia /IT
Performing Artist

Jacopo and Linda are young, talented siblings with a lot of passion and positive energy!

 

www.facebook.com/jacopoylinda/


Leon Rose Project       London / Paris
Performing Artist

Under the direction of the choreographer, Leon Rose, The Project is one of the most creative groups to come out of Europe. Most famous for their original interpretation of a salsa version of the classic song by James Brown, Man’s World, The Project is the only group to represent UK salsa worldwide. Now with the inclusion of some of the best dancers in Paris, the sky is the limit.

www.leonrose.com


Mambo Ilk       Karlsruhe / Germany
Instructor

Ilker aka Mambo Ilk is a sensual and passionate dancer. His dance is full of musicality and feeling as well as his choice of music. He does Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. He is an authentic and natural person which makes him a favorite at national and international festivals. 

www.facebook.com/MAMBOILK/?fref=ts


Manuel Mascarell & Christina       Spain / Italy
Instructor

The former professional Opera Singer started dancing many years ago, but just for fun. Today he's one of the most booked Salsa Instructor worldwide. He is, also thanks to his professional music education, en excellent pedagogue. He now teaches and dances around the world with his professional dance partner Sabrina Bravi, with swiss roots, since 2009.

www.facebook.com/groups/242734609072120/?fref=ts


Marlon Int'l & Lida       New York / USA / CH
Instructor

Marlon "International" Mills is one of New York's most well-known Salsa dance personalities, having traveled as promoter (NYC Salsa Congress) and dancer (Karisma Dance Company) to many congresses and events in the states, throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. Also, Marlon is a Teaching Artist for the "Dancing Classrooms"...

program, teaching ballroom dance to kids throughout NYC public schools. At our event he will offer us his excellent teaching skills in his workshops.

www.nycsalsacongress.com


Nano Manuel Hechavarría Ulloa / Project       Cuba / Israel
Instructor & Performing Artist

Nano Manuel Hechavarria Ulloa master choreographer dancer of Cuba began to dance from the 10 years old. From age 15 to 19 I dance in the traditional Cuban dance group  areito where i learned many Cuban and Latin dances and there participate in many national dance competitions after dancing in a rueda-group of Cuba for 3 years, the most famous casino rueda," casino.com "  winning many competitions throughout Cuba dance from 2003 to 2005 into two Afro Cuban groups called  abureye and icache  where I learned to dance all generes in the afro Cuban, rumba , orishas ,palo, and more beginning in 2005 to create my own cuban  group called nanodsalsa where I made many show for salsa companies worldwide,dancing  a lot of diferent elements like Afro Cuban and the tradicionales populars dances like salsa reggaeton  and more I've kept teaching since 2003 until now many dancers around the world and doing my show worldwide.

 

www.facebook.com/nanocubandance/info


Supermario       London / UK
Instructor

Supermario originates from India but grew-up in London. He is an extremely popular dance teacher, which understands to entertain his followers not only with jokes.

www.salsaclass.tv


Tamambo MC       London / UK
Instructor

Tamambo’s dancing originates from the African/American Rn’B/Hip Hop scene of the 80s. By incorporating his own flavour into the Puerto Rican style Salsa, he promotes what is now recognised around the world as “London Style” Salsa. His influences lie in Flamenco and Contemporary dance, in which his interpretation of the dance has taken a theatrical form.

As one of the world’s top all-round instructors teaching both On1 and On2 and specializing in teaching complex, yet leadable partnerwork routines for the dance floor, he has fast become a very sought after name in Salsa.
In addition, Tamambo’s newly discovered talent back in 2007 was to entertain audiences as the master of ceremony (MC) at many high-profile salsa events around the world. 

www.tamambo.com


Tamba & Emanuela       London / UK
Instructor

One foot in Cuban style, the other in the New York style, Tamba is an exciting Salsa dancer, teacher and performer who is known for his passion, musicality and his great social dancing skills! Smooth but yet fiery, Tamba is looking forward to sharing with you the secrets of his style! 

http://www.artist.com


Terry & Cécile       France
Instructor & Performing Artist

Terry & Cécile live in the city of love, Paris, and share their great passion for the afro-caribbean dances on the most important stages in the world. Beside their passionate and technically outstanding stage productions they’re loved in the scene as extraordinary persons. Their workshops are always full, also for this reason. We’re happy to present this amazing couple exclusively this year at the Salsafestival Switzerland.

www.salsalianza.fr


Tropical Gem       Milano / Italy
Instructor & Performing Artist

Maybe it was exactly Tropical Gem who put the dance "Salsa" on a professional and uncompromising level in Europe. By the lead of Fernando Sosa and Rafael Gonzalez they created a row of sensation causing choreographies that were always danced with absolutely sharp precision. While at other events they only dance with 2 or 3 couples, in Zurich they will be on stage with all their dancers of their company!

www.tropicalgem.it