SBSF Artists 2018

Artists are our inspiration and our mentors. SBSF linep is inspired by artists that stand out from the crowd with respect to skill, knowledge, ability to teach, personality and impact they create on the salsa scene. We believe 2018 lineup will satisfy even the most demanding students and knowledge seekers among you. If it does – let us know. If it doesn’t – let us know even more.

Rodrigo Cortazar

Mexico

Rodrigo’s larger than life musicality and inhumane artistry make him one of the few salsa artists in the world that just have it all. Also, his natural charisma is just contagious, impossible to resist and makes his dance even more fascinating on top of the spectacular artist he already is. Rodrigo is a specialist in NY Salsa, Cha Cha, Pachanga, Boogaloo, Bomba, Plena, Rumba, Mambo and Son Montuno. Don’t miss his workshops for a world. And don’t miss his performance for the world. And don’t miss… You got it.

Rodrigo & Bersy

Grupo Alafia

Italia

Grupo Alafia are a charismatic Italian male team, directed & choreographed by Francesco Scalvenzi. The team have now achieved extraordinary success as one of the most highly sought after performance groups. They have been invited to & attended the most renowned dance congresses in Europe & around the World. Grupo Alafia have built on their international success trough their effective teaching style, with great technique a good sense of humour, & an inexhaustible ‘passion for social dancing’!

Spettacolo

Terry & Cecile

France

Terry and Cecile are one of the most famous salsa couples in Europe. Their musicality, sheer strength, social relentlessness and vast knowledge makes them one of the most wanted artists on any congress regardless of style, level or affiliation. Their workshops are always packed, they leave the party last, and many salseros will put them in their top three couples in the world. Their energy, attitude and excellence makes them perfect fit for Salsa Beach Splash.

Terry & Cecile

Leon Rose

France

Leon Rose is an innovator. Embracing the sensual art of salsa, Leon has been at the vanguard of the British salsa movement, since 1997. He was first introduced to salsa by his mother, an avid fan of the style, which has its roots in African, Caribbean culture, particularly Puerto Rico and Cuba. Soon Leon submerged himself in the genre and was eagerly seeking out the innovators. Leon embraced salsa and delved deep into its roots.

Crazy social

Bersy Cortez

Venezuela

At the age of 14 years old, she started being a teacher and choreographer in a dance company, and when she was 16 years old, she was already a dancer in the most important salsa company in Venezuela called “Imagen Latina”, the one that made her travel around the world. Bersy is extremely strong in afro cuban body movement and owns the stage from the moment she sets her foot on it. Her powerful performances leave even the strongest critics breathless.

Rodrigo & Bersy

Leon Rose Project

France

Under Leon’s creative leadership, this group is always a pleasure to watch. Always bringing something fresh and spectacular, Leon Rose Project is not to be missed as they bring salsa-contemporary-jazz fusion to the stage.

Leon Rose Project

Tamba

UK

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 versatility, musicality, energy and his great social dancing skills! With more than 10 years experience, Tamba (from Paris/France) has always been passionate about dance and especially Salsa. A passion which pushed him to travel and learn from the best and be confident in many dances: Casino, Rueda, Afro-Cuban, Rumba, Pachanga, Mambo on2 and Chachacha.

Tamba

Jonatha Casarin

Italy

Jonatha is a spectacular dancer from Italy that we have a pleasure to feature this year! Guys, we are sure you will find him inspirational and awesome to watch.

Awesome social with Busra

Carla Voconi

Italy

Carla Voconi was born in Terramo, Italy. Her dance career started at a very young age with a background in artistic gymnastics and contemporary dance. She started dancing with Marco Ferrigno, one of the latest up and coming stars in the salsa world. In 2006, Carla moved to Milan to be part of Juan Matos “Fogarate Dance Project” for a couple of years. By the end of 2007, she started working for “Tropical Gem” being part of the first “Fantasia Musical”. Carla has performed in the top European congresses. In January 2008 she will start performing with Adolfo Indacochea, one of the ambassadors of NY Style mambo.

Carla performance

Jerko & Maja

Croatia

Jerko & Maja began their dancing career in bachata in 2012. when they opened 1st Dalmatia Summer Festival with Bachata show and since then they have been sharing their knowledge and passion for dance. In 2016. they opened their Dance studio – Baila Conmigo and also started Random Roots project with Korke and Judith as Team Split. Their love for dance, but also professional approach in work resulted in an expansion of bachata sensual and creation of many passionate bachata dancers in this area. During this short period of time, Jerko and Maja with their sensual style become icons of bachata sensual in Croaatia.

Jerko & Maja

Hrvoje & Tea

Croatia

Hard core salseros to the bone, Hrvoje & Tea are genuine, passionate and honest dancers with contagious energy that no one can resist. Full of musicality, interpretations and sensuality they developed their own style full of flavor, personality and vigor. Hrvoje and Tea`s dance story began 10 years ago when they started a small dance revolution as founders of the first dance school in Croatia and brought latin rhythms to a wider audience.

Your favorite Artist is not on the list?

If you favorite, most amazing and inspiring Artist is not on the list please let us know! We would really like to know!