Artists & Mood makers of SBSF 2019

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 2019 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


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.

That crazy cabron that lights every stage on fire. For real. There’s nothing this guy can’t do.

Awesome show
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Bersy Cortez


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.

Probably the only woman in the world that can mach the stage presence of the guy above.

She owns the stage

Leon Rose Project


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.

True creator and innovator, this guy is really awesome!

Sensei Rose is also a 8th degree black belt in Salsakando

Leon Rose Project
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Jonatha Casarin


Jonatha started dancing at the age of 9 with standard and Latin American dances by winning 6 national championships and awards. He also studied other dance disciplines like Argentine tango and hip hop. His style blends elements of New York style Mambo and Afro Cuban with hip hop and lyrical dance. 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. Girls, don’t miss him for the world.

Masculinity and sensuality all in one. Oh, and spectacular musicality too.

Solo show
Social with Busra

Alegria DC


After a year spent in New York with the company Yamulee, Marie and Damien create Alegria Dance Company as soon as they come back to France in 2011. Lovers and specialists of the Salsa NY style technique, they are passionate as much for the scenic performance as for the pedagogy . The fluidity of the movement, the precision of the guidance, the style as well as the musicality are all driving points of their work.
They create Matiagua, their semi-pro team almost 3 years ago.
``When the desire to dance is stronger than anything ...``

One of the best European dance companies. And she’s drop dead gorgeous too.

Maria holds Lady Styling Seminar this year!

Iconic show

Jose Diaz & Nerea Perez


Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Extraordinary musicality and stage presence. You have to love them.

Show performance

Victor & Laura


Victor is a Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer with 20 years of experience. He is born in Costa Rica and living in Switzerland since 2002 where he owns the Salsa Dance School BailaRico in Zurich. Laura Schaetti is one of Victor’s best, most passionate and most talented students, dancing as his partner for 6 months.

Hardcore on the stage and lovable of the stage. Just as it should be.

Natasha / Salsa Fusion


Natasha is fast, strong, charismatic and very stylized dancer that puts substance into every move she makes, managing never to interrupt the natural flow of her dance. This distinctive and charismatic expression empowered with the ability to deliver flavor through every single movement makes her a brilliant social dancer as well as a spectacular performer on stage. Extremely well articulated and structured, Natasha’s classes are beneficial to dancers of all levels.

Most versatile and hard-core Croatian dancer

Salsa Fusion by Natasha

Hrvoje & Tea


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.

True salseros to the bone

Dance Center Salsa

Tajana Varunek / Suavecita


Tajana Varunek has been one of the leaders and ambassadors of the Croatian salsa scene since 2004, teaching many generations of salsa dancers, organizing weekly salsa parties and numerous workshops with world-famous salsa instructors. She has been dancing since she was a little girl – her rich background in jazz & show dance technique and performance comes together to form a passionate dance style. On the dance floor, she will enchant you with wide smile, sensual movements, high heels and boundless energy. She lives every single dance moment and her love for dance, music and movement is contagious.

One of the Best Croatian female dancers

Maja & Jerko


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.

Gorgeous couple from Split

Show performance