Prior to salsa, Rain was a heavy listener and collector of funk, soul, jazz and Brazilian music. Since getting to dance salsa, he has devoted himself entirely to this music genre. Rain started deejaying salsaa in January 2007, first at socials and then gradually in many salsa spots in Tallinn. Throughout this time, he has been growing with Estonian salsa scene, learning from it and pushing its musical boundaries. DJ at the London 2nd Sexy and Sensual Latin Dance Festival 2010, Latvia Salsa festival since 2010, Tallinn Salsa Festival 2009, 2010 and 2011, Vilnius Salsa festival since 2011, resident DJ at weekly salsa nights in Tallinn, also resident DJ at big monthly salsa events in Tallinn. It is with sheer joy and dedication that Rain shares his love for salsa music and its best/most passionate aspects with all the fellow-dancers!
Eclectic dancer, he kicks off his Caribbean dances’ career in
Italy, with the Cuban teachers who introduce him to the salsa world.
He’s soon fascinated by all forms of dances: afro, tap, swing, and jazz
are on his radar until he falls in love with hip hop. Here he focuses on
old school techniques, and he specializes in house dance and new style.
Later on, he collects experiences in Europe and abroad, fine-tuning his training with the best teachers in London, Paris and New York. In the Big Apple, he discovers a massive passion for mambo thanks to the guidance of Eddie Torres, and he performs in Los Primos Latinos’ Festival.
Today Carmine teach salsa and hip hop, and he is an all-around dancer with a unique style, able to combine all influences and disciplines he learned in an authentic killer-formula.
Be Salsa Dance Company is based in St. Petersburg, Russia (since 2009).
Powered by top dancers Jane Baranova & Marcos Nieves, it is one of the best Salsa on2 pro-teams in the country.
In our shows we create a mixture of different styles delivering the idea of salsa convergence.
Ieva aka Minis started djing officially just 4 year ago, with asuccessful guest mix debut on national radio show “TropicalSoundclash”.
She has played every SalsaSisters eventand other salsa events in Lithuania, gathering experience and inspiring dancers with her tender and graceful selections coveringthe full spectrum of salsa music.
TheodoreWolashie Awadzi aka Theo is the founder of Dance-Drive. He was the UKIDO Kizomba Champion 2012 as well as the 2012 UKA salsa champion heldin Bolton. His excellent teaching style has earnedhim recognition across the globe. His excellent teaching style andfun workshops have resulted in extensive travel around the world,teaching at congresses and festivals. In between travels he is basedin Oslo, Norway where he has established the Kizomba scene over thepast few years.
Withroots from the West African Country of Ghana, Theo’s dancing andteaching love is not limited to Kizomba, but extends to Semba, Afro-house, Kuduro and Tarraxinha! He focuses on connection betweenpartners, footwork, body motion, Ginga and partner work .
Asidefrom teaching, Theo is also a sought after Kizomba DJ.
1st Place British Open Professional Salsa Champion 2012
1st Place Kizomba champion 2011
3rd Place British Open salsa Champion 2011
Joint 1ST British Open Salsa Showcase Champion 2010
4th Place British Open Salsa Champion 2010
Gediminas (aka DJ Salsa Groover). In 2006 Gediminas started selecting Latin music at the clubs around Lithuania. First five years of his career Gediminas played only Latin pop and at the same time developed the passion for to dance, started collecting and listening to salsa, cha cha cha, bachata, kizomba music. Eventually, he began his party brand “Golden feet Social” where he played music for social dancers only. “I always try to mix mambo, pachanga, guaguanco, salsa songs for dancers who enjoy on1 and on2, sensual and Dominican bachata, boogaloo, cha cha cha, and kizomba“, claims the DJ.
Grupo Lucumi is a Latin dance group from Stockholm, Sweden. Versatile dancers with backgrounds in different styles, dedicated in the Swedish salsa scene, they come together in their passion for Mambo and Afro Cuban dances. Now they are making choreographies, teaching and sharing the love for the dance and the culture. Their numbers incorporate elements from traditional Afro-Cuban, Modern styles as well as New York mambo – ambition is always to spread joy and inspiration. Ricardo, Jenny, and Gustav are also working at Stockholm Salsa Dance, performing with their show team Alegria.
Diego Alberto Flores Leon, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, is an IT student with a burning passion for Latin music. Growing up in a South American family he was always under the influence of Latin rhythms. Diego started his way dancing traditional Bolivian dances and later gained more interest in the Caribbean rhythms, which resulted in him taking his first salsa class in 2016. He currently dances for Stockholm Salsa Dance Alegria and will also perform on stage. DJ LEON is young, ambitious and making a name for himself in the salsa community in Stockholm. He has a mixed taste and will play salsa from different epochs and styles.
Edvardas aka DJ Edvo is an old-timer at Salsa Sisters dance school and a passionate salsa lover. He is now a regular DJ at SalsaSisters parties and an enthusiastic dancer on the dance floors of salsa parties in Vilnius and elsewhere. As a great music and rhythm lover he grabs his bass guitar once in a while to play with well known lithuanian alternative music bands.