Tomas ir Viktorija

Tomas has been familiar with Latin Social dance world for already 8 years.
During this time he has collected experience in Salsa, Batchata and Kizomba during various international
festivals. Social dance is his favourite part to express himself and enjoy the dance.
He is also an active member of Salsa Kaunas show team, which is a regular guest on the international
arena.
Together with various Salsa and Bachata projects this group ir traveling through out the Europe and
beyond enrolling more and more fans.
Tomas is also sharing his knowledge in the local dance school, educating and trying to inspire a new
generation of dancers.
Viktorija
She has joined Salsa Kaunas school 4 years ago. Being a determined and talented she quickly proved
herself to be a true diva on the dance floor.
Sharing the same passion for Latin social dances she has not only been helping Tomas with the classes
but also is a true partner in crime during performances with Salsa Kaunas show team.
Together they share a charismatic energy not only on dance floor but in their classes as well.

Bersy Cortez

Šokėja, aktorė ir profesionalus modelis Bersy Cortez gimė Karakase – viename aktyviausių salsos šokio kultūros miestų pasaulyje. Todėl nenuostabu, kad ji šokti pradėjo vos sulaukis 10-ties.
14-metė Bersy jau dirbo šokių mokytoja ir choreografe mėgėjų šokių studijoje, o 16-kos prisijungė prie garsiosios trupės „Imagen Latina“, su kuria apkeliavo visą pasaulį. Po kelių metų persikėlusi gyventi į Ispaniją, šokėja įkūrė savo studiją – „Bersy Style“.
Bersy šokti kviečia garsiausi salsos muzikos atlikėjai – Oscar de León, El Gran Combo, Cheo Feliciano, Adalberto Santiago, Sonora Ponceña, ir daugybė kitų. O prie šou programų prisijungti siūlo tokie grandai kaip Adolfo Indacochea, Fadi Fusion ir net pats mambo karalius – Eddie Torres. 

Rodrigo Cortazar

Jo vardas gerai atpažįstamas kiekvienam salsos šokėjui. Savo unikaliu stiliumi ir technika garsėjantis Rodrigo Cortazar žinomas tiek kaip šou pasirodymų žvaigždė, tiek kaip puikus salsos vakarėlių improvizatorius.
Gimęs ir užaugęs Meksikoje, Rodrigo ne tik šoko nuo mažų dienų, bet ir dainavo. Rodrigo scenoje – jau daugiau nei 16 metų. Pasimokęs iš salsos šokio pionierių – Victor Burgos ir Gabriela Bernal, Rodrigo išvyko gyventi į Čikagą. Ten prisijungė prie Descarga Caribe Dance Company.
Šokėją taip pat visada labai domino salsos ir mambo šokių istorija. Jis garsėja kaip puikus mokytojas, sugebantis iki smulkiausių detalių paaiškinti net sudėtingiausius šokio judesius. Rodrigo moko skirtingų salsos šokio stilių – Cuban, On1, On2, taip pat dažnai mėgsta dalintis savo unikalia šokio technika. Kaip pats sako – šokdamas sujungia Kubos ir Niujorko dvasias. 

Shelley ir Gil

Jungtinės Karalystės salsos šokėjų Gil ir Shelley kompanija „Pexava“ garsėja sprogstančia energija ir sugebėjimu įkvėpti visų lygių šokėjus.
Gil geriausiai atpažįstamas dėl unikalių kombinacijų, išskirtinio muzikalumo ir didelio dėmesio šokio technikai. Shelley visus žavi elegancija ir neeiline meile šokiui. Kartu Gil ir Shelley ne tik moko šokio paslapčių, bet ir rengia nuostabius šou pasirodymus – jie vadinami ne tik garsiausia mokytojų pora, bet ir ne kartą buvo nominuoti kaip geriausi salsos artistai. Juos šokančius galima pamatyti ir garsiame BBC projekte „Stricly come dancing“, filme „Cuban Furry“, Gil ir Shelley taip pat konsultuoja West End miuziklą „Matilda“. Be visa ko, šokėjai gali pasigirti Europos vicečempionų titulu bei „World salsa open“ konkurso bronzos medaliais.
„Pexava“ įkūrėjai mokėsi iš geriausių meistrų Niujorke, Italijoje ir Puerto Rike. Gil ir Shelley dažnai gastroliuoja, su šou ir pamokomis jau yra aplankę per 20 valstybių, o šį kartą apsilankys ir Vilniaus salsos festivalyje!

Moe Flex

Moe Flex is one of the most exciting, inspiring and entertaining choreographers on the international Latin dance scene! With the biggest smile in salsa, his boundless enthusiasm for dance is impossible to ignore and he has gained his reputation through sheer determination and talent. As a leading authority in the field of dance, rhythm and body movement, Moe’s unique style of teaching is now recognised Internationally and he takes his workshops and shows to congresses and events all over the world. By adding his own personal touch to everything he does, Moe makes every dance experience a positive and memorable one and always leaves you wanting more. He really is an inspiring and motivational role model for all performing artists and celebrities and has worked with the likes of Rolldeep, Tim Westwood, 50 cent, Blu Cantrell, Craig David, Guy Ritchie & Madonna.

AwardsMost popular teacher award 2006-2012
Most popular show award 2006
Special recognition award 2010
Performers of the year award 2012
Most popular dance performers award 2013

Tamba & Emanuela

He is French, she is Italian and they are the new dancing couple to hit the International Salsa scene! Both very versatile dancers and performers, they have this undeniable passion for dancing which is contagious to whoever dances or learns with them. Tamba and Emanuela are a combination of technique, energy, style and knowledge. In 2016, they decided to work together to bring something fresh to the scene and enthuse dancers, audiences and students alike. They are specially known for their fusion style where they marry Salsa or Chachacha with Afro-Cuban movements and Rumba. They teach, they dance with everyone, they love what they do and most importantly they love to party!!

Konstantinas ir Arcadia

Arcadia (Čilė) ir Konstantinas (Rusija) susitiko Švedijoje, kur kartu šoka jau nuo 2013 metų. Ši pora laikoma Švedijos mambo ir salsos bendruomenės atstovais. Kartu jie daug dirba tam, kad palaikytų Skandinavijos salsos dvasią.

Tiek Arcadia, tiek Konstantinas šoka nuo vaikystės. Jų pagrindas – džiazo, gatvės, modernūs, klasikiniai ir reggaetono šokiai. Šokėjai pasakoja, kad toks pagrindas padeda jiems geriau įsigilinti į salsos muzikalumą ir eleganciją.

Arcadia ir Konstantinas daug keliauja po pasaulį, pasirodo ir veda pamokas kartu su garsiausiais salsos atlikėjais. Šokėjai savo patirtimis jau dalinosi JAV, Rusijoje, Ispanijoje, Vokietijoje, Nyderlanduose, Norvegijoje ir Danijoje.

Arcadia ir Konstantinas veda salsa on1, on2, mambo, cha cha cha ir kūno judesio pamokas.

Theo Awadzi

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Theodore Wolashie Awadzi aka Theo is the founder of Dance-Drive. He was the UK IDO Kizomba Champion 2012 as well as the 2012 UKA salsa champion held in Bolton.  His excellent teaching style has earned him recognition across the globe. His excellent teaching style and fun workshops have resulted in extensive travel around the world, teaching at congresses and festivals. In between travels he is based in Oslo, Norway where he has established the Kizomba scene over the past few years.

With roots from the West African Country of Ghana, Theo’s dancing and teaching love is not limited to Kizomba, but extends to Semba, Afro-house, Kuduro and Tarraxinha! He focuses on connection between partners, footwork, body motion, Ginga and partner work .
Aside from teaching, Theo is also a sought after Kizomba DJ. 


Awards
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

Carmine Finelli

Ecletic 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 huge 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 learnt in an authentic killer-formula. 

Grupo Lucumi

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.