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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.

Alberto Valdes        Cuba / Cyprus

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".

Alegria Dance Company       Monpellier / France
Instructor & Performing Artist

After a year spent in New York with the Yamulee company, Marie and Damien create Alegria Dance Company as soon as they return to France in 2011. Lovers and specialists of the Salsa NY style technique, they are passionate for both stage performance and pedagogy. and the coaching of the dancers.

The fluidity of the movement, the precision of the guidance, the style as well as the musicality are all driving points of their work.Based today in Nîmes and Montpellier, they teach at their school, conduct a professional training at the scene "Matiagua" and perform throughout the world.

Alexander Martinez       Zürich / Switzerland

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.

Angelo Gioffrè Dance Company       Italy
Performing Artist

Angelo attended 2 dance academies which helped to form his dance style nowadays. When he was 19, he became a member of Maykel Fonts dance team and danced with them for 7 years. At the same time he took part in various dance projects like the musical Heartbeat of home. Today he has his own dance company and he teaches Cuban salsa in Sosa Academy by Fernando Sosa.

Anna & Santino       Bern / Switzerland

Anna Blöchlinger und Santino Carvelli founded the Salsadancers Berne and choreograph the dance company Son Almas. They are considered the pioneers of Salsa musicality in Switzerland and teach since 12 years at congresses throughout Europe. You can only understand the groove of a dance, if you got the music in your head and body: el rite en el cuerpo.

Ariel Style & Cindy       Switzerland / Dom Rep.

Baila Rico       Zürich Switzerland

Baila Rica Danceschool, Zurich

Bailadoro       Switzerland

We, the BailAdoro team, share a passion for dance and music. Our vision is to expand and bring the dance family together. That's why we teach in many dance schools in different parts of Switzerland and show that we all have something in common - teachers and students - the love of dance!

Bheki Ndlovu       South Africa / Switzerland

He has performed in many productions and musicals, including: Sarafina, Showboat, Jesus Christ Super Star, and the Wizard of Oz. He has toured through Europe, Australia and Switzerland, Canada and Africa His work with renowned filmmakers, choreographers such as Michael Peters (Michael Jackson’s choreographer) and actors (Dennis Haysbert ; Stacey Cadman) led him to the fields of choreography, music composition and directing. He has worked hand-in-hand in re- choreographing some of the work of well-known South African groups: Amanpondo and Women Unite. He has also choreographed dancers for Baletsatsi, Pulse (Sun International), and the movie, Goodbye Bafana (South Africa) and T.V series Cave girl (UK). He was a director and choreographer for the production Amakhosi – The Kings of Africa premiered in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Bheki specializes in African dance, Pansula, Gum boot, Zulu traditional,Setswana traditional, Xhosa traditional , and adapts these styles in most of his work including Salsa, Kizomba, Semba, Bachata, Brazilian samba, Afro Contemporary, Improvisation and theatre movement, Contemporary contact work, Choreography, Theatrical dance.
Let dance be an experience

Bircan Tulga & Federica Sangalli Master Jam Fest       London / Mailand

Buena Onda       Bergamo Italy
Performing Artist

DANIEL D'AMICO and SILVIA RESTAINO are the founders of this young and extremely dynamic dance group from Bergamo, Italy.

Damián Vergés Maximò Gilles       Cuba / Switzerland
Instructor & Performing Artist

Damián danced in groups for popular and cultural festivals in Santa Clara. Maxime Gilles Guenin is a professional dancer from Switzerland. Both dancers have professional dance training and have worked together on a show project that they will audition for us at the Salsafestival Switzerland. Let us surprise you!

Dancefloor       Geneva / Switzerland

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.

DJ Iron Mams / Kizomba       Switzerland
Instructor & DJ

Iron Mams. He was predestined to become a dancer as his parents have already been enthusiastic dancers. He taught Kizomba in Paris and many other dance studios in France as well as in Geneva, Switzerland. Since having succeeded in becoming Worldchampion in Madrid in 2013, he’s been requested to teach worldwide making him an established and popular international Kizomba artist and DJ.

DJ Luis G       Lausanne/ Switzerland
Instructor & DJ

DJ Luis G. has been in the salsa scene for more than 10 years. First as a dancer and teacher, but soon he was also interested in the music. He began to collect vinyl records, and soon his second passion was aroused, salsa, old school salsa and chachacha became his passion. Today he is known for his musical knowledge and is in great demand nationally and internationally as a DJ.

Elisa Morniroli       Switzerland

Elisa, a professional dancer, soon began her career in the dance world. From 2012 to 2014 In-depth study of Salsa New York Style on 2 Studies, Pachanga, Afro and Cuban Folklore with Maestro Juan Matos, to whom she owes her major training, dancing with his show group “Fogarate” and finding his identity in this style .. From September 2016 he is part of the school's teaching team RITMO Y PASION LATINA Lugano • In 2017 he founded his own dance group Sabor A Mi dance company where he exhibits in many local, national and international events and congresses. Currently he continues his training in Afro y Rumba with the dancer Angelo Gioffrè, continuing with studies of modern Mambo with the best artists in the Salsero panorama.

Ella Jauk       Paris France

Croatian Lady Ella has been a standard Latin dancer from the very beginning and dances at the most renowned salsa events.
She is an excellent dancer with a beautiful and natural body movement. She is also a great teacher and can teach the ladies everything they need to get to the next level in technology and femininity.

Euphoria Dance Company       Milano / Italien
Instructor & Performing Artist

Milan Italy is home to one of Salsa’s newest up and coming team, Euphoria Dance Company.  The Dance Company was formed by Jose “La Salsa” Diaz in 2012 to bring a revived new feel to Mambo On2 in Italy.  The company reflects the influence of New York Style On2 dancing with it’s creative interpretation and strong sense ...

of musicality on  stage.  Our goal is to present a unique and diverse performance style but still maintain the classic roots and essence of Mambo.

Fabrica de Salsa        Basel / Switzerland

The Fábrica de Salsa was founded 19 years ago by Luis Gonzalez. The wave of enthusiasm for this dance and its music animated Luis to cultivate the salsa in Basel and make them accessible in their warmth, elegance and their playfulness to a wide audience. The most important part of our philosophy is the firm belief that absolutely everyone is able to learn salsa, regardless of origin, talent or age. We take enough time for everyone and accompany you on the way to the salsa dancer.

Federica Sangalli Master Jam Fest       Milano Italy / London UK

Fuego y Pasion       Zurich / Switzerland

The friendly dance group with the same name and prestigious dance school in the heart of Zurich are Guest to many international events. They inspire the audience with their creativity and emotion and precision.

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

Gozando Salsa       Zurich / Switzerland

One of the most successful dance school in Zurich when it comes to Salsa Puertorriqueña. The instructors Janine, Edi & Andreas are known for their perfect technique and pedagogical experience. Their receipt: a good portion of fun and entertainment. Always keeping the motto: playful to the learning success!

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.

Hussein & Elena       Switzerland

Jacopo & Linda       Brescia /IT
Performing Artist

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


After Jenny successfully completed her training as a dance teacher, in 2004 she performed on stage, on tour, for the Swiss soul star "Seven". In addition to jazz, modern and ballet for adults, Jenny also teaches rhythmics. She is the owner and manager of the well-known dance studio "Polelicious" in Winterthur. "You will be amazed at what you can do with a chair. Play with research and restrained movements and awaken your femininity and elegance - by the way, you will learn the modern dance technique. All ladies are welcome who want to expand their dance experience - experienced dancers, show dancers , Dance teachers and beginners are welcome! "

Julio Rojas & Fabiana Leone       Venzuela / Milano
Instructor & Performing Artist

Jvan & Manuela       Switzerland

Jvan and Manuela have been dancing together for almost ten years, including Salsa and Bachata. In addition, you already have several years of stage experience, which you could collect with several shows. With the project mj danceacrobatics you pass on your enthusiasm for salsa and sensual acrobatics.

Kizzy Garcia Vale       Kuba / Switzerland

Kizzy Garcia Vale, born in 1985 in Havana, Cuba, started her dance education at the Sport National School in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of four. Since 1996, she visited the Alejo Carpentie Ballet School in Havana for two years. She then pursued her studies at the National School of Art where she successfully graduated after 6 years with the certificate of Professional Dancer and Teacher for Modern and Contemporary Dance as well as Cuban Folklore Dances.

Right after she began her professional career at Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, The national Dance Company. During threse years, she had the opportunity to work with different international and national choreographers including among others Isidro Rolando, René de Cardenas, Osnel Delgado, Samir Akika, Lucas Bruni, Jan Linkens.
In 2007, after some cultural exchanges in Switzerland, with Kuska Cáceres and Palais du Monde Festival for example, Kizzy moved definitely to Zürich and continued her career as a freelance dancer in Switzerland and abroad, working with various freelance Companies and dance Productions, Television, Galas and Corporate Events, like Cie Konstantin Tsakalidis, Naway Company, Swiss Radio and Television SRF, Nadine Imboden GmbH, for Volkswagen Company, or Starlight Productions among others.
Besides she is also active as a teacher for Modern and Jazz dance in the Dance School Tanzwerk 101 in Zürich, and Salsa and Afro dance in Switzerland and Europe.

Laura del Vecchio        München /Italy
Instructor & Performing Artist

Laura del Vecchio tanzt seit ihrem 7.Lebensjahr - kommt ursprünglich aus der Hip Hop Szene wo sie erfolgreich an Meisterschaften teilgenommen hat- mittlerweile Wertungsrichterin für Taf Meisterschaften 4 Jahre Standard Latein, diverse TV Auftritte bei Thomas Gottschalk ( mit den Spice Girls) und Johannes B. KERNER. Tanzrolle bei dem erfolgreichen Deutschen Kinohit " Willkommen bei den Hartmanns" Jury beim Königscup. 

Willkommen bei den Hartmanns" Jury beim Königscup. 2016 mit Jochaim Lambi und 2017 mit Motsi Mabuse.Mit Santana Company erfolgreich an diversen Ruedameisterschaften teilgenommen( 2013-2014) 2015  Gründung der Roto Show Crew Bookings auf Kongressen Events etc. Laura del Vecchio gibt regelmässig Workshops deutschlandweit und in Österreich ( wie z.B mit Yanek Revilla) auf diversen Salsa Kongressen ( MSC, etc) Gründerin von del Vecchio Dance Studio. Seid April 2017 Tanzauftritt mit Victoria Secret Model Doutzen Kroes für Hunkemöller

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.

Liudmila Rodriguez Silva       Cuba / Switzerland

"For me, the art of dance is not only something that can be learned or passed on in the classroom, but it is also an opportunity to give our soul and our feelings a language to touch other people!"

Mambomania danceschool       Switzerland

Ketsia and Norbert from the dance school mambomania (Neuenburg & Murten) have been teaching Salsa On1 for 10 years and active in the salsa scene for 14 years. They continue to develop their skills and style at national and international events. Their aim is to offer high quality classes in a positive atmosphere. They emphasize learning technique, musicality and communication in dance. They look forward to sharing their good mood and their ???? to spend a fun and pleasant time with you.

Manuel Mascarell & Christina       Spain

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.

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

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.

Matthias & Stephanie / Bailamos Salsa       Basel / Switzerland

Matthias & Stephanie the leaders of the Swiss dance school 'Bailamos Salsa' which was founded in 2001. They dance as a couple and teach with devotion Salsa On 1 / On 2 and Bachata Sensual.
Both of them performed with different dance teams at parties as well as at international festivals. They are well known for their relaxed way of teaching which is connected with excellent didactics. With a lot of engagement they share their passion with their students attending their classes and workshops.

Mijail Galano       Cuba / Switzerland

Mijail Galano Mesa, born in Havana Cuba is sonero of heart, salsero and rumbero! Mijail has worked as lead dance teacher for several years muévete in Havana. He teaches Cuban style, structured and adapted without losing our mentality the joy and "sabor cubano"!

Nabil & Claudia       Switzerland

Nabil & Claudia teach with great passion and commitment Bachata Sensual in Bern and pass on their technique with joy and serenity, where a pinch of humor must never be absent. At the Swiss Championships they won, among others in the category Bachata IDO, some Swiss champion titles. In recent years, they have contributed a great deal to today's Bachataszene in Bern and organize 5x a year the largest Bachata Party in the Bern area.

Panagiotis and Myrto       Athen/ Greece
Instructor & Performing Artist

Panagiotis and Myrto,Dancing together for already seven years, the young salsa couple known for their countless moves, impressive styling and outstanding, captivating and tricky turn patterns!Their unique dancing, full of fun, speed, styling and mambo madness, paired with an entertaining though highly professional way of teaching, paved them the way to many prestigious festivals in different parts of the world!

Panagiotis and Myrto is definitely a higly talented and ambitious couple taking the salsa Ny style community by storm! Myrto extremely gorgeous and driving men crazy with her extraordinary feminine styling and body movement! Panagiotis attracting attention with his unique way of combining elements to the craziest and trickiest turn Patterns one can imagine!! A combination of fun style elegance speed and pure salsa and mambo !!

Salsa Company Stuttgart       Germany
Performing Artist

Salsa Olé       Wohlen / Switzerland

The team of SalsaOlé consists of 22 motivated dance instructors who all thrive for the same cause: pass on the passion for dance. They equally love all the popular salsa dance styles and teach them since more than 14 years. Their shows have lately been choreographed by Natalia Lopez Toledano including this year’s show. It’s gonna be funky...

Schnappschuss       Aargau / Switzerland
Performing Artist

Sodastudio       Switzerland

SODASTUDIO - Social Dance Studio Francesco and Mirjam from sodastudio share the passion for dancing and believe in the transforming power of movement and music and their ability to enrich everyday life. They have committed themselves to focus on social dancing in their salsa and Bachata courses. In fun lessons there are lots of tips and tricks to dance the whole evening through with ease and flow.

Sophia Dimitri       Switzerland /Greece

Sophia has been living & teaching in Zurich for a few months now, after spending 2017 and first months of 2018 in New York City, where she was studying at Broadway Dance Center, taking classes with some of the most world known teachers of the salsa/mambo scene, performing and teaching.
She has been dancing since 2003 when she started learning Latin Ballroom dances (American Style), got her diploma and took part in ProAm competitions. In 2009, while in London, she performed a piece from the musical “Chicago” at Sadler`s Wells Theatre. She has been part of the salsa scene for 10 years now, as a member of the professional team Salsa Sinners Dance Company, with which she has travelled, performed and given numerous workshops around the world (Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Monaco, Beirut etc.). Along with salsa and latin ballroom dances, she has studied dance genres like jazz, contemporary and street styles. 
Her style and choreographies are salsa based with a lot of jazz and street elements and she is here to share her love and passion for dance!

Supermario       London / UK

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.

Tamambo MC       London / UK

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.

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.

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!

Vivien & Sabrina       Genva / Switzerland

Sabrina & Vivien take their first steps in the world of Cuban salsa respectively in 2014 and 2010. Quickly the hobby turns into passion and they begin their training as dancers through various workshops, congresses, Workshops.As of their meeting in 2014 a long collaboration and friendship between the two dancers starts, and in 2016, both return to the Dancefloor school as a teacher.
In parallel, they created their own company "La F.A.V.A. ", Who will have the opportunity to present his choreographies in Geneva, Berlin and Stuttgart in particular. In 2018 they focus on their collaboration together and create their first duet show. What they like in their dance is to bring all the influences that they acquire as they go along, and present a fusion style by integrating afro, rumba, reggaeton, and d other urban influences.