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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.

Adolfo Indacochea & Lorena Andrate       Peru / Mexico
Instructor & Performing Artist

Nobody represents the classic on2 style in Europe more than Adolfo. At the next festival they will come again on stage with their dance company Latin Soul Dancers!

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".

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.

Alma la Base       Switzerland

Angelo Gioffrè Dance Company       Italy
Performing Artist

Antony y Anaïs        Genf / Switzerland

Attila & Aurélie       Switzerland

Attila and Aurélie are well known Kizomba teachers and dancers in the Swiss Kizomba-community. Their teaching style is characterized by clear structures and fine technical details. They've been teaching and organizing Kizomba events for many years, mainly in and around Zürich, and they also gave several workshops at different dance events and festivals in Germany, Holland and all over Switzerland. Their main ambition is to inspire others with their passion and love to this dance.

Baila Rico       Zürich Switzerland
Performing Artist

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       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

Chanel Borges Castillo       Zurich / Switzerland
Performing Artist

Chanel, with dominican roots, is part of the Zurich Salsa Scene since 1998 and leads her dance school  since 2003. She dances a very elegant New York Style and her movements are pure feminine elegance.

Damiàn Verges Bailalo Asì / Nano's Cuban Project       Switzerland / Cuba
Performing Artist

Damián danced in groups at popular and cultural festivals in Santa Clara. After moving to Havana, he trained in dance, ballet, contemporary dance, son, etc. at the Caribbean Dance School .. In 2013, he graduated with the EA5, which gives him the opportunity, among others. to work as a dancer in Cayo Largo del Sur. Already in Havana, Damián has taught in renowned dance schools a. at. Salsa Cubana and today has her own dance school, Bailalo Así in Basel.

Dancefloor       Geneva / Switzerland
Performing Artist

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.

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.

Falco B. & Suncire Nieto       Equador / Venezuela
Instructor & Performing Artist

Falco B. and Suncire Nieto are two great artists known for years in the salsa dance scene. Both were to be found with famous artists and groups on big stages and important events.

Gabriel y Leticia       Argentina
Instructor & Performing Artist

Leticia Beltran and Gabriel Salgado
7 times acrobatic bachata world champion. Professional salsa and bachata dancers. Specializing in acrobatics, advanced technique in modern dance, jazz and argentinian folklore.
In 2013 we started our career as international artists and since then we travel the world, giving workshops, bootcamps and presenting our shows.

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.

Grupo Sabor Dinamico       Colombia / Spain
Instructor & Performing Artist


Grupo Sabor Dinámico convinces with flawless dance technique and impressive foot speed. Their Cabaret Colombiana style is one of the fastest and most difficult disciplines in the salsa world.

Iron Mams       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.

Issa Buanga       Switzerland

Issa its Originally  from the Democratic Republic of Congo 
He is responsible for the spread of Kizomba in the canton of Fribourg (CH) 
He offer weekly through his danceschool Dealersalsa, performances and workshops in Switzerland and on the international scene.

Ivelisse Gonzalez / Nano's Cuban Project       Cuba / Israel
Performing Artist

Jacopo & Linda       Brescia /IT
Performing Artist

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

Javier Padilla y Beni Castro (Fuego y Pasion)       Spain / Switzerland
Performing Artist

The renowned salsa dance school Fuego y Pasion in Zurich, founded in the year 2000 by Beni Castro, is national and internationally very successful, presenting a show-fusion with the international show artist Javier Padilla from Spain.


After her education as a dance teacher, Jenny get a lots of experience through further workshops and many performences home and abroad. In 2004 she performed on tour, for the Swiss soul star "Seven". She also danced in various show groups. Besides jazz, modern and ballet for adults Jenny teaches rhythmics as well. She is the owner and manager of the famous dance studio "Polelicious" in Winterthur.

"You will be amazed what you can do with a chair! Act with temperate and dashing moves, playing with your femininity and elegance - by the way, you will learn the modern dance technique. After this experience you will never sit down or get up on a chair normally – promised! This workshop is for all ladies who want to expand their dancing experience – social dancer, show dancers, dance teachers and beginners are welcome!"

Jose y Aisha / Nano's Cuban Project       Switzerland
Instructor & Performing Artist

Julio Rojas & Jessica Quiles       Venezuela / Puerto Rico
Performing Artist

Laura del Vecchio / Nano's Cuban Project       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!"

Luis & Melanie Salsa y Dulzura       Switzerland

Mambo Ilk       Karlsruhe / Germany

Ilker aka Mambo Ilk is a sensual and passionate dancer. His dance is full of musicality and feeling as well as his choice of music. He does Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba. He is an authentic and natural person which makes him a favorite at national and international festivals.

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 / Italy

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.

Martin Wüthrich       Lugano / Switzerland

Mattias & Stephanie Bailamos Salsa        Basel / Switzerland

Matthias & Stephanie lead the Swiss dance school 'Bailamos Salsa'. Since 9 year they dance as a couple and teach with devotion On 1 and On 2.
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"!

Naji & Bettina       Switzerland

Nano Manuel Hechavarría Ulloa / Project       Cuba
Instructor & Performing Artist

Nano (Jesus Manuel Hechavarria Ulloa)
Cuban dancer from Santiago de Cuba For the last 20 years Nano is the artist, dance teacher and a Choreographer. Is owns One of the leading academies a Cuban dance in Israel called Nanoche. He taught thousands of students over the world and appears in top international congress salsa.He owns a Cuban dance company in Israel "Nanoche company". Nano is the one of the leading Cuban salsa teacher in top dance festival around the world.

Nzo Pablo Kizomba Biel       Switzerland

Pablo Nzo is a talented dancer and a well-known teacher as well as promoter of dance, culture and music Kizomba and Semba in Switzerland. It offers quality classes, workshops and events for all those who want to enjoy the authentic atmosphere. He represents Switzerland abroad at international festivals. He enjoys sharing knowledge about Angola's music, dance and culture. Her Kizomba VIP school in Bienne brings together a community of great dancers who are part of the Familia VIP. ENJOY YOUR DANCE.

Salsa Company Stuttgart       Germany
Performing Artist

Salsa Olé       Wohlen / Switzerland

The dance group of the school SalsaOlé has actually 6 dance couples that share their passion for the dance and cultivate a strong team spirit and friendship. For the 10th anniversary of our Salsafestival they created a special new coreography with love of details and take the chance to perform on an international stage. A show in classic New York Style with great elegance and pure romantic!

Salsabrosa       Aargau, Switzerland

The first dance lesson at Salsabrosa took place in 2007. From then on, Salsabrosa was able to further develop through numerous tournament successes - such as the Swiss Championships, certifications, international and national shows and workshops and establish himself in the Swiss dance world.

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!

Stéphane & Angy French Kizomba Flair       France

Stephane discovers kizomba after his trip to Cape Verde in 2006 and immediately fell in love with this dance is 6 years later he took his first course with Cymeone Mopao of Paris and other teachers of the kizomba.  
Today he is happy to share his passion through courses, workshops, and festivals.
Stephane and his partner, Angy will be with us on the Salsafestival Switzerland.

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

Tamambo’s dancing originates from the African/American Rn’B/Hip Hop scene of the 80s. By incorporating his own flavour into the Puerto Rican style Salsa, he promotes what is now recognised around the world as “London Style” Salsa. His influences lie in Flamenco and Contemporary dance, in which his interpretation of the dance has taken a theatrical form.

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.

Tamba & Emanuela       London / 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 passion, musicality and his great social dancing skills! Smooth but yet fiery, Tamba is looking forward to sharing with you the secrets of his style!

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. We’re happy to present this amazing couple exclusively this year at the Salsafestival Switzerland.

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!

Yusimi Moya Rodriguez / Nano's Cuban Project       Cuba / Wien
Instructor & Performing Artist

Yusley Despaigne Escobal / Nano's Cuban Project       Cuba / Switzerland
Performing Artist

Yusley is a professional dancer of musical show and teacher of Cuban dance for 10 years. He was a dancer in the "Compania Costa Sur" Cienfuegos Cuba. After that he danced on the TV show "Viva DJ" Cuba and later also in programs broadcast internationally. In Trinidad he danced in various dance schools and in shows of various Cuban dances such as Son, Rumba and the traditional Cuban dances. Now in France she follows the path of the dance teacher and teaches in festivals, parties and in her dance school.

Zoukessence       Wettingen / SWITZERLAND

Zoukessence, the dance school for Bachata Sensual and Brazilian Zouk was founded by Deborah Saputo and Manual Mühlbach 3 years ago. They teach and show dance abroad on a regular basis. Quality, healt, technique and communication is their platform for successful exchange and improvement.

Deborah has a degree as stage dancer from the Zurich Dance Theater followed by further trainings in other dances in San Francisco, New York and London. Manuel Mühlbach is an experienced Salsa show dancer. His passion, talent and willpower made him a diverse and professional dancer. These two dancers contribute to the Zouk scene in Zurich and its region.