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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.

Euphoria Dance Company       Amsterdam / Nederland
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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.