For 2019, we've assembled a world class lineup of artists from around the world. Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Kizomba, Afro-Cuban, we have something for everyone! Here are the artists who will be appearing at this year's festival!
The Next Generation
From Los Angeles
MG is known for their innovative shows and incorporating Bachata, Salsa and Latin styles with hip-hop and other modern dance genres. Don't miss their incredible energy and dance style!
Mambo with Style
From Los Angeles
The One and Only
From Milan, Italy
Tropical Gem Dance Company brings to the stage an innovative style characterized by great strength, captivating energy, eye catching costumes and acute attention to detail. They are also recognized as one of the first dance companies in this genre to incorporate other rhythms (rumba, afro, hip-hop, etc.) into their choreographies. They have established themselves at the forefront of breathtaking precision dance and innovative salsa choreography.
Gabriel & Leticia
Bachata World Champions
Gabriel & Leticia are incredibly talented Bachata artists from Argentina. World Champions and world-class performers and teachers. We're lucky enough to have them join us in Atlanta!
Omambo combines the flashy, sharp style that characterizes salsa on1 with the fluidity and musicality of mambo on2.
Led by World Salsa Champion Omar Muñoz, Omambo brings musicality, technique and Omar’s own unique twists to classic mambo.
He has danced, taught, choreographed and performed for more than 15 years. Omar’s experience includes television, music videos, concerts, artists and music award shows, such as performing at the Latin Grammys with the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz.
DANCE IS ART OF MOTION
From Ontario, Canada
Cadence Dance Academy instructs, trains, and performs both locally and internationally in order to sharpen their skills and continue their growth. As trained professionals in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Hip Hop, Dancehall, and many other genres of dance, they actively respect and cherish their art, and continue spreading the joy of dance to others as it was done for them. They have managed to create a professional yet comfortable teaching environment that welcomes and challenges all students. Cadence offers dance classes for adults, teens, and kids - so you’re guaranteed to find something that works for you, no matter your age or lifestyle.
NEW YORK STYLE
From New York
Carlos Hernandez and Arlette Guerra are two of the top, established dancers in NYC. Both have careers as professional dancers, and have teamed up to become one of the most sought-after couples for performances and workshops, in congresses and events, world-wide.
Carlos Hernandez, grew up dancing salsa in The Bronx, New York. For half of a decade, Carlos traveled the world performing with Yamulee at international salsa congresses in Hamburg, London, Manchester, Miami, Acapulco, Los Angeles, Chicago and dozens more alongside legendary Osmar Perrones, former Santo Rico teammate. Later, Victor Karisma, former Director of Santo Rico asked him to join Karisma Dance Company. Carlos continued traveling and performing with Karisma at salsa congresses in Punta Cana, Boston and Dallas, as well as on T.V. including ColorVision, Telesistema, Univision and Teleantilla.
Arlette Guerra has been dancing salsa for over 10 years and has been internationally recognized for her talents and fierce passion on the dance floor. At the age of 18 she took her first on2 salsa dance class with Osmar Perrones, currently the Director of Yamulee and former member of Santo Rico. Later, she and Victor Karisma, former Director of Santo Rico, decided to form Karisma Dance Company. She has been to congresses worldwide including events in Italy, Japan, Mexico and Los Angeles, just to name a few. Arlette has also had the honor of performing for many renowned artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle, Grupo Niche, Oscar de Leon and others. Most recently, she performed in front of our current U.S. president, President Barack Obama.
MI ESENCIA DANCE
From Tijuana, Mexico
Roxy and her dancers are Bachata World Champions from Tijuana, Mexico. Their shows are electric and their dance teaching and style are always sexy and stylish. Catch them only at Atlanta Salsa Bachata Festival!
ES EL AMOR DANCE CO
Amy Dominguez is joining us from Orlando, FL. Don't miss her sexy styling and seductive shows. We're lucky to have her teaching and performing with us at the Atlanta Salsa Bachata Festival.
JORGE & MARIA
From Oaxaca City, Mexico
Jorge Martinez & Maria Catalan are world champions and incredible performers and teachers from Mexico. Mexico is the home of so many talented artists and Jorge and Maria represent that legacy well. Come learn from masters!
D'COR DANCE COMPANY
From New York, New York
For the past 10 years Maria has dedicated herself to dancing Mambo, Salsa On2 and Bachata Dance. She trained and performed with various dance companies. Since then she's been traveling, performing and teaching all around the world across 4 continents. It was her true passion to infuse latin dance and hip-hop that sparked the idea to blend the two art forms to create D'COR Dance Company.
SIN CITY SALSEROS
From Las Vegas
Sin City Salseros was established in 1999 and is Las Vegas’ number one professional Salsa Company. We currently own and operate out of Rhythms Dance Studio & Event Center, 4545 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102. Rhythms Dance Studio is Las Vegas’ only Salsa Dance Academy, specializing in Salsa, Bachata, Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro-Cuban instruction and more. Our classes range from kids to adults and from beginner to advanced. Sin City Salseros currently has 7 training and performance teams in Salsa and Bachata ranging from beginner to professional level. If you have ever dreamed of learning a routine, performing on stage, and traveling, Sin City Salseros will guide you in your dancing career.
BELLA & BELLO
From Toronto, Canada
Bella & Bello dance company, hailing from Toronto, Canada bring their innovative and classy style to Salsa and Bachata. Their shows are stunning and their classes always convey their unique approach to Salsa and Bachata.
Direct from Guatemala City, don't miss Oscar & Miyie! Fun, sexy Bachata with some extra flair of hip hop, Reggaeton and Kizomba mixed in. Catch them exclusively at the Atlanta Salsa Bachata Festival