LIVE FOR SALSA

Luis Aguilar & Anya Katsevman, Since joining in forces in 2007 Luis and Anya are currently the on2 WORLD SALSA CHAMPIONS for the second year in a row, along with having become two time undefeated San Francisco Congress Salsa champions, undefeated two time New York Congress champions, Puerto Rico Hustle and Salsa champions, and are currently the North American Salsa Champions and two time winners of the NY/NJ salsa open. They can also be seen in the upcoming film La Epoca, La Epoca part 2 and Dancing scared. Within their short time together Luis and Anya have already graced the stages of many events including Mambo city London Congress, Rome Salsa congress, San Francisco Salsa congress, New York City Salsa Congress, International Hustle and Salsa Congress, Puerto Rico Hustle and Salsa Festival, Korea Salsa Congress, Antwerp salsa congress in Belgium,Toronto Salsa Congress, Montreal Salsa Festival, Costa Rica Salsa congress, Ecuador Salsa congress, San Diego Salsa and Bachata Festival, St. Louis Salsa Congress, Seattle Salsa Congress, tour in Milan as well as televised productions such as Sabado Gigante, Good morning America and Univision. With their combined backgrounds Luis and Anya make a dynamic duo that brings a fresh new element to the salsa dance floor. The right balance between flavor and technique, Luis and Anya's teaching methods are second to none. Successfully teaching and performing worldwide, Luis and Anya are often referred to as the future of salsa. With their combined backgrounds, impeccable musicality, elegant yet intricate style they are the fusion that takes salsa to the next level.
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Jami Josephson is a professional dancer, performer, and choreographer from NYC. Jami coaches and has taught all over the world at many salsa congresses and schools along with coaching top salsa teams for over 15 years such as Edie “The Salsa Freak”, Santo Rico, Salsa Lovers and was also the Associate Artistic Coach of “Latin Madness” for LA, UK, and NYC.. She has judged for the World Salsa Championships ESPN 2005 and 2007 and is also the head judge for 5 years for the New York Int’l Salsa Championships. Jami is a certified dance instructor in Ballroom and Latin dancing with over 100 titles in competition dancing and has her own dance troupe The Rhythm Diva’s since 2000. Jami has performed with many great partners, to name a few are; Jose Decamps, Solomon Rivera, Henry Herrera, Billy Fajardo, Jai Catalano, and was once a member of Descarga Latina. Being in showbiz since she was a little girl, Jami has studied Jazz/Ballet/Hip-Hop/Tap/Ballroom/Latin/Country Dancing/Hustle and Acting and is well known for her exceptional dancing and teaching skills. Jami has a very extensive resume, credits in commercials such as McDonalds, Coke-a-cola, Sony to name a few… Off Broadway performance in “American Passion”, and has choreographed and directed numerous performances such as “Valentino, the Musical”, as well as “Havana After Dark” at the Tropicana in Atlantic City and IHSC Dinner Show in 2000 and 2001. TV appearances are “World Latin Festival” By Walt Disney, “Sabado Gigante”, “The Christina Show”, “Today Show” and many more. Jami also wrote for the “Instructors Forum” for salsa instructors from around the world for Salsaweb.com for several years and has made over 26 instructional dance videos throughout her career. Her most recent accomplishment has been a certification for dance instructors through ProDvida, an affiliate of the National Dance Council of America, for Salsa and for Hustle.

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Tito Ortos & Tamara Livolsi, Ortos J. Gutiérrez Ortiz, better known as Tito Ortos, Tito started his carrer as a Salsa Dancer by his parents initiatives. Also he is an outstanding dancer of other genres such as: Jazz, Merengue, "Bomba y Plena", Rumba, Modern Dance, among others. Since then, he has visited more than 30 cities worldwide giving performances and classes, with his wife and dance partner Tamara Livolsi. They both participates yearly in congress around the world. Tamara Livolsi, was born in Argentina but was raised in Puerto Rico, she inherited from her mother the art of dancing. With more than 20 years experience, trained in various dance disciplines like: jazz, ballet, hip hop and others, makes her a versatile dancer and instructor. She has worked for artists like: Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal, Manny Manuel, Ednita Nazario , Yuri y Wilkins among others. Both of them have participated in various television commercials, dance videos and movies such as, "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights", Yellow, El Cantante: Hector Lavoe y American Gangster, as dancers. Also they own and operated Rhythms Dance Studio, with Danny Lugo choreographer.
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Daniela Trucco & Graziano Boggiani - D & G Italy, Daniella and Graziano (or D&G as they are often called) have been prominent members of the international dance community for many years. They have one of the most prominent schools in Northern Italy, with the reputation of being the teacher's teachers in the Biella area. They are extremely versatile, and are recognized as Instructors, Choreographers, Examiners, Performers and Adjudicators. They are graduates of the A.N.M.B. (Italian Association of Dance Masters) as certified Master Teachers, Choreographers and Examiners for Caribbean Style Dance (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue), Argentine Tango and Latin Hustle. They have the distinction of being co-authors of the Italian teaching manuals for these styles of dance. They are the European Representatives for the IHDA.

In order to obtain respect for the above, the had the honor of being top finalists from 1999-2001 in the above in many a European and even World Championship. Dany and Graziano have been featured performers in numerous congresses throughout the world, including the West Coast Salsa Congress, NYNJ Salsa Congress, Zurich Salsa Congress, World Salsa Festival in Milan , and the list goes on and on.

In addition to their various congress performances, they have been featured guests on numerous European television shows, including "Good Sunday", "Champions of Dance", "Live the Life", "Verissimo", "Wazz Up?" They have also appeared with Latin recording star Ray Sepulveda on his European tour, as well as with major Italian musical artist Claudio Baglioni, who wrote the anthem for the 2006 Winter Olympics, amongst other things. Adding to their many talents, Graziano is also recognized by his alter ego, DJ Majuka, and under this name, has co-produced many a hit dance hit in his native country and beyond, and on occasion, the duo have been in demand as musical artists in addition to their dancing!

They are excited to join everyone again, at this, their 6th visit to the IHSC.
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The International Hustle Salsa Competition brings together an eclectic group of today’s dance stars – all very accomplished with their own unique style. Whether you’re a beginner or an established professional, our workshops are sure to offer just the class you seek.

Salsa is a syncretic dance form with origins in Cuba as the meeting point of Spanish and African cultures. Salsa is a lively, fiery and enjoyable dance that is really easy to get the basics of.

Click on the names below to view your Salsa Professionals:

Luis Aguilar & Anya Katsevman
Daniel & Ahtoy - Baila Society
Rene Gueits & Salsa Lovers
Jami Josephson

Norma Rivera
Paladium Mambo Legends
Salsa Heat
Salsa Karibe
Raul & Yesenia Santiago
Sonia & Moris - San Tropez Montreal

Tito Ortos & Tamara Livolsi
Daniela Trucco & Graziano Boggiani

Yamulee
MORE TO COME!

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