Artiste

Adolfo indacochea

Is an explosive and energetic dancer who is known all around the world for his smooth and unique style. This unique style combines traditional mambo with elements of jazz/modern, flamenco, and ballroom dances. His sense of musicality and flow is evident through his choreography and improvisations…..

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Adolfo moved to Monterrey, Mexico when he was 19 to study Industrial Engineering and began taking salsa classes “On 1″ as a hobby in 2001. In less than two months, his talent was quickly recognized by Adrian Arellano, a well-known performer and instructor in Mexico, and was asked to be one of the founding members of Salzumba Dance Company. After ten months, he began dancing and teaching on his own and later formed his first dance company named “Mamboss,” which is now recognized as one of the biggest salsa companies and schools in Mexico. In search of developing his talent, Adolfo moved to San Antonio, Texas in January of 2004 and was invited to join and teach with Semeneya Dance Company as well as work independently with his former partner Claudia Vazques. It wasn’t until 2003 that his passion for dancing “On 2″ developed after seeing Eddie Torres and his Dancers perform at the New York Salsa Congress that year. With much determination and ambition, he taught himself how to dance “On 2,” New York Style, with the dream of becoming an Eddie Torres Dancer within the next few years.

Adolfo moved to New York City in September of 2004 and was invited to be the exclusive partner of Amanda Estilo in addition to training with Karisma Dancers, directed by his friend Victor Mayovanex. It wasn’t until December 2004 that his dream of becoming an Eddie Torres Dancer was fulfilled. His mentor Eddie Torres discovered his talent and potential instantly and invited Adolfo to join one of the most prestigious teams in the world. After 8 months, Adolfo began to perform exclusively with Jessica Ortiz at the same time becoming one of the elite dancers in the Eddie Torres Company and rising to be one of the newest stars in the New York Mambo scene. After 2 years, his mentor Eddie Torres gave him his blessing to move on and to strive to be one of the top mambo dancers in the world.

Maykel Fonts

Maykel Fonts graduated from the most famous dance school in Cuba, The Tropicana, where he studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Afro and rumba.

In 2000 he moved to Italy with the group Ire Batà and studied with several teachers including Virgilio Pitzalis, Marco Macchetti, Steve LaChance, Gus Bemberry, Christopher Uggins, Chacalli, Paganini and many more. 

In 2005, he attended a professional course in flamenco in Jerez – Spain. Practiced disciplines: ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, flamenco, Latin-American dances and acrobatics. 

You will be able to see and feel his charismatic personality and transfixing music interpretation, which makes him one of the most wanted Cuban dancers, teachers and performers on the international salsa scene. 

Joaquin Arteaga

Bandleader, Percussionist, Producer, Composer.
Joaquin Arteaga, venezuelan musician based in Barcelona Spain; creator, bandleader and timbalero of Tromboranga salsa orchestra. 

From an early age he felt a great passion for music and percussion instruments. 
He studies  Afro Venezuelan percussion at “Fundación Biggot” in Caracas, and also explores Afro Cuban styles and drum set with various teachers in Venezuela.   
During his stay in New York, he attended Boys Harbor where he studied Latin percussion. In 1998 he traveled to Barcelona, Spain, where he studied at the Conservatory of “L’aula de música moderna y jazz”, where he later became part of the teaching staff until 2004.  

In 2004 he travelled to Amsterdam where he had the opportunity to be part of the Gerardo Rosales Orchestra. He also performed several tours in Europe, accompanying Latin artists such as Andy Montañez, Andres Cepeda, Cano Estremera, Jhon Lozano, Gerardo Rosales, Gabino Pampini, Kanabayen Orchestra, La Sucursal SA, Paul De Castro and his Dengue Orchestra, Venezuelan Masters Orchestra, Bloque 53 among others.  He has been endorsed by the prestigious Latin Percussion LP brand, since 2009 and has 3 videos at congahead with Tromboranga. 

Tania Cannarsa

Born in Sri Lanka, but raised in Italy, Tania Cannarsa is a great star in the salsa world known for her natural smoothness and mambo style dancing! Her movements reflect the unison of technical skills and street style, tradition and instinct, real elegance showing the beauty of dancing.

Tania began studying dance when was only 10 years old. She started taking classical ballet classes, eventually adding jazz and lyrical dance to her repertoire. She is a real multi-talented artist!
Gaining experiences and improving skills, she spent the following five years with “Latin Black”.
After this Tania continued with Marco Beretta´s Company “Flamboyant Dancers” with which she progressively acquired New York Style dancing skills.

Hereafter, Tania started her career as a professional dance instructor with her dancing partner Jonathan Somoza before going on to become principle dancer with Adolfo Indacochea’s Latin Soul Dancers, from here, she went on to form a partnership with Charlie Garcia before growing into one of the most in demand Solo artiste in the world of Latin Dance.

Tomas Guerrero

The director of the lengendary Santo Rico dance company in New York, Tomas Guerrero has largely influenced and shaped the style of Salsa and Mambo as we know today through his work in the past two decades. Coming from a street dancer background, Tomas is a natural born creative genius and superb instructor. He was among the first to incorporate multiple continuous spins in his choreographies and established a curriculum for Spin Techniques. Santo Rico under his direction became one of the most influential Salsa/Mambo dance organizations in the world, serving as an inspiration and training platform to New York’s most well-known dancers, performers, instructors, directors and dance companies.

Some of Tomas’ achievements include dancing for some of Salsa’s biggest superstars like Tito Puente, Óscar De León, José Alberto “El Canario”, Sonora Ponceña, & Gilberto Santo Rosa. Also traveling, dancing and working at Salsa Congresses in 45 countries, as well as being featured in his HBO documentary “El Espíritu de la Salsa”.