Tropical Gem (Italy)
Today Tropical Gem is known for a unique blend of different styles, breathtaking choreographies and is said to have defined the modern interpretation of salsa shows. They set the stages on fire all over the world and have proven to surprise the audience with each new choreography ...
Fernando Sosa (Uruquay)
Fernando Sosa, one of the two founders of the group, was born in Uruguay in 1977. In his early childhood he learned artistic gymnastics. Soon after his arrival in Italy at the age of fifteen, he met his dance teacher Alberto Valdes who introduced him to Afro-Cuban dances. After several trips to Cuba Fernando Sosa moved to Bologna and joined his first performance group with dancers of the famous Tropicana (Cuba) ...
Sandy Ramos (USA/Italy)
She was a member of the famous group ‘Salsa Kids’, a group of children between the ages of 12 and 18. They participated in numerous TV shows with well-known artists such as Goldie Hawn, Robbie Williams, Michelle Pfeifer, Andy Garcia etc. ...
Rafael González (Cuba)
Born on Cuba he started his career at the legendary ’Escuela Nacional de Instructores de Arte’ and was a student of the choreograph Narciso Medina at Teatro Nacional de Cuba. At the same time he started to dance ballet, modern dance and cuban traditional dances. At the age of 17 he finished his education in Cuba. He was discovered by Tony Menendez, a well-known choreograph and actor. ...
Motsi Mabuse (Germany)
Born in Mankwe, a little village in the former Republic of Bophutatswana, located in todays Republic of South Africa. Motsi Mabuse studied law, but instead of following her father’s footsteps she went to North-West Arts Council and became a dancer. ...
Andy y Nicci (Switzerland)
The couples home base is Basel (CH) and they can be seen on many international festivals. They specialized in musicality, basics and different styles. Their background of martial arts and salsa is the foundation for their unique style, a mix of modern and urban kizomba with acrobatics.
Flavio Alborino (Germany)
Flavio is well-known for his quote "There exist no mistakes in dance, just variations." He was trained by several teachers in Cuba, New York and Los Angeles. In 2001, he was invited to the ADTV INTAKO (the biggest dance instructors meeting). From 2003 to 2010, he run the legendary salsa club Palladium in Freiburg city. The club was well-known and revival parties still attract many people on an international basis. Since 2014, he is official instructor of 'Dancing Superstars'.
Mambo Mafia (Germany)
Markus Schöffl (Germany)
Markus Schöffl is ADTV instructor, dance coach for standard and latin in the DTV and runs his own dance school in Limburg an der Lahn. He won the „International Dance of the Year“ award in Blackpool in 2017. In Germany he is well-known as choreograph for the ZDF and jury member in the German „Let’s Dance!“ TV show. Furthermore he has worked with super stars such as Loona, Lionel Richie, David Garrett and Black Eyed Peas. His dance DVDs „GET THE DANCE“ are very popular and he is considered to be one of the best choreographs in Germany.