A selection of the 2020 artists
Tarek and Debbie are well known couple in the salsa scene. Tarek, originally from Morocco, discovered and fell in love with salsa when he moved to Italy. He started to train hard together with his brother Hicham and especially studied the LA style of salsa. After a few years a founded the group African Jet and took over the salsa world by storm with their energetic, creative and innovative choreographies. Debbie, who is from England, started dancing Ballroom and Latin at a very young age. This took her to compete at a professional level . When she moved to Italy she learned to dance salsa. Her great technique and unique style got noticed by Tarek who asked her to join African Jet. Together they thaught and performed in over 30 countries. They are very happy to be back in Holland to schare their passion for salsa with you!
Ersin & Hande started their partnership in 2010. Their chemistry was contagious and they soon started performing and competing at different events. In the 2012-2013 season they became the national salsa champions of Turkey. This, in combination with winning the Rising Star competition at the Berlin Salsa Congress, propelled their professional dance career. That they love teaching salsa is immediately noticed in their positive and upbuilding energy during classes. Ersin & Hande are super excited to be invited to a Dutch event for the very first time!
Mitchell Provence has been a dancer, performer, educator for over 20 years. He trained in several disciplines with numerous top teachers ans choreographers . This experience has made him to strive to be more than a salsa dancer. Besides being a gifted salsero he also specializes in Afro Cuban, Afro contemporary and modern dance. This mixture of styles has inspired him to help beginning and advanced dancers be more aware of their body and how to express themselves through dance. Together with his dance partner Martina Placeres he will also strive to inspire our visitors.
Brian Libier, the founder of Salsaddiction, doesn’t need any introduction. This dedicated teacher, performer, competitor has beeen in the top of the salsa scene for more than 2 decades. If you want to have fun while learning essential techniques and intricate turn patterns don’t search any further, Brian is your guy! This multiple Dutch and European salsa champion is one of Holland’s finest. We are proud to have him aboard our staff.
Geno & Steffie are the founders of Bachata Passion dance company. That they are passionate about bachata is clear to see in the speed their dance company grew. Within 3 years Bachata Passion has grown to become a dance company with 20+ mombers, 3 show teams, weekly bachata classes in several cities and shows and workshops in Europe and Africa. Besides that they have won multiple titles in bachata competitions and championships. Geno & Steffie is the perfect couple to complement our salsa program with some amazing bachata workshops.