Kelly Lannan & Eric Caty
Eric and Kelly are the owners of Alberta Dancesport – Calgary's best place to dance, the directors of Salsa Rica Productions, and the organizers of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and the Edmonton Ballroom and Salsa Gala.
Eric and Kelly are proud to be choreographers on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and to have been finalists at many World Professional Salsa Championships. Eric and Kelly perform and teach on the international salsa circut and judge many events including the Global Salsa Championships at the World Salsa Summit.
Kelly Lannan is an owner of Alberta Dancesport, a director of Salsa Rica Productions, and an organizer of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, Edmonton Ballroom and Salsa Gala, Ultimate Latin Dance Championship and Montreal Salsa Fest.
Kelly has been a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and has been a finalist at many World Professional Salsa Championships. Kelly is a judge, teacher, and competition coordinator at many events including the Global Salsa Championships at The Summit.
Eric is an owner of Alberta Dancesport, a director of Salsa Rica Productions, and an organizer of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, Edmonton Ballroom and Salsa Gala, Ultimate Latin Dance Championship and Montreal Salsa Fest.
Eric has been a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and has been a finalist at many World Professional Salsa Championships. Eric is a judge, teacher, and competition coordinator at many events including the Global Salsa Championships at The Summit.
Tito & Tamara
Tito and Tamara are internationally known salsa dancers from Puerto Rico who have performed in over 75 cities around the world. Both Tito and Tamara began dancing at a young age, and have over 20 years of salsa dancing experience. They are also skilled at other dance forms such as jazz, ballet, hip hop and more.
Tamara Livolsi is a celebrated dancer, teacher, choreographer, and judge from Puerto Rico. Tamara has been featured in the movies ‘Dirty Dancing Havana Nights’, ‘Yellow’, ‘El Cantante: Hector Lavoe’ and ‘American Gangster’. Tamara has worked with Artists like Luis Fonsi, Manny Manuel, Ednita Nazario, Grupo Mania and Wilkins among others. Tamara travels the world performing with her husband and partner Tito Ortos.
Tito Ortos is a celebrated dancer, teacher, choreographer, and judge from Puerto Rico. Tito has been featured in the movies ‘Dirty Dancing Havana Nights’, ‘Yellow’, ‘El Cantante: Hector Lavoe’ and ‘American Gangster’. Tito is the director of the San Juan City Salsa Dance Program. He has been a choreographer for artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle, El Gran Combo, Michael Stuart, Tito Nieves, Ruben Blades, Richie Rey y Bobby Cruz, Domingo Quinones, Ismael Miranda, Elvis Crespo, Cheo Feliciano, Modesto Cepeda, Andy Montanez, NG2, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Tommy Olivencia, Julio Voltio and Tego Calderon. Tito travels the world performing with his wife and partner Tamara Livolsi.
Bianca Chapman is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed, professional dancer, instructor, and competition judge, specializing in salsa, bachata, latin social dancing, choreography, and competitions. She has performed and led dance workshops in South Korea, Nicaragua, Guatemala, United States, Honduras, Peru, China, Sweden, India, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Japan, and French Guiana. She has been featured in professional showcases around the world. As a member of the world renowned Alma Latina Dance Company, she has placed 1st in Pro-Am Bachata Teams division and 1st in Pro-Am Salsa Teams division. Among other awards, she has also placed 2nd in the World Latin Dance Cup in the Professional Bachata Couples Division and 2nd in the Professional Salsa On2 Couples Division. She has also placed 2nd in the Los Angeles International Bachata competition featured on MTV. As an award-winning dancer and instructor, she specializes in Salsa Mambo (On2), Salsa On1, Urban Bachata, Sensual Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, and Modern Bachata.
Luis & Andrea
Luis García and Andrea Cobos, from Spain (Cádiz and Ibiza respectively), are one of the most captivating bachata couples today, recognized worldwide for their sensual bachata style. They have training in different disciplines of Latin rhythms (salsa, bachata, chacha, etc.), as well as flamenco (Luis) and sports gymnastics (Andrea), which have helped them develop their own style of sensual bachata, highlighting its technique, sensuality, fluidity and its continuous innovations that help develop the world of dance. They are specialists with a university career in teaching techniques and methodology.
It is in 2015 when they started their professional career together, participating as artists in dance congresses in Europe and Africa, the recognition of their dance is triggered when videos on social networks began to be seen throughout the rest of the world. In mid-2015, they began their Asian tour, creating choreographies and teaching their own dance style to teachers from all parts of the continent.
In 2016, they visited the United States for the first time, starting in San Francisco, making their way to cities like New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Virginia, Orlando, Chicago, etc. It is at the end of this year when they collaborated with bachata artist Dani J on his theme "Amor Eterno" being the main dancers of his video. Since then the media impact on which it generated has continued to grow, having more than 260,000 followers on Facebook, 110,000 on Instagram, and more than 15 million views on their YouTube videos. At the end of 2017, after touring through South and Central America, they decided to be part of an online dance school (dancesurfing.com), with students from all corners of the planet who receive their training and teach their style in their respective countries. They currently have their own dance companies called Luis and Andrea Bachata Team in 12 different cities in Europe, Asia, and America. These companies represent their choreographies in dance congresses in their respective countries. They have been judges in a multitude of international bachata competitions and thrilled to be on the panel
for the Ultimate Latin Dance Championship.
Jorge Martinez is a celebrated World Salsa Champion from Mexico. Jorge is a director of Salsa Na’Ma Oaxaca and the Oaxaca Salsa and Bachata Festival. Jorge is a judge of many World Salsa Championship events including the Summit and Ultimate Latin Dance Championship.