Terry was born in France, not far from Paris. When he was very young, his parents have moved to Guadeloupe, to Antilles Islands, the place her family came from. He took interest in dances when he was a boy, few could surpass him in the traditional Creole dance; he was very good at Hip Hop, and other styles of dances popular with young people..
Milan Italy is home to one of Salsa’s newest up and coming team, Euphoria Dance Company. The Dance Company was formed by Jose “La Salsa” Diaz in 2012 to bring a revived new feel to Mambo On2 in Italy. The company reflects the influence of New York Style On2 dancing with it’s creative interpretation and strong sense of musicality on stage….
Performer/Teacher and Founder of the African Jet Dance Company
Tarek started to dance salsa when he moved to Italy and found he had a passion for the L.A style of salsa. Which he then began to study profoundly.
After a couple of years he decided to form his own group African Jet.
Lubi Jovanovic is one of the UK’s leading salsa/Cuban/Latin promoters and also an internationally acclaimed salsa DJ and latin music CD compiler. In 2012, he celebrates 30 years working in the Latin music business in the UK. For 20 of those years, he has championed live Latin music, from salsa to Cuban son, latin hiphop to Brasilian music. He was a founder member of the original Latin Promoters Network in 1998 and helped organise most of their Arts Council Of England funded tours from 1998 to 2003. He has promoted live Latin music shows in Leeds, London, Manchester and Glasgow.
He has organised UK tours for a variety of international and national artists (including non-ACE funded tours), and programmed major Latin music festivals and events for local authorities and well known Latino drinks brands such as Havana Club, Pampero Rum and Corona. An authority on Latin music, he has co-produced 3 radio series for the BBC, written on Latin music for 12 years with the much respected Straight No Chaser global music magazine and produced 40 compilations of Latin music since 2003 for a variety of labels, and these have sold a total of 180,000 copies worldwide!
Born in Salerno September 7, 1986 he began his dancing at the age of 12, prior to dancing Salsa he was dancing Ballroom (Waltz, Tango, Quick Step and Fox Trot), he discovered the salsa in 2000 and went on to learn various dance styles such as flamenco, modern jazz, New York On2, Afro y Rumba. today Marco is one of the most requested artists worldwide with his ballerina Haridian Benavente….
Johnny & Gina (Poetic Motion) from the Netherlands, are known in the Salsa scene for their unique, detailed en artistic way of movement and creations. They move by energy, make dance their priority, connect people in mental en physical way, make people aware of their body of the one of their dance partner.
Olu Olu has been taking pictures practically all his life and has been dancing for almost equally as long. Combining his passion for travel, dancing and photography he can be seen at many of the Dance Festivals around Europe capturing memories from the dancers point of view with his keen eye for detail and his unusual perspective of the world at large.
“The UK’s Best Salsa Performers”
Salsa Consultants, “Matilda” The Musical
Three Gold Stars Sky One’s “Got To Dance”
“The Home of World Championship Salsa in London”
Together as Pexava Dance Company, which means “Lightning Fast” in Mayan from Gil’s native Mexico, husband and wife Gil and Shelley are an explosive combination on stage and inspire students of every level in their lessons….
MARCHANT BIRCH, Director of Alchemy Dance Company & Academy
Marchant was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He was trained in Ballroom from the age of 7 up to competitive professional level. He won numerous competitions in Ballroom and Street Dance, and was winner of the National Cape Jazz Championship 1999 in South Africa, competing against over 500 couples (Cape Jazz is a partner dance similar to salsa).
Rico & Adda Bio Rico was born in Guinea-Bissau but due to a war in his country moved to Portugal at the age of 22. Whilst growing up he was surrounded by music and dance, and this developed his passion from an early age. His first memories consist of his family dancing at parties and getting together…
Julian is one of our regular DJs at Bravo Bravo Fridays and and ULU Saturdays monthly events, he also plays at other MamboCity events. The relative newcomer has quickly gained an enthusiastic following and was voted top DJ for the South-East region in the 2010 UK Salsa Awards.
You can also catch him at other gigs around the country and abroad – during the past year he has played in Latvia, New Jersey, Ireland and Croatia.
Mauricio Reyes is the founder of LatinMotion, the biggest Salsa outfit in the Midlands since it was established in the early 1990’s. Originally from Latin America but based in Birmingham (UK), Mauricio has been dancing & listening to Salsa all of his life, and began teaching Salsa dancing since the tender age of 17…..
DJ Julian, aka ‘the Duke’, has been working with us since the beginning of Mambo City back in 1999, Julian regularly plays on our monthly events, Weekenders as well as our 5 Star Congress
Abu Gibril aka. DJ Pachanga
Abu has both, taught workshops in Reggaeton, Kizomba and Salsa, as well as DJ’d at international and UK congresses like the World Salsa Jam (Cyprus), International Cuban Congress (London), and the Afro-Latin Dance Festival (Birmingham). When he’s not at blue-ribbon events, DJ Pachanga can be found tearing up the floor at his residency in LatinMotion’s Cuban Revolucion salsa party nights.
Mister François a DJ based in London but has been travelling the world playing music for the last four years. A DJ with a heart as big as his song collection, his skills, passion, dedication and professionalism are widely recognized and sought after on the global stage. Playing festivals from far and wide, Mister François has built a strong reputation on delivering entertaining sets encompassing Kizomba, Semba and Urban Kiz, he is sure to be setting fire to a dance floor near you soon.
Dj -Dennis , best known as The Chemist, is one of London’s finest up and coming Dj’s.
He was born in London, back in 2008 he fell in love with the latin music and Kizomba, He has an amazing smooth style of Djing building a reputation as a crowed pleaser. Playing the very best in Bachata, kizomba and salsa
Dennis, is currently playing at different locations in and around London, as well as Europe.