Performers & Instructors

Billy Fajardo

Billy Fajardo

U.S.A.

Billy Fajardo has over 30 years of dance performance experience. As a young man, he was the founder and lead performer of the Dance Dimensions, the internationally acclaimed dance company who appeared on Don Kirshner?s Rock Concert from 1978-1982.

AHTOY JULIANA

AHTOY JULIANA

U.S.A.

Ahtoy Juliana is the Director of BAILA Society, founded in 2006. She is a Rising Star Theater Arts Champion and has been judging national and international dance competitions since 2007.

Karen & Ricardo

Karen & Ricardo

Argentina - Chile

Karen Forcano from Argentina & Ricardo Vega from Chile, are currently without a doubt, the World’s most wanted Salsa Cabaret Couple. They are 5 times World Salsa Champions 2012-16 on Salsa Cabaret Division and 2 times World Salsa Summit Champion 2016-17.

Stacey Lopez

Stacey Lopez

Puerto rico

The renowned salsa choreographer and dancer, Stacey López , who received a recognition this year on National Salsa Day in Puerto Rico and has danced alongside the greatest musicians of this genre, such as Ismael Miranda, José Alberto ‘El Canario’ and Tito Nieves, etc.

Yolimar Cartagena

Yolimar Cartagena

Puerto Rico

Yolimar Cartagena has been taking dance classes since she was six years old. She is a professional in Salsa, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Bomba, Plena, Body Movement and Ballet.

Jimmy Anton

Jimmy Anton

U.S.A.

Jimmy Anton in one of NYC’s premier Salsa artists. He had been a dancer with the Tito Puente & Eddie Torres dance troupes and later formed his own troupe of 36 dancers which has twice been featured in Madison Square Garden.

Nelson Flores

Nelson Flores

U.S.A.

Nelson is producer of the international dance competition World Salsa Summit and has been a dancer in several companies. Today in addition to being one of the “Masters of New York Mambo” himself, Nelson is the director of his own dance group, the Descarga Latina Dance Company.

Destiny Garcia

Destiny Garcia

U.S.A.

Destiny Garcia has been dancing for about 6 years and has been trained by world renown instructor Nelson Flores. She is currently dancing with Nelson Flores’ dance company Descarga Latina, both Semi Pro and Pro team.

DESCARGA LATINA

DESCARGA LATINA

U.S.A.

Descarga Latina is New Yorkers’ pride. In 1997, the team began as a small Salsa dance troupe, and then slowly evolved into something much more. The group has performed on many prestigious stages, including with the Fania All Stars at Madison Square Garden in 1999.

Kaytee Namgyal

Kaytee Namgyal

India - Italy

Kaytee is the heart and soul of Salsa India and is a perfectionist, laying great emphasis on technique and also on attitude and interpretation of the music. He calls his unique style “Karma-Salsa”. Why? Because “Karma” is Kaytee’s real name.

Ryoko Ohara & Wabisabi

Ryoko Ohara & Wabisabi

Japan

Ryoko won the first position in the Japanese Version of Dance With Stars in 2006. She started her own Dance Company ELEGGUA in 2007 and they have performed in West Coast Salsa Congress, NY Salsa congress, and various events.

Roberto Grasso

Roberto Grasso

Italy

Roberto Grasso is a one of most popular teachers in Liguria region, Italy. He teaches, performs and DJs (Roby El Gordo) in various venues and cities in Italy. He specializes in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and Surfing.

RICHARD THOLOOR

RICHARD THOLOOR

India

Elysia & Pedro

Elysia & Pedro

AUSTRALIA/VENEZUELA

Pedro Gonzalez & Elysia Baker are the current Australian Salsa/Cha Cha Professional Champions, and recently placed 2nd in the world in professional Cha Cha couples at the World Salsa Summit, USA.

Ryu & Amalia

Ryu & Amalia

Japan

Specialized in Kizomba, bachata & salsa they had teach and perform in Spain, France, Portugal, Korea & Japan.

Jonathan & Rhythm

Jonathan & Rhythm

Peru - Japan

Jonathan & Rhythm are dance partners. They perform and teach in many Salsa festival around the world. Rhythm also performs solo and recently started Ladies Shine Performance team.

Reyno & Suci

Reyno & Suci

INDONESIA

Founded and managed by Reyno Tommy Mulyono. Salsa Fresca Indonesia based in Bandung and well known throughout Indonesia and South East Asia. Salsa Fresca Indonesia has been performing in several events in Indonesia and Asia.

Nirvana & Ssun

Nirvana & Ssun

South Korea

Carlo & Veronica

Carlo & Veronica

Carlo Grasso & Veronica Rossi are 2 professional Kizomba teachers and dancers from Italy. In 2018, they participated in the OLYMPIADES OF KIZOMBA in Paris, ranking 3° in category KIZOMBA SENSUAL. They perform and teach in many National and International Congress in Maldives, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Tuscany and Sardinia, etc.

Arun Bachatero

Arun Bachatero

India

A science graduate from University of Edinburgh, turned into a salsa professional, Arun Started SALSA in September 2007 as a social dancer and now is one of the Internationally recognised afro and latin dancer, Instructor, trainer, choreographer and Promoter from India.

Ngoc Nam & Bich Ngoc

Ngoc Nam & Bich Ngoc

Vietnam

With many years of experience in Salsa practising, competing and teaching, Doan Ngoc Nam currently has a great influence on Vietnam Salsa. Being the director of Spring Salsa Company, he is very enthusiastic in working and has attained plenty of achievements locally and internationally.

Sanjay

Sanjay

India

Jaxen Tan

Jaxen Tan

Malaysia

Jaxen was once the Malaysian Salsa Champion and together with Cecilia they went on to build the bachata scene in Malaysia. They were coined by the locals as the Malaysian Bachata King and later on they pioneered the Brazilian Zouk scene in Malaysia.

Mitch Frohman

Mitch Frohman

U.S.A.

Mitch Frohman will bring over 25 years of experience with NYC’s top Latin bands such as TITO PUENTE ORCHESTRA & LATIN-JAZZ ENSEMBLE and MONGO SANTAMARIA. Mitch has just been awarded the 2016 LATIN JAZZ USA “Chico O’Farrill” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

Varun

Varun

India

Director for Club Salsa International. Organizer of ISKBF Chandigarh. Choreographer/Instructor for over a decade and has worked across Asia for various events has Choreographed over 800 events and worked with over 20,000 students in 18years of working in the dance industry. www.csi.ind.in

John Antony

John Antony

India

RAPTURE SALSA DANCE ACADEMY

RAPTURE SALSA DANCE ACADEMY

AUSTRALIA

Premier salsa dance school of Perth, Western Australia – Rapture Salsa Dance Academy – was founded in 2001 by Chris De Souza. We present the 2018 RSDA student performance team.

The Gentlemen of Bailar Production

The Gentlemen of Bailar Production

AUSTRALIA

Bailar Productions is a Perth-based performance company that specialises in Latin fusion. The Gentlemen of Bailar Productions were born from a dream by company founder, Genevieve Syn, and new team member, experience dancer Stefano Iovane.

Salsabrosa

Salsabrosa

Japan

KRB66

KRB66

Japan

Roberto Grasso is a one of most popular teachers in Liguria region, Italy. He teaches, performs and DJs (Roby El Gordo) in various venues and cities in Italy. He specializes in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and Surfing.

ALEX & SAORI

ALEX & SAORI

Thailand

With over 16 years experience in the international salsa scene, Saori and her Bachata partner Alex were given the honor of becoming the co-directors of the Bangkok Touch Team in September 2013 and also the Ladies Touch Bangkok in 2014, which is part of the global Island Touch Dance Academy brand headed by international bachata superstars Jorge and Tanja (Ataca y La Alemana) and DJ El Tiguere.

AOY AND LA RUEDA

AOY AND LA RUEDA

Thailand

AOY Thattima, considered to be one of the top salsa & bachata dancers, instructors and choreographers in Thailand. She has been travelling to U.S.A. to learn with one of the top salsa teacher SAMANTHA BRAVA (Salsamotion Dance Academy) in Seattle USA in year 2004, and start performing on different occasions.

rumPUREE

rumPUREE

Thailand

rumPUREE is the premier dance studio in Bangkok, Thailand, offering classes in world dance. The team is composed of dance professionals who specialize in different disciplines such as New York Salsa, Bachata, Bellydance, Argentine Tango, Swing, Pole Dance, Zumba, etc.

DJ

Henry Knowles

Henry Knowles

U.S.A

Henry, known as the # 1 Salsa DJ around the world, is the DJ’s disc jockey, spinning that tension-building beat and filling dancers with “ánimo.” With “la clave” in his heart and the music in his veins, he carries his passion for Latin culture and music in his work.

Montuno

Montuno

Canada

For over 12 years DJ Montuno has been Canada’s widest travelled and most popular Salsa Festival DJ. Based in Montreal, he has DJed at all the major Canadian salsa events, including the Montreal Salsa Convention.

DJ Sisco

DJ Sisco

Canada

Francisco Garcia, born in Nicaragua, has been exposed to salsa from a very early age. His deep love of music started around the age of 10 when he began to play the trumpet, leading him to appreciate the many intricacies that compose the musical arrangements of Salsa.

DJ Cola

DJ Cola

Peru

DJ Cola AKA Jorge Chocano has been a DJ since 2000. His passion for music and DJing techniques led him to learn not only about songs and mixing, but also about sound equipment and systems to create the perfect atmosphere in clubs.

DJ Ajad

DJ Ajad

Japan

DJ Ajad is one of the most wanted Salsa and Mambo DJ from Japan. Himself being a Salsa dancer he always meets the need of what the dancers want on the dance floor.

Roberto Grasso

Roberto Grasso

Italy

Roberto Grasso is a one of most popular teachers in Liguria region, Italy. He teaches, performs and DJs (Roby El Gordo) in various venues and cities in Italy. He specializes in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and Surfing.

Ryu & Amalia

Ryu & Amalia

Japan

Specialized in Kizomba, bachata & salsa they had teach and perform in Spain, France, Portugal, Korea & Japan.

Kaytee Namgyal

Kaytee Namgyal

India - Italy

Kaytee is the heart and soul of Salsa India and is a perfectionist, laying great emphasis on technique and also on attitude and interpretation of the music. He calls his unique style “Karma-Salsa”. Why? Because “Karma” is Kaytee’s real name.

Photographers

DANIEL TARROSA

DANIEL TARROSA

PHOTOGRAPHER

Daniel Tarrosa is the founder and photographer of Salchata Media Bloc covering many salsa and bachata events in the USA and Asia. Born in the Philippines but migrated to USA in 1997, Daniel made an immediate impact into salsa scenes since 2011 starting at a local club in Jacksonville, Florida.

ASANKA ATAPATTU

ASANKA ATAPATTU

PHOTOGRAPHER

Asanka is well known for his talented photography skills. His passion and work for photography has taken him to various destinations around the globe. He has covered many salsa festivals in India, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia and so on.

JOHNNY

JOHNNY

PHOTOGRAPHER

Program

Thursday 1 Nov, 2018

Friday 2 Nov, 2018

Saturday 3 Nov, 2018

Sunday 4 Nov, 2018

Thursday 1 Nov, 2018

13:00 – 17:00
Ahtoy’s Ladies Styling
Performance Boot Camp

Paitoon Room
33rd Fl @Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

14:00 – 18:00
Billy’s Judge
Certification Course

Meeting Room
Starbucks Café
@Jasmine City Building
Sukhumvit 23

21:00 – 01:00
Salsa Bangkok Fiesta
Pre-Party

ABar
Bangkok Marriott Marquis
Sukhumvit 22

Friday 2 Nov, 2018

13:00 – 17:00
Stacey Lopez’s Classic
Mambo Shine Performance
Boot Camp

Paitoon Room
33rd Fl @Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

12:00 – 17:00
Salsa Bangkok
Asia Pacific International
Dance Championships
(APIDC)

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

17:30 – 19:00
Tech Rehearsal
(Performers Only)

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @ Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

20:00 – 03:00
Performance showcase
and Dance Party

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @ Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

Saturday 3 Nov, 2018

09:00 – 17:00
Master Dance Workshop

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

17:30 – 19:00
Tech Rehearsal
(Performers Only)

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @ Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

20:00 – 03:00
Performance showcase
and Dance Party

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @ Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

Sunday 4 Nov, 2018

09:00 – 16:45
Master Dance Workshop

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

14:00 – 19:00
Salsa Bangkok Pool Party

Double Tree Hotel
Sukhumvit 26

20:00 – 03:00
Performance showcase
and Dance Party

Petch-Pailin Room
12th Fl @ Windsor Suites Hotel
Sukhumvit 20

Master Dance Workshop

Dress Code

Hilight

Tickets

Full Festival

297
or
9,500

Thurs Welcome Party

Fri Competition Afternoon

Fri-Sun Dance Parties

Sat-Sun Dance Workshops

Ahtoy Juliana’s Boot Camp

Stacey Lopez’s Boot Camp

Pool Party



Full Party

125
or
4,000

Thurs Welcome Party

Fri Competition Afternoon

Fri-Sun Dance Parties

Sat-Sun Dance Workshops

Ahtoy Juliana’s Boot Camp

Stacey Lopez’s Boot Camp

Pool Party



Master Boot Camps & WSS Judging Course Tickets

Ahtoy’s Salsa Lady Styling Performance Boot Camp

$125/฿4,000





Stacey Lopez’s Classic Mambo Shine Performance Boot Camp

$125/฿4,000





Billy Fajardo’s Judging Course

$250/฿8,200
(Until Space Permitted)





Daily Workshop / Night Party / Performance

Daily Workshop and Night Pass: 6-hour workshops + shows + party

$138/฿4,500

Please Choose Which Day



Daily Night Party & Show Pass: Shows and party

$46/฿1,500

Please Choose Which Night



Daily Night Show ONLY Pass: Watching shows only

$19/฿600

Please Choose Which Night



Fri – Sun Show ONLY: Watching shows only

$37/฿1,200



Organizers

Apple Busakorn

Apple Busakorn

Thailand

Jost Wagner

Jost Wagner

Germany

Aoy Thattima

Aoy Thattima

Thailand

Henry Knowles

Henry Knowles

U.S.A