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Kiri Chapman (USA)

Kiri Chapman started professionally touring and performing at 17. She has received awards from competitions and schools including the American Ballet Theatre, Youth America Grand Prix and the New York International Ballet Competition. Her work with Marc Brewer in kizomba, bachata, salsa, and zouk has captured international attention and the couple has won championships in Bachata Fusion (Bachata Open, Albacete Spain), Salsa Cabaret (Rising Star World Salsa Summit), Bachata Cabaret (Rising Star World Salsa Summit), Salsa Open (Midwest Salsa Open), Bachata Open (Ultimate Latin Dance Championship, Las Vegas) and were recently finalists at the World Salsa Open in Puerto Rico. They have been touring nationally and internationally for several years, and have become well known for their fusion style. Their performances have received multiple awards including “Best Show” in Fujairah Latin Dance Festival (UAE), “Director’s Choice Award” at the Toronto Bachata Festival (CA) and have been featured on the hit TV show America’s Got Talent.

 

 

Javi Raza Negra(Peru)

It is a professional dancer with formation of funk and hip hop, modern jazz, contemporary and Afro Cuban performing its formation in Madrid Spain. He has participated in several festivals in Spain:Bembibre salsa festival - Burgosalson - Simposium de Madrid-Tropical Gem & Friends - Cantabria Topical. And international: Bologna Latino Festival Italy - Javi and Alien Ramirez Lebanon Latin Festival - Balkan Salsa Congress - Istanbul International Dance Festival - Antwerpen Latino Congress Belgium - Greece,Aigio & Salsa Spring Festival,Salsa Jam in Cyprus, International Japan Latin Dance Congress - Malta Latin Dance Festival - Tbilisi Dance Festival - Afro Latin Egypt - Dubai International Dance Festival - Semi finalista en el Miami World Latin Dance Cup. reaching the heart of all the public currently is one of the soloists more active in this field mobility, foot speed and speed in the turns are his seal that differentiate others!! always it is updated in different types of Dance! currently he lives in Lluxembourg and now is Working with Fadi Fusion.

 

 

Joshua & Tamahi Lopez (NY USA / Yamaguchi Japan)

Directors of " Dulce con Fuego dance company " (Hiroshima / Yanaguchi Japan)

Established in 2012 and founded by Tamahi Futsuda the dance companyentered a new phase and element when co-director Joshua Lopez tookthe company to new heights by including 17 years of experience andtraining to Tamahi’s already 12 year background.

Tamahi and Josh make up Dulce con Fuego dance company and met in “Yamulee” dance company in New York City several years prior before moving to Japan. Located in Hiroshima City and Yamaguchi (Iwakuni), they offered a variety of classes and workshops throughout various parts of Japan that focused on spinning, partner work and shines or footwork at a very intense level. Known for their sharp technique and cool shines that are derived from Yamulee and other members of the Salsa community they add beautyand refinement to the movements that everyone has come to know and love.

 

 

 

Ryu & Amalia (Tokyo Japan)

 

 

 

 

Erik Rodriguez (USA / Okinawa)

Erik Rodriguez (Mamboki)
(Okinawa / USA)

One the pioneers of Eddie Torres NY club style On2 in Japan, Erik has been teaching in Okinawa since 2000.
Erik is a native of New York where he learned most of his dance education. Erik is trained in Salsa Casino, LA style On1, NY club style On2, Afro-Latin Funk & body movement.
He has performed or taught at:
2002 Japan Salsa Congress
2003 Japan Salsa Congress
2004 New York Salsa Congress
2008 Asia Latin Festival, Korea
2009 Asia Latin Festival, Korea
2010 Hawaii Salsa Festival
2010 New York Salsa Congress
2011 Hawaii Salsa Festival
2012 Asia Latin Festival, Seoul, Korea
2013 We Love Salsa vol. 2 & 3 Sapporo, Japan
2014 Paco's 5yr Anniversary Social, Nagoya, Japan
2015 Houston Salsa Congress, Houston Tx.
2015 Mambongo On2 Social, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

 

Felipe (Colombia / Tokyo Japan)

コロンビア出身。2010年に日本に来日し、スタジオ専属インストラクターとして活動後、独立。Cali Rumba Japon(カリルンバハポン)を立ち上げ、カリサルサをメインにマパレ(コロンビアのアフリカンダンスに似たフォルクロール)サルサon1,バチャータ等を教え現在に至る。
日本を始め海外の様々なイベントや大会に参加し、2013年 ジャパンカップのペア部門で1位、2014年 同大会、同部門にて2位、2015年 ジャパンバチャータカップにて2位、2016年には1位となる。


He was born in Cali, Colombia.
In 2010,He moved to Tokyo, Japan
and started to work as an instructor at a dance studio and then he has started his own dance company Cali Rumba Japón. He's been teaching Cali salsa, Mapale(Afro Colombian),Salsa on1 and Bachata.Participated in various events and competitions abroad,including Japan.
He won the 1st prize for the pair category of Japan Cup in 2013 and the 2nd prize in 2014,the 2nd prize for the pair category of Japan Bachata Cup in 2015 and the1st prize in 2016.

 

 

 

 

Aya & Kita (Tokyo Japan)

Directors of " Bueno y Bueno" (Tokyo Japan)

2004年より活動開始。ロサンゼルスへ渡り実力派サルサダンサーJosie Negliaはじめ海外のトップダンサーに師事。 また、ジョルジュ高橋&リタの主宰する「アダジオ商会」に所属し、リフトテクニックを主としたダンスパフォーマンスを行ってきた。2006年国立市に「ス タジオブエノ!」をオープン、サルサ、アルゼンチンタンゴ、ベリーダンスのレッスンを提供。
2010年The World Latin Dance Cup in San Diego出場。
2013年LA OPENにてソロ部門3位入賞。
2016年よりTokyo Touchディレクターをつとめる。

 

 

 

Edwin & Naoko (Guatemala / Japan)

2015年ミラノに渡り、Sosa Dance Academyで1年on1サルサ,on2サルサ,アフロキューバンを学ぶ。その間,ミラノ,シチリア,ノルウェー,ロンドンなどヨーロッパ各地のイベントに出場する。
帰国後、ジャパンサルサコンペティション2016に出場、on1部門2位入賞。ジャパンサルサコングレス2016にペアで出場。
2017年ロサンゼルスサルサフェスティバル出場。

Edwin & Naoko traveled together to Milan in 2015 and learned Salsa On1, On2 and Afro Cuban Movement at Sosa Dance Academy for 1 year. During that time, they traveled to Sicily, Norway, London etc. and performed at many events. After returning to Japan, they competed at Japan Salsa Competition 2016 and placed 2nd in Salsa On1 category. Other events they performed together are; Japan Salsa Congress 2016 and most recently, LA Salsa Festival 2017.

 

 

 

 

Lenny & Mio (Osaka Japan)

Directors of " VIDA LATINA Dance Co." (Osaka Japan)

Lenny Baeza (Santiago, Chile) & Mio Takagi (Hiroshima, Japan) met in Brisbane Australia in 2002, and established VIDA LATINA Dance Co. They opened their own studio in Brisbane Australia in 2005, and in 2011 they opend Vida Latina Osaka, Japan. Lenny & Mio are professional dancers and choreographers and produced theatrical Latin dance shows. They have traveled all over Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia & Japan for workshops & shows. Currently living in Osaka Japan, Lenny & Mio teach Salsa, Zouk, Bachata and Samba regularly at their studio. They are known as highly skilled Acrobatic Latin dancers and as the pioneers of Zouk Dance in Kansai Japan. Lenny & Mio have performed with world's renowned Latin bands such as; "Victor Manuel", "Orquesta de la luz", "Maykel Blanco" and many more. They are also the organizers of Osaka Latin Dance Festival established in 2014. Currently performing at many festival & corporated functions all over Japan.

 

PERFORMERS & TEAMS

 

Marcos & Saori (Peru / Kobe, Japan)

 

 

 

Sultan Jamal (Morocco)

Jamal was born in Casablanca Morocco and moved to New York City at the age of 13.

He started learning Ballet and Jazz dance at a young age of 5 in Casablanca Morocco. He furthered his dance education at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre specializing in Ballet and Pas de Deux(lifts and tricks), Jazz, Modern (Martha Graham), and African when he moved to New York City and eventually went on and joined Alvin Ailey's second company and that was when his dance career started! Along the years, Jamal has had many years of experience in dancing and performing all over the world such as New York City, Las Vegas, Japan, Thailand, Philippine, Singapore, Morocco as well as on cruises. Jamal is certified as Zin Zumba fitness and Aqua Zumba Instructor and has been teaching in USA, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Philippine and Morocco.

 

 

 

Tokyo Touch (Tokyo, Japan)

 

 

 

 

Bueno y Bueno (Tokyo, Japan)

 

 

 

 

 

【お問い合わせ| Contact】

For all enquiry about the festival please contact; 

Phone: (International) +81 90 8574 3272 (国内)090-8574-3272

Emai: vidalatinajapan@hotmail.com

 

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