Luis Aguilar (San Francisco)

A 2-Time World Champion, Founder of Aguilar Dance Productions and Director of Couture Dance Alliance, Luis Aguilar debuted in 2000 with the Salsa Mania Dance Company in San Francisco. Since then, he performed with such giants in the Latin music industry as El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, the Tito Puente Orquestra, Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Jose “El Canario” Alberto, Oscar de Leon, Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem Orquestra and Sonora Carruseles.

In addition to his impressive performance credits, Luis has taken 1st place in many Latin dance competitions and Congresses such as The San Francisco International Salsa Congress and the Bay Area Salsa Dance Competition.

Since joining forces in 2007, Luis and Anya have become the ON2 WORLD SALSA CHAMPIONS for the second year in a row, along with having become two time undefeated San Francisco Congress Salsa champions in ’09 & ’10, undefeated two time New York Congress champions in ’09, ’10, Puerto Rico Hustle and Salsa champions ’09, and are currently the North American Salsa Champions and two time winners of the NY/NJ salsa open. They can also be seen in the upcoming film La Epoca, La Epoca Part 2 and Dancing Scared. Within their short time together Luis and Anya have already graced the stages of many events including Mambo City London Congress, Rome Salsa Congress, San Francisco Salsa Congress, New York City Salsa Congress, International Hustle and Salsa Congress, Puerto Rico Hustle and Salsa Festival, Korea Salsa Congress, Antwerp Salsa Congress in Belgium, Toronto Salsa Congress, Montreal Salsa Festival, Costa Rica Salsa Congress, Ecuador Salsa Congress, San Diego Salsa and Bachata Festival, St. Louis Salsa Congress, Seattle Salsa Congress, Romania Latin Fever, toured Milan as well as televised productions such as Sabado Gigante, Good Morning America and Univision.
With their combined backgrounds, Luis and Anya make a dynamic duo that brings a fresh new element to the salsa dance floor. The right balance between flavor and technique, Luis and Anya’s teaching and performing methods are second to none. Successfully teaching and performing worldwide, Luis and Anya are often referred to as the future of salsa. With their combined backgrounds, impeccable musicality, & elegant yet intricate style, they are the fusion that takes salsa to the next level.
Since retirement from the competition arena, Luis Aguilar now resides in San Francisco, California coaching dance students living up to their full potential as professional dancers.