Kathy Reyes grew up developing an incredible passion and talent for dancing. She began her dance training at El Camino College in 2007. It was within this program that she discovered the intensity and adrenaline transmitted through her performance.

In 2008 she became a member of Tropical Rhythm Dance Company directed by Luis Aguilar in Los Angeles. He assisted Kathy in improving her skills and expanding her ability as a performer. During her involvement as a member of Tropical Rhythm, she had the opportunity to tour for various salsa congresses and competitions.

The following year, she began to express herself with the passionate and tender feeling that Bachata transmits throughout her soul. Kathy went full force and began to acquire national attention after winning her first Bachata competition in Los Angeles, and obtaining second place in Bachata at the World Latin Dance Cup, 2010. She would be placing first at various dance competition later on. She truly captivates the hearts of many when she sets foot onto the dance floor and is defined as “Short, Smooth and Sexy” [SSS]! No doubt that her talent is a true gift from God and a blessing for others: dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart takes one to a whole different level.

Nowadays, Kathy resides in San Francisco where she direct and train her dance team (KR Dance). They have performed at various dance festivals and congresses.

Joe had been in the dance scene for many years. He has learned bachata, salsa and kizomba from several world renown dance teachers. Nowadays, he is teaching kizomba & urbankiz all over the place; Philippines, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Reno, Canada, just to name a few. Aside from dancing, he is also known as DJ KiJoemba, a kizomba dj and a resident instructor & DJ at the Saturday Mega Party in East Bay California.

Andrew Cervantez is a salsa instructor and competitor originally from Sacramento. Andrew began dancing salsa as a teen, and is now one of the top salsa dancers in the world and is an in-demand instructor and performer at salsa congresses around the globe.
Andrew is a 3-Time World Dance champion in the Same Gender division of the World Latin Dance Cup, and has won the title 3 years in a row with his partner John Narvaez. Andrew was also a principal dancer of Salsamania Dance Company, and competed with the team in 2011 and 2013 when they won the world title.
Andrew is a skilled dancer who is an expert in both leading and following technique. He often teaches workshops throughout all over the world on styling and spinning technique.
Andrew was a contestant on the national TV show “America’s Got Talent“, along with his partner John, and the duo made it through the auditions and Judgement Week to qualify for the quarterfinals.
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.
Specialties: Salsa, Cha Cha, Cuban Movement, Bachata, Merengue
Ana “Masacote” Tinajero, an international ambassador of Latin dance and music, has more than 20 years of experience as an instructor, dancer, and choreographer. She has loved dancing since childhood, and she began her formal dance training with folkloric dance at age 5 and Salsa at age 15.
Ana was profiled in La Voz del Mambo Magazine as “The Future of Mambo,” in Cuerpo Magazine, and the Dallas Morning Newspaper; she has been a judge and guest of honor at salsa competitions and festivals worldwide. She believes that through dance, we can break down cultural barriers while we learn to better understand ourselves, and each other.
Ana holds a BS in Management Science from MIT in Cambridge. She co-founded Masacote Entertainment with Joel Masacote in 2003 and has since spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries across 5 continents. Ana was a recipient of the 2015 New England Salsa Music Award for lifetime achievement in dance and is an alumna of the 2015 Goldman Sachs 10KSB National Program.
Notable Stages
– Carnegie Hall
– Lincoln Center’s “La Raza Latina” with Larry Harlow & Ruben Blades
– Lincoln Center’s “Midsummer Night Swing”
– NY Couture Fashion Week
– Hynes Convention Center, Boston’s “First Night”
– National Society of Hispanic MBAs National Conference
– 30+ International Salsa Festival Platforms

    With an impressive 30years of Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Salsa, Ballroom and Street Latin, Vali is set to detonate the floor on fire. As a lover and participant of all styles of dance it is no surprise that she is an inspiration to watch as she gets lost in the music. A dancer who is not afraid to feel the funk and guarantees to mesmerise your dance as she continues her strong delivery of Street Latin.

    Vali is the artist accountable together with her then partner Oliver Pineda for taking the risk and introducing Kizomba in Australia and in the Salsa Scene around the world back in 2008, teaching and performing it. Her love for Kizomba brings her today collaborating with the best Kizomba male artist around the world.

    Her work includes representing Australia and Greece at various congresses and competitions around the world, performing, teaching, judging and featured in various world dance tours and major events throughout Europe, Oceania, United States and Asia.

    Achievements:
    Australian Cha Cha Ladies Champion 2014
    Australian Cha cha Couples Champion 2014
    World Salsa Champion 2012
    Australian Bachata Champion 2011
    Assistant Movie director 2011
    World Salsa Championship 6th Place 2009
    Asian Salsa Open Champion 2009
    Choreographer in ‘Dancing With The Stars’ & ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ 2008-2009
    International Judge Since 2008
    Australian Salsa Champion 2008
    Australian salsa Champion 2007
    Australian Dancing Society Honours 2006
    Dancesport Latin/Ballroom Overall Champion 2006

Benga is a Nigeria born international dancing sensation, with backgrounds in several African dances, ballroom dances, American dances, and latin dances. From Waltz to Tango, Makoussa to Kizomba, hip hop to west coast swing, and Irish dance to Bollywood.  Benga has intensive dancing experiences all across the globe. An Afro Beats and Afro-cuban solo performer, and a latin dance instructor well known to many now as the Da Beatz.   With 26 years of African Dancing and 8 years of professional latin dancing, Benga is teaching and promoting at every Latin events possible with his own vibrant style of Fun Swagness all over the world.

Jules Bertrand Nouyadjam is a dance teacher, performer, choreographer and DJ!

Jules is originally from Cameroon, Africa and has been living in Montreal, Canada since the age of 10. He has been a passionate dancer for over 15 years, exploring everything from African dance, salsa, afro-cuban, bachata, cha cha, samba and hip hop. He is inspired by fusion and body isolation.


In 2010, after falling in love with Brazilian zouk and kizomba, Jules opened the Interfusion Danse Company. Jules has spent time living in Brazil to fully immerse himself in the culture, language and various styles of Brazilian zouk.


Jules have travelled to Portugal and Paris to take part in a comprehensive Kizomba and Semba teacher training and also in Angola to further his knowledge in the traditional source of these dances.


Jules has been teaching, performing and djing in salsa, bachata, zouk, kizomba and afro-house in Canada, USA, Europe, Brazil and Asia!

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10 yrs ago, Rodney Aquino, Juan Ruiz & Jorge Elizondo along with their bachata friends organized the very first bachata festivals in the USA (2009). Join them in San Francisco, Califronia as they celebrate the explosion of bachata dancing 10yrs and growing!

FROM THE ORGANIZERS OF THE 1ST BACHATA FESTIVALS IN THE USA, PRESENTS!

The 10-Year Annivesary of 1st USA BACHATA FESTIVALS Celebration

FEAT..., Rodchata, Jorge Elizondo, Juan Ruiz, Camille Yannantuno, Tony Lara, Alejandro Rey, ZEKE, Joe Quinones, Vince Torres, Ataca y Alemana, Bryon & Sammantha + ALL STAR CASTS will be in San Francisco to celebrate the 10th year of the very 1st bachata festivals in the USA (Reno & San Francisco)

Limitless Production Presents: 
The 10TH YEAR CELEBRATION of the 1st USA Bachata Festivals

- 3 Party Rooms and dancing until 6am
- 3 Days of dance workshops from 10am until 6pm
- Dance Performances
- Award Ceremonies

Yes, it has been 10 years since the 1st bachata festival in the USA! 
THIS IS A SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL BACHATEROS THAT WERE THERE (as well as all bachateros all over the world) IN JANUARY 2009 IN RENO AND JULY 2009 IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR THE FIRST BACHATA FESTIVALS IN THE USA

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