Allan André is a is an Ottawa based artist. He is known for his graphic realist works infused with a deep narrative of colour and emotion. Inspired by his world travels and personal connections he has made along the way, Allan believes that art is the fuel that drives us in all facets of life.
DJ Sabrusso shares his love for salsa and all its passion to ignite the hearts of all the fellow-dancers. Sab is a resident DJ at Baila Con Gusto- Montreal’s biggest weekly Latin dance social. He'll be mixing Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and all of your favourite Latin genres at the Main Event: Block Party on Saturday, June 1ST.
After spending 7 months in Cuba, and falling in love with the music she pursued Djing in Ottawa’s Latin dance scene. La China is one of the best local DJs for Latin Music; known for her Cuban rhythms, bachata, kizomba and urban-kiz mixes. She will be DJing the Latin Sparks Dance Social on Thursday, May 30TH.
Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Yani Borrell is a powerful entertainer in Salsa Expression. Since moving to Canada in 2004, Yani and his Orchestra have dominated the Latin music scene and still continue to do so. Yani sets himself apart from other Latin singers with his distinctive vocal style and dynamic stage presence.
Soul & Nadège have been teaching and performing various styles of Latin dance for more than 12 years. Soul & Nadège are performers, instructors and the owners of Studio X. Studio X is the best place in Ottawa to start your Latin dance career. They teach beginner to advanced dance classes in some the most popular Latin Dances, such as: Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Merengue, and Salsa.
Shakiru is a dancer, choreographer and the founder of ÀSÀ Dance production. In the Latin dance scene, he is known for his Afro Cuban expertise which translates wonderfully to his Salsa and Bachata classes. He has won various Bachata competitions and had the honour to learn from and join the team of Bachata World Champions Harold and Regan.
Instructor | Choreographer | Dancer | Performer
Emilie Phaneuf is an experienced street dance performer and choreographer with over 15 years of teaching experience. Her Troupe, BPM Dance Troupe, has performed in Ottawa-Gatineau for large crowds since 2009.
Cristina started dancing before she could walk, training and performing in hip-hop, Salsa, Bachata and many other forms. From a young age Cristina captured the attention of audiences with her talent and beauty quickly becoming one of the youngest lead female dancers in her academy. Cristina now travels frequently performing, teaching and competing across North America.
Bailamer was born in Venezuela but has travelled across North America to teach and perform dance to wide audiences. Bailamer is a trained dancer with 8 years experience in Cuban salsa, Mambo, hip-hop to jazz funk and contemporary. He recently became the director for AmaMia dance company in Toronto.
Check out the great content from our Ottawa festival. Toronto line up coming soon!
We’re always looking for new food vendors to fuel our guests with delicious Latin street food.
Meet the amazing line up of MCs, instructors and performers you'll have the pleasure of meeting this year!
We’re always looking for new artists to join our family and showcase their talent to thousands of guests.
Feast your eyes on the beautiful works of our local artists.