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.
Giovanni Torres (DJ Gio) was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. Salsa music and his love of dance led him to pursue a career in DJing. In addition to being an international DJ, Giovanni is also a dance maestro and the founder of Los Salsomanos” -Toronto based dance group. Dj Gio has an impressive profile having performed at Salsa Congresses and Festivals across Canada, the United States, Europe and Colombia.
International DJ and Salsa Aficionado, DJ Alberth Moreno found his passion in music as a young child living in Bogota, Colombia. Since launching his global career as a Latin DJ in Miami, Florida, he has travelled across North America DJing at packed concerts and events. He has also done exclusive presentations with mega Latin Stars such as Marc Anthony, Maluma and Gente de Zona... just to name a few.
Flavia is an energetic, passionate and hardworking International DJ/MC (the first and only female to DJ an NBA Raptors Game), Singer, Songwriter and Dancer. As a Colombian and French-Canadian, she has fused her flavour into her music. Her recent single "Trumpets (Remix)" is extremely popular in South America.
Araguacu is a native Taino word that translates into "the sacred people”. Araguacu Latin Dance Company is a fusion of diverse cultures and talents, that was founded in 2013, by Toronto based directors, Geo and Kim. Araguacu specializes in teaching Bachata, and Mambo/Salsa On2. Their high energy classes and performances have quickly made them one of the most sought after dance teams across Canada.
Sarita Leyva is a renowned contemporary folkloric and popular dancer, educator, and choreographer. She began her dance career at the age of 7 in Holguín, Cuba. Today, Sarita is the Artistic Director of Iré Omó Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble and School First Dancer of Iyá Iré Afro-Cuban Ensemble. Sarita is also a faculty member of the School of The Arts, Media & Design at York University.
Sahab Habibi is a phenomenal drummer that began playing music as a child. Over the years he has continued to entertain thousands of audiences at festivals and events all across North America. There is no limit for Sahab and his talent, his style and talents are constantly changing and advancing. Simply put- his horizons are forever broadening.
Marta Elena, is a multi-talented band leader, singer, composer, and percussionist, who proudly honours her Cuban heritage and Afro-Latin roots. She delivers an intoxicating mix of vocals and danceable rhythms in each song. Marta Elena is currently recording a CD, "From Havana to Toronto" with support from the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils.
Sofia was born in Colombia, Bogotá but moved to Canada at a young age. She currently choreographs and performs for Tropicana Queens Entertainment Company and assists with the international company. She is passionate about teaching couples dances, Ladies Styling and providing her students with the fundamentals of Latin dance, which is confidence and sensuality.
Laure was born in Jamaica but moved to Toronto when she was 13. Lauren is a highly skilled dancer, choreographer and instructor with extensive training in various dance genres including: jazz, ballet, ballroom and latin dance. She holds a teacher’s certificate from the Candian Dancesport Federation and graduated from George Brown College with Honours after completing 17-dance programs.
Raffaele is a self-taught dancer with expertise in: popping, locking, house, breakdancing, afro, and dancehall. One of his biggest accomplishments to date was being part of the LifeTime BioPic of the late R&B phenomenon, Aaliyah. Raffaele is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The GETMAD SYNDICATE ( The GMS) which is an urban dance crew and trading program based in Kitchener Ontario.
iFreeStyle.ca is Toronto's first Latin dance company fully dedicated to teaching, performing and promoting Salsa On2. The company was co-founded by Caryl Cuizon and Angus Dirnbeck in 2005. iFreeStyle Dancers and Instructors are professional, fun and creative! But mostly, they are passionate about Latin dance and are eager to ignite the same love in their students.
Everything from dance performers, DJs, Live Bands, Food Trucks and more.
Meet the Musicians that will keep you on your feet all night!
Two stages to choose from. Each with DJs spinning tunes all day!
Your hosts will get you in the mood to move, sweat and have one epic experience!
Don’t know how to dance? We’ve got two FREE beginner dance lessons to get you all sorted out!
Meet the amazing lineup of artists that will keep your jaws dropping and eyes popping!
Savoury, salty and sweet - you’ll find it all in our Food Truck Lineup.
These people have got one goal: keep you on your feet!
We’re always looking for new artists to join our family and showcase their talent to thousands of guests.
Make sure to enjoy a signature Tequila cocktail at the Main Event Block Party!
Decorating the event with beautiful Latin-American inspired art.