Salsa Artists

Gio Y Gaby Ochoa Salsa Artists from Puebla Mexico & NYC
Gio Y Gaby Ochoa
Salsa Artists from Puebla Mexico & NYC

Multi World Champions in Salsa, this dynamite duo are siblings from Puebla Mexico that will blow your mind with their tricks, spins and level of explosive energy when they dance! They travel the northern and southern Americas teaching spin techniques, acrobatics, salsa on 1 and salsa on 2 partnerwork and footwork. They teach and dance bachata as well. F.O.L.D. is so excited to have them present!

Nina Fluere
Nina El-Badry
Fluere Dance - Portsmouth NH

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Nina has a background in gymnastics, Latin and swing dancing. Nina has been a part-time dance and fitness instructor for over 12 years teaching group exercise classes such as yoga, pilates, Zumba, Zumba for seniors, Aqua Zumba as well as swing (East Coast, Lindy Hop, and West Coast swing) and Latin dances in the seacoast area.

Carlos Gonzalez / Founder of Mambo Pa Ti - Providence RI
Carlos Gonzalez
Founder of Mambo Pa Ti - Providence RI

Native born of the Dominican Republic, Carlos came to the USA at the age eleven and rose above the tough urban challenges facing the youth raised in the Providence’s Chad Brown projects, he stayed motivated and inspired by positivity. His motivation fueled him to start salsa dancing in 2004, starting his On2 (or New York style) journey with lessons from Providence based JJ Latin Dancers. Here, he discovered a true passion for Salsa, falling more deeply in love with the dance, the more time he spent with it.

He trained under Anara Frank and Ana and Joel Masacote from Boston and In 2009 Carlos decided to open his own studio, Mambo Pa Ti (MPT). He saw a demand in Rhode Island, the art capital of the world, to not only promote Latin dance, including Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata and Afro-Cuban, as a recreational form, but to showcase its artistry.

Since then, Carlos has laid a strong and rising foundation creating the dance community that makes up MPT today. MPT offers workshops to at-risk neighborhood children, training MPT dance teams to perform at community events, as well as showcasing his intricate and innovative choreographies at Salsa Congresses up and down the East Coast, from Boston to New York, DC to Miami and even into international waters on the Aventura Dance Cruise.

The MPT Performance Teams are committed to showcasing the artistry of Latin dance. Made up of passionate individuals, who are committed to furthering their dance skills, as well as expressing themselves on stage, our teams are personally educated by Carlos along with other dedicated long term staff Albert Gonzalez and Kiki Febles.

As they continue to grow as a company, and take an exciting new direction in competitive salsa competitions, MPT welcomes new talent to join their community, holding regular group and individual auditions.

Carlos remains both a dedicated student, passionately continuing his own training with seminars and private lessons from world renown instructors, as well as a committed teacher, patiently sharing his knowledge with students of all levels. And while he’s dedicated to helping each student become the best dancer they can be, his highest accomplishment comes from giving students the confidence and skills needed to take it onto the dance floor and have fun.

Louis & Elvis from Utopia Dance Company – Salsa on2 Cabaret Artists from Lawerence, MA
Louis & Elvis from Utopia Dance Co.
Salsa on2 Cabaret Artists from Lawrence, MA

Utopia Dance Company is based in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is run under the direction of Louis Casiano & Elvis Lora, two proud LGBTQ+ latino men of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. Louis & Elvis focus on Salsa on2 Cabaret and are experienced dancers in many latino and folkloric dances, including Salsa on1, Bachata, Merengue, and many more.

Trevor Brown AKA El Morenito - Maryland
Trevor Brown
AKA El Morenito - Maryland

Trevor Brown is known for his unique, raw, and playful dance style. As an instructor Trevor really enjoys helping & teaching newer dancers to get the hang of the social Latin dance styles and seeing his students progress on and off the dance floor. Trevor inspires you to dig deeper in your practice, while still having a good time on the dance floor. Trevor is originally from New Jersey, where he was initially introduced to Latin dancing. After moving to MD, Trevor started pursuing his interest in Latin dance culture. After going out and learning to dance in a social environment, Trevor was recruited to learn styling and technique under the tutelage of the D.C. legend and world renowned salsa dancer Psyon Mauricio Scott for 5 years. He has since gone on to learn and train from adolfo, Tomas Guerrero, and Fernando sosa.

Rose Gibney - Bella Vita - Manchester NH
Rose Gibney
Bella Vita - Manchester NH

Rose Gibney is the owner and creative director of Bella Vita Dance Company and Wellness Center. Rose graduated with a BFA from the Institute of Art and Design at New England College in 2021. Her love for painting has found its way into her creative choreography process in many little ways. Rose discovered her passion for Latin dance in 2018 and has since attended numerous Latin dance congresses across the United States, performed in multiple showcases and choreographed many dances for her students. Rose's dream has always been to open her own Wellness Center/Center for the Arts and it is finally happening!  Rose's sweet spot is Salsa footwork, partner work & heels classes. She hopes to continue to help grow the New England dance and wellness community and create opportunities for community to grow and flourish. 

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Jacob and Dawn
NYC & Asia

Jacob is a professional salsa dancer with over 15 years of experience and numerous accolades under his belt. He has since clinched 5 first-place titles at the world salsa championships and has also danced in acclaimed movies such as In The Heights.

Dawn is the current reigning salsa champion of Asia, having won 3 regional championships in Asia between the years 2014-2017.

Jacob and Dawn started working together in 2021 and are happy to present their first choreography together, a high-energy acrobatic routine set to Opal Ocean’s J.A.M

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