Rome & Rosy (LA)

Rome David (AKA Rome NohoSalsa or Rome KizombaNationLA)
Rome is a Los Angeles based Kizomba, Salsa (LA & Cuban styles) and Bachata instructor, festivals & event organizer, workshop creator and an avid promoter of Kizomba. Rome is the founder of the annual Los Angeles Ark Festival (ARK FEST), the original creator of Kizomba Nation, the current owner of Kizomba Nation LA, and NohoSalsa.
As an Instructor Rome has been sharing his love for dance through out the decade. Rome’s professional life of Mathematics & Physics Instructor help to shape his teaching methodology as a very detailed Dance Instructor. Rome is originally from Benin, West Africa where Afro-latin music and dance have always been part of his life and culture. Rome teaches weekly at The Millennium Dance Studio in Studio City and at Lily's Studio in Los Angeles.

Links: http://www.nohosalsa.com, http://www.KizombaNationLa.com, http://www.ArkFestival.com

Rosy Chen
Dancing is more than just a hobby to Rosy. Dancing IS her life. Rosy has been dancing for 25 years. Besides Kizomba, she has also taught & performed in Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Bachata, Belly Dance etc. She was also featured on NBC news. Rosy is usually dancing about 6 nights a week. She loves sharing her passion & enjoys helping to grow the dance community.

Together with her partner Rome, they teach teach every Tuesday night at The Millennium Dance Studio in Studio City, CA and every Friday evening at Lily's studio in Los Angeles where they also host their weekly Casual & Relaxed Kizomba Friday

Zandro (Canada)

Zandro Zoncini is a dancer and dance instructor from Florianopolis, Brazil. He has studied and trained in dance for over 10 years, with experience in many partner dance styles. He has intensively studied the concepts of body movement driven by his training in tango and, in 2010, Sandro moved to Argentina to continue to develop his dance skills and education at DNI tango school.

He's participated in various congresses and competitions, including BAILA FLORIPA DUO, where in 2012 he and his partner placed 3rd. In the same year he was invited to dance and teach at KIRINUS dance school team, where he started focusing extensively on zouk, developing performance skills, and his own teaching methodology for zouk that focuses on the contrast of flow and sharpness influenced by hip hop movement.

Sandro has taught zouk throughout Canada, United States, and Brazil. He currently lives and teaches in Vancouver, Canada with a focus on promoting zouk in the Pacific Northwest. His goal is to help augment and strengthen the global zouk community.

Brunno & Paula (San Diego)

Brunno started his career in 2007 as a professional instructor in Londrina, Brazil with training by renown Brazilian instructors, Jimmy de Oliveira, Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane, Renato Veronezi & Babi Pacheco and Fabio Reis.

 

In 2014 Brunno completed his teaching certification for West Coast Swing, with the GPDIA (Global Professional Dance Instructors Association). He also dances and teaches professionaly Samba de Gafieira, Zouk and Forro.

 

In 2007 Brunno partnered with Paula. Together they choreographed for the Ouro Verde, a brazilian theater. They performed for 2 years there and were a part of the famed GEDAN's Dance Group.

 

In 2011 Brunno trained with world class professional instructors to teach West Coast Swing. His coaches range from Jordan Frisbee, Tatiana Mollmann, Maxence Martin, Michael Kielbasa, Michael Kiehm and many more.

 

Brunno now resides in the United States, where he is building a strong community of dancers with his unique style of elegant Brazilian/Latin dances as well as infusing the flavor of Zouk into West Coast Swing.

Joe Gabel (SF)

Joe Gabel began his dancing as a locker/hiphop dancer from San Jose, California and was a member of a local performance group "Reaction". He later joined with San Jose freestyle pop artist “Brandon” along with his brother Pete as they hit the top 40 of U.S. Billboard Chart with their hit song “Kisses in the Night” and “Destiny”, they toured across the nation with their synchronized choreography and performed with other artist like MC Hammer, Boys to Men,Tupac Shakur, just to name a few. A couple years ago he explored more on partnered dancing and found Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba, however, Kizomba became more of his passion, he learned from Kizomba artist such as Tony Pirata, Yami and StEffy, Albir and Sarah, Master Petchu, Cymeon and Kwenda. He's a lineup artist for Rodchata's Boracay Festival, SF Kizomba/Semba Festival, SF Bachata Festival and guest instructor for other events at GK3, CPAA, Atmosphere, Cocomo, Stanford, SaSon, DC Bachata Festival, etc . He's a founder and choreographer of his new dance group "Soul Connection Dance Company" in the Bay Area, and he teaches Kizomba regularly at Cheryl Burke Dance, Studio S and La Barra.

Benga (Ohio)

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 6 years of professional latin dancing, Benga is teaching and promoting at every Latin events possible with his own vibrant style of Fun Swagness.