(Will be teaching and performing)

Jonah Inikori, owner and director of Inikori Dance Studio, has become a well recognized dancer, instructor, performer, and choreographer, not only in Rochester, but nationally and internationally. Jonah has developed a unique style of dance that is recognized for it's smoothness with strong accents, showy artistic expression, and technical detail. Jonah has traveled the United States extensively dancing, teaching and performing, in cities such as Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Toronto Canada, Detroit MI, New York NY, Boston MA, Miami FL, Cleveland OH, Atlanta GA, Syracuse NY, Binghamton NY, Ithaca NY, to mention a few. Jonah Inikori is Rochester's ONLY internationally recognized latin dance teacher and performer.

(Will be teaching workshops, private lessons, and performing)
Art in Motion Latin Dancers performance group was formed in late 2003 and is based in the Philadelphia/South New Jersey area, with members from New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington DC. This group of energetic, experienced and gifted teachers and performers assembled to share their artistic visions and to create and perform their own choreography. Most of the members are dance instructors and teach salsa at various locations including La Luna Dance Studio, the Starlight Ballroom, local nightclubs, the University of Pennsylvania, and also at venues in Delaware and the Washington DC area. Art in Motion has performed in dance clubs locally, and has performed nationally and internationally. They have performed and taught at 6 Salsa Congresses last year alone. Other accomplishments include various members being featured in MTV's Real World: Philadelphia, in Jill Scott's video "SLIDES", and as back-up dancers for Latin Singer Gloria Allende.

(Will be teaching workshops, private lessons, and performing)

Founded by Rene Delgado and Teddy Olaso, is one of Canada’s leading Latin dance schools in providing exceptional and innovative dance and teaching methods. Their performance group has performed at many Salsa congresses around the world.

(Will be teaching workshops, private lessons, and performing)

Estilo’s Latin Dance instructors are some of the most talented and experienced instructors in the Philadelphia/New Jersey region. And when they’re not teaching, you’ll find these dedicated instructors training hard to build on their already impressive resumes guaranteeing that you’ll always be learning the latest moves and dance techniques.


Will be teaching workshops, private lessons, and performing)

Chicago natives Adrian Tenorio and Cristina Zavala met while dancing with the world re-known dance company, Descarga Caribe. Cristina is one of the original members of Descarga Caribe and was the principle dancer and partner of Artistic Director and founder, Sekou McMiller.

The word "prodigy" comes to mind when getting to know Adrian Tenorio. Since his start in "Tierra Colombiana," a Colombian Folkloric Dance Company, he has always had a thirst and hunger for Native rhythms and dance. His quest to continue his dance growth lead him to become one the core members of Descarga Caribe Dance Company

They have both had great success traveling the world and sharing their tallents and love for dance.

(Will be spinning Saturday)

DJ Efrain “Frankie” Flores (Cleveland) specializes in rare classics and swinging tunes of Central and South America. He is currently working with other DJs specializing in the same field to produce events exposing these forgotten rhythms. He is currently the main residence DJ for the Baila Duro Festivals and has spun in NYC, DC, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Tokyo.


(Will be spinning Friday and Saturday)

DJ -E- is Inikori Dance Studio's resident Latin music DJ, playing the sweet sounds of classic Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Merengue, Bachata, and more, every Sunday at our well attended dance social. You would also find -E- spinning at all our monthly Latin parties and special functions. Today, -E-is the Latin dancers favorite DJ in the Rochester NY area!

(Will be spinning Friday & Saturday)

Born in the Dominican Republic, DJ Nilson Diaz Gomez arrived in Canada 1998 and brought with him just a few salsa records, cds, and a deep love and passion for the flavour of the music and dance. Being a professional dancer in Puerto Plata, he also had a strong feel for the unique and 'danceable’ rhythms the music had to offer. It was that same love and passion for salsa that spawned his professional DJ career in Toronto, 2001. Today, DJ Nilson's rare and beautiful salsa music collection consists of over 4000 Vintage Lps and Cds! His favourite styles are New York and Puerto Rican, both new and old school, Boogaloo, Latin Soul and Latin Jazz.


(Will be spinning Friday)

Host of Rochester' s #1 salsa radio show Esencia Latina on Jazz 90.1
(WGMC-FM.) Javier was editor of the Afro-Caribbean magazine Oasis
Salsero and has also written Latin Music articles and CD reviews for
Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle, CONXION and many other periodicals
in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Javier has taken his Old School Salsa
style all over New York, Cleveland, and Canada.



Performers and instructors are subject to change without prior notice.