Cast


Sasha Jackson

Sasha Jackson

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Sasha Jackson is a British actress from Windsor, Berkshire, currently based in Los Angeles. She has performed recurring guest roles in Warner Bros and ABC series.

In 2012 Sasha has filmed as Laura Kidwell in "Desolate Road" Desolate Road Press Release and as Amy in "The Formula."Sioux City Journal. She has been cast as lead female, Denis Nicholls in the American/Chinese Co-Production feature film "Yeren" written by Ethan Wiley Ethan Wiley to be filmed in China. Her further acting credits on American and British television include CSI:Crime Scene Investigation as Eva Byron alongside Ted Danson, One Tree Hil as Kylie in Season 7 and also in Season 9; as a British caricature of Malin Ackerman in Childrens Hospital and as American gold-digger April in Til Death with Brad Garrett, in Rita Rocks, and in British productions Star and This Morning. Sasha also has a cameo appearance in the pilot episode of "Happy Endings".

Feature film roles include the lead in the direct-to-DVD production Blue Crush 2 as American teenager Dana. She appeared in the UK television miniseries The Witches of Oz as Ilsa Lang, and played the lead in the direct-to-video Everything To Dance For. She also appeared in Lawrence Pearce's Night Junkies.

Sasha has also appeared as herself on The Daily Habit.

Stars alongside Brandon Baker and Reginald VelJohnson in the upcoming film, "The Formula," a comedy about two engineering students who discover a mathematical formula for picking up women with ease.

Justin Ray

Justin Ray

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Justin Ray recently starred in a Speed Stick commercial that aired during the 2013 Super Bowl. The momentum of this success carried into leading roles in two feature films that are currently in post-production: Dream Factory Entertainment's dark, horror-comedy CLUB DEAD and Clay Bros Motion Pictures' zombie thriller APOCALYPSE LA. He is currently attached to star in a salsa dancing, feature film undergoing pre-production.

Justin can be seen online playing Cliff in Season 1 & 2 of the comedy webseries, LIVING WITH MODELS. Justin has a strong background in dance and loves to act in projects that require it. Like his lead role in the short film, UNDERSTUDY, where he plays opposite Jeanine Mason (season 5 winner of SYTYCD). One of his favorite roles to date is Brad McBride in Daved Productions' teen dance feature film, 1 CHANCE 2 DANCE. "May the 4th be with you, and God Bless!"

Evgeniy Sidikhin

Evgeniy Sidikhin

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Evgeni Sidikhin was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, in 1964. He studied martial arts and boxing since the 4th grade and was a five-time champion in the City of Leningrad. After high school he was accepted into the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography (LGITMIK). However, in his freshman year, he was drafted into the army. He served in Turkmenistan and in the military intelligence in Afghanistan.

After completing his service, he returned to LGITMIK and graduated in 1989. He worked at the Lensovet Theater and the Bolshoi Dramatichesky Theater (BDT) and had a brief career of a talk-show host at the Russian television channel NTV. He starred in his first film in 1991. Many of his roles take advantage of his martial arts skills and good looks; however, he always plays the emotional and human side of the character. Sidikhin's hobby is yacht sailing.

Johnny Vazquez – Prince of Salsa

Johnny Vazquez – Prince of Salsa

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Founder and Artistic Director, 3 Times World ChampionJohnny Vazquez of Mexican decent is without a doubt one of the most sought after dancers in the Salsa Industry. Johnny along with his Imperio Azteca, took the world by storm when he began his career over 13 years ago in Los Angeles. Considered one of the worlds best instructor and performer, he has been contracted to teach and perform at over 70 International events, world wide, including Asia, Europe and the Americas.Famous for being the creator of the La style salsa along with his famous brothers, Francisco and Luis Vazquez, he is a pioneer of the Salsa Industry and was crowned the price of salsa by none other than Mr Eddie Torres, The King of Salsa.Johnny is known for his precise, clean and super fast style, his unforgettable performances and choreographies, not forgetting his overwhelming Charisma, contagious party spirit and super humble personality, that has led him to win three consecutive World Salsa Championship titles, which has yet to be repeated by any other dancer in history. Johnny Vazquez, is also the director of the famous Johnny Vazquez dance company, which is dedicated to training professional dancers for competition and world performances. Johnny has now also began his career as a talented singer releasing his first album, Baila Rhumbero, which sold out in its first months of release, he is now working on his well anticipated second album, which promises to be another best seller.Johnny Vazquez is more than just a dancer, he is capable of holding an audience weather it be, dancing, presenting, signing, animating etc, he is truly a SHOW MAN!

Emily & Junior

Emily & Junior

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Junior and Emily are a brother and sister team based in Los Angeles, California. Junior and Emily have performed, taught, and competed all over the world. They are one of the hottest Pro-couples on the International circuit bringing them to be one of the best in the world. Their electrifying routines blow the roof off of Congresses, Festivals, and corporate shows around the world. Through their dancing they have traveled and toured through the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa.

Through the years, Junior and Emily have created their own unique style of dancing, which has swept stages around the world. They are 8-time National and International Salsa Dance Champions and are the youngest solo internationally traveling couple. They have graced the cover of various Latin magazines, as well as been the face of many International Salsa Congresses around the world. They are currently one of the most sought out dance couples in the Salsa World.

They have been on TV, in movies and commercials. They have worked with Celebrity Artists such as Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Justin Timberlake, Jamie King, Selena Gomez, just to name a few. They have guest appeared on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in Italy and have also done promotions for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in the US. They were on the hit TV show "America's Got Talent" being one of the first dance couples to bring salsa to Prime Time TV.

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Luis Vazquez & Melissa

Luis Vazquez & Melissa

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Luis Vazquez, a pioneer in the LA Salsa style, began dancing in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. He co-created Salsa Brava Productions, the first Salsa dance company in Los Angeles. Salsa Brava was one of the most respected and well known dance companies in the world. Luis's style continues to inspire people to reach and exceed their dancing boundaries. His aura, personality and vibrant energy are contagious. His creativity in music, costumes, routines, and stunts has taken showmanship to the next level as well as paved the way for many other dancers including Melissa Fernandez.

Melissa Fernandez began taking salsa lessons in February of 1999. She was so inspired by the drive and energy of the Los Angeles Salsa Community that she began studying intensely. In August 1999, she auditioned and out of 75 international applicants, she landed a spot on the Salsa Brava Dance team. Undoubtedly, Melissa's style, sensuality and passion on the dance floor has led her to become one of the world's most recognized Salsa female dancers in world. Her positivity and vibrant energy are reflective both on and off the dance floor.

Seo Fernandez & Enris

Seo Fernandez & Enris

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Seo Fernandez - dancer, performing all possible styles, from hip hop to folk, from classical to salsa, from cha-cha-cha to the rumba. Seo was born in Cuba. Dancing began at a young age, and so carried away that danced in school, and on the street.

The incredible charisma and artistry crazy dancer made him popular among television viewers, as Seo has participated in the filming of programs on MTV. At the same time, Seo Fernandez and tried his hand as a singer, he started to do vocals for his show in which hip-hop and jazz combined with African rhythms. Submissions Seo Fernandez popular across Europe and World Wide.

Adrian & Anita

Adrian & Anita

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Since they started dancing together, ADRIAN and ANITA have occupied the national and international dancing contexts while participating as top stars. Likewise, they stay ahead of the salsa field and it is not surprising to find them in all major events worldwide. They have already visited more than 40 different countries where they have, of course, left their trace: USA, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia and therefore, an endless list of places which have surrendered to the art of this spectacular combination. Since 2006, Adrian and Anita have been the representatives for Spain in the highest international dancing competitions.

As a result, they became the world champions in Puerto Rico in 2007 and 2008 as well as in the recent competition in 2011 and two more world championship in Greece (2008-2009) – which entitles them as the FIVE-TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS IN THE SALSA FIELD. Besides this, they got the second and third position, also in Puerto Rico (2006, 2009 and 2010) and another national competition in Spain (2006). Spain reaches, thanks to Adrian & Anita, a great position since it is one of the countries with more international titles alongside the United States, Australia and Puerto Rico.

Fernando Sosa

Fernando Sosa

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Fernando Sosa is known worldwide as one of the most achieved and complete dancers in Salsa. Web videos about him or his dance teams collect millions of views by users from all over the world, and his influence can easily be seen on many other dancers around the world. Presently, Fernando Sosa has over 1,000 students in his dance academies and has participated in the most famous Salsa Congresses of the world.

Tropical Gem, as a salsa performance team, has long been considered, by the worldwide salsa dancing community, as one of the top dance dance groups in the World! Their style showcases precision and speed with talent, beauty of dance, and a smooth complex mix of Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop, Jazz, Salsa, and more. Their shows have captivated and amazed audiences wherever they have traveled to.

Cristian Oviedo

Cristian Oviedo

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Dancer, Choreographer, Model, Actor. Cristian Oviedo was born November 19, 1979, in Cuscatlan, El Salvador. Oviedo showed remarkable range and depth for such a great performer, impressing audiences with his ability to convey complex emotions.

Behind the scenes, Oviedo pushed his dance to succeed. At first, Oviedo danced local gigs and built a strong following. He has won many competitions since 2003 with different partners. He has also dance to big artists as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Cachao and many more. Working in Hollywood Oviedo is now a great movie choreographer, he also has been working with Dancing With The Stars.

Showing people how to enjoy salsa and making them better dancers is a goal for this current 3 time World Salsa and 2 time World Bachata Champion. The important thing is not to focus on 'the show' in salsa but instead its 'roots' and the joy of movement. The pleasure derives from the dancing connection and the great feeling of enjoyment on the stage. What constitutes a good dancer is if he can dance with anybody.

Magna Gopal

Magna Gopal

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Magna Gopal is one of the top international performers and instructors in the salsa scene. She is internationally known for her grace, fluidity and precision on the dance floor, the stage and the classroom. Originally born in India and raised in Toronto, Canada, she now calls the NY/NJ area home.

Her creative interpretation of the music, ability to effortlessly follow any lead, spin with speed and accuracy and be able to break all of this down to all demographics has made her extremely popular in places such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Spain, Italy, Bermuda, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Curacao, Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Greece, UK, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Tunisia, Egypt, Romania, Guadalupe, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Belgium, Turkey, Canada, Serbia, Syria, Jordan, Kenya across the US and many other countries.

Juan Matos

Juan Matos

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Juan "Pachanga" Matos was born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He moved to the United States in April of 1996. Little did he know that within three years he would become one of New York's top male dancers.

At the beginning of 2000, Juan was invited to join a dance group, directed by Osmar Perrones, who was one of the instructors last year (Yamulee Dance Company). A couple of months later, Juan was also invited to train with, "Santo Rico Dance Company" (founded by Wilton Beltre and directed by Thomas Guerrero). After a year of training with Santo Rico Dance Company, Juan developed what is now called "Pachanga style." This unique style is why all eyes are fixed on him in New York's mambo scene.

Whether it is during a social dance or a dance performance, Juan is considered to be one of the best, hottest and most influential dancers of his generation. He has been a huge inspiration for the majority of the "on2" professionals in the salsa world. Natural talent, pure, smooth, classic, and fast feet best describes this talented young man. Juan has created a name for himself on the international platform as a teacher as well as a performer.

Lubo Neikov

Lubo Neikov

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Bulgarian bankable talent.

Ruslan Mainov

Ruslan Mainov

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Bulgarian bankable talent.

Dessi Bakardjieva

Dessi Bakardjieva

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Bulgarian bankable talent.

Mandy Weston

Mandy Weston

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UK actress.