Salsa World Champions and Australia’s Got Talent finalists Sharon McCristal and Juan Carlos Ospina Sanchez will create a special performance for Ci2015.
Salsa is a hot, sexy Latin partner-dance, that has engaged both young and old, for generations. Originating from Cuba, Salsa is now a global phenomenon, popular because of its rich Afro-Cuban rhythms that make you just want to let loose and have fun!
Salsa can be traced to Cuban Son (1920s) and Afro-Cuban dance, or more particularly Afro-Cuban Rumba. Today, Salsa is essentially danced to Cuban popular dance music which now enjoys a global audience. Salsa has evolved into several different styles: Columbian (Cali), Cuban (e.g., Casino), Los Angeles (LA) and New York (Mambo). All styles celebrate the joy and passion of salsa music and Latin culture.
Salsa Champions Juan and Angela
Juan Carlos Ospina Sanchez professional salsa dancer originally from Cali Colombia started his career performing and teaching in Colombia and United States. In 2010 migrated to Australia to share his love and passion for Salsa. Nowadays he competes, performs and judge competitions around the world. His partner Angela is from Australia and has similar credentials including 3rd place World Salsa Festival Cali Colombia 2012, World salsa champion in Hong Kong 2013, Australian salsa solo champion, Australia's Got Talent finalist 2014, current Australian salsa champion at Australian Salsa Open.