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TAMARA LIVOLSI

Judges Tamara

Tamara Livolsi, nacida en Argentina el 24 de febrero de 1978, pero criada en Puerto Rico, heredo de su madre el arte de bailar. Con más de 20 años de experiencia, entrenada y preparada en varias disciplinas de baile como: jazz, ballet, hip hop y otros, la convierte en una de las bailarinas y maestras más versátiles. Ha trabajado para artistas como: Luis Fonsi, David Bisbal, Manny Manuel, Ednita Nazario, Grupo Mania, Yuri y Wilkins entre otros.

Ambos han filmado varios comerciales de televisión y películas como, Dirty Dancin: Habana Nights, Yellow, El Cantante: Héctor Lavoe y American Ganter, como bailarines. También son propietarios de la academia de baile Rhythms, junto al coreógrafo Danny Lugo.

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TITO ORTOS

Judges Tito

Ortos J. Gutiérrez Ortiz, mejor conocido por Tito Ortos, nació en Santurce el 26 de diciembre de 1974. Luego de terminar un Bachillerato en Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico y estudiar música, canto, bajo y clarinete, Tito comenzó a incursionar como bailarín de salsa por iniciativa de sus padres, ambos músicos. También se desarrollo como bailarín de otros géneros como: Jazz, Merengue, "Bomba y Plena", Rumba, Danza Moderna y Tap entre otros. Desde entonces ha visitado más de 100 ciudades alrededor del mundo ofreciendo clases y espectáculos, junto a su esposa y pareja de baile Tamara Livolsi, con quien año tras año participa en congresos de salsa alrededor del mundo. Son jurados del Salsa Open y del World Salsa Championship. Producen el Puerto Rico Hustle and Salsa Festival y son parte de la organización del Puerto Rico Salsa Congress.

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Eric Caty

Judges Eric

Eric has represented Canada 4 times at the World Salsa Championships where he is currently ranked 6th in the World, having placed 6th at the 2009 World Championships. Eric is a featured choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance CANADA, and was a featured dancer on the DANCING WITH THE STARS tour stop in Calgary. Eric is a former Open North American Ten-Dance Champion, and has traveled the world competing at some of the world’s most prestigious dance events including the Ohio Star Ball and the Blackpool Dance Festival. Eric coaches many of Alberta's top professional and amateur couples including some national and World Champions. Eric is the co-director of Salsa Rica Dance Company, the co-producer of the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and is a certified International Standard (Ballroom) and Latin adjudicator.

Eric began his dance training at the age of six in Montreal, and received training in the Latin and Ballroom dances from some of the world's top instructors and coaches. He moved to Calgary in 2000 to pursue a very successful professional ballroom career, and here he was introduced to Salsa in the clubs. Eric quickly fell in love with salsa because of its free and fun social style.

Kelly Lannan

Judges Kelly
Kelly Lannan has been a finalist at many World Championship Salsa events including twice at the Mayan World Salsa Championships, has represented Canada at 4 ESPN World Salsa Championships, and recently placed 4th in the World Professional Salsa Cabaret Championships at the World Latin Dance Cup. Kelly is proud to be an owner of Alberta Dancesport, Salsa Rica Productions, the Calgary International Salsa Congress, and the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix. Kelly has been a featured choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance CANADA and has danced on the local tour stop of Dancing With The Stars. Kelly is a judge of many international Salsa events including the Global Salsa Championships at the World Salsa Summit, and trains many dancers from the student to professional level. Kelly is most proud to have the opportunity to represent her family, the dancers of Salsa Rica, and her hometown of Calgary

Osmar Perrones

Judjes ULDC Osmar
Osmar Perrones was born in the Dominican Republic where he was exposed to a culture which celebrates heavily with music:  Merengue, Bachata, Salves and Palo were a few of the music genres that would later help him with a new found love for music and dance.  Osmar came to the US in 1983 as a Professional Baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds, where he was molded into the athlete that he continues to be today.  He later moved to New York and started attending the night club scene.  
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