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WELCOME TO ULTIMATE LATIN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Judges

SANDRA MIRLEY

Judjes ULDC Sandra
- Former principal soloist with the National Ballet of Peru and veteran of International Ballet Festivals.
- She began dancing salsa , rap and jazz at the age of 7 under the direction of  her uncle Luis A. Rodriguez. Three years later she started her Ballet training with the Ballet Municipal of Trujillo - Peru  ( 1992 - 1998) .
- In 2007she won a highly competitive scholarship to study Ballet, jazz and Musical theater  in Argentina , where she also won a Gold Medal in an International Jazz Dance Competition . The same year  Sandra was hired to come to Las Vegas USA and perform with Havana Night. 
- Featured Latin dancer on tour with the well known Guitarist Benise in " The Spanish Guitar " and " NIghts of Fire" .

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JJ VILLAR

Judjes ULDC JJ

FILM/TELEVISION

ELLEN DEGENERES               DANCER MICHAEL JACKSON ONE

DWTS – SHEILA E.                  DANCER / SPECIALTY LIZ IMPERIO

JLO BILLBOARD AWARDS       CHOREOGRAPHER LIZ IMPERIO

BET AWARDS                          DANCER CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

THE JALEEL WHITE SPECIAL  DANCER CHOR. PATSY SWAYZE

MTV – “IT’S YOUR SHOW”        DANCER CHOR. JJ VILLAR

“30 SECONDS TO FAME”          CHOR./DANCER FOX/ CHOR. JJ VILLAR

“KID BANG”                              SPECIALTY ACT FOX/ CHOR. JJ VILLAR

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KAREL FLORES

Judjes ULDC Karel

Karel Flores was born and raised in Mexico City Mexico into a family or artists. 
From very young, Karel was exposed to both acting and dancing, from forming part of every dance group in school to taking up on main roles in Mexican soap operas. 

Throughout the years, she took up on acting, jazz, Hawaiian dancing and cheerleading but these were only extracurricular activities and she never imagined actually making a career out of dance nor acting. However, not until her late years in high school that she discovered the dance that would change her life, salsa. 
Being an overachiever, Karel moved cities to be able to train with the best dance co. In Mexico "salsa con clave" directed by the world-known Víctor and Gaby. However her hunger to learn didn't stop there. 
After about 6 months, she decided to go to NYC for only a few months to try to learn as much as she could.
However, those few months turned in to now 8 years, when during her stay she was invited to join her dream dance company, Yamuleé.

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MARCO FERRIGNO

Judjes ULDC Marco

Marco Ferrigno began dancing as a child in his father's footsteps who is a great lover of dance who obtained remarkable results in national and international competitions of Latin dances. Within the Latin Dances comes to represent Italy in Blackbool (UK).

In 2000 Marco entered the world devoted to the Caribbean Salsa and started dancing with the group "Barrio Latino" of Salerno.

He later choreographed for a year the group "New Dance" of Teramo achieving considerable success in several industry events.

In 2006 he joined the group of Juan Matos "Fogarete Dance Project". With this group Marco danced on the most important stages of the Latin circuit in Rome, London, Atlanta, Rio de Janeiro, Hamburg, Turkey, Barcelona, ‚Äč‚ÄčNice, Brussels, Murcia, and many more.

In January 2007 he decided to embark on his on alone paired with his dance partner Assal Arian, and now are in high demand in the most important of Italy and in the most prestigious events in the sector.

In August 2007 Marco performed in New York along with the master of masters Eddie Torres.

Since October 2006, Marco teaches in Lesmo (MI) in the school "Latin Group" Fabio and Stefania and by September 2007 it is also part of the staff teachers of the school "Latin Gem" in Milan with his dancer Haridian Benavente.

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Shelby Ray Brown

Judges Shelby

Miss Shelby Ray Brown is a dancer, actress, singer, choreographer and coach.

Shelby has had an extensive career working in television, movies, touring with

Broadway shows such as Sophisticated Ladies (USA tour and European tour). She

has also performed in Music Man, Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat, Sweet

Charity and Las Cage Aux Folles to name a few.

Some of her movies include “Tap” with Gregory Hines and the Nicholas Brothers,

“Smooth Criminal” with Michael Jackson,” Teen Wolf Too” with Jason Bateman

and” Can you feel me dancing” with Justine Bateman.

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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.  

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

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.