Roll Call!

We are honored to have a great representation of talented professionals, on the west coast and from abroad, participating at the first LA Hustle Congress. Our staff of professional instructors will be teaching and judging throughout the whole event.

RALPHIE RAMIREZ
RALPHIE RAMIREZHustle Instructor
Dance extraordinaire and hustle dance legend! Ralphie teaches almost all styles of partnership dancing ranging from adagio, ballroom, latin & theatre arts. Ralphie’s ability to teach dance technique, choreography, connection & showmanship is unparalleled!
LISA NUNZIELLA
LISA NUNZIELLAHustle Instructor
Partner/ Producer/ Choreographer at Alumbra Films. Lisa Nunziella is the most successful and decorated hustle champion of our time. She’s a leader in the industry and she’s a positive roll model mentoring newcomers and professionals to their greatest potential.
SHAY DIXON
SHAY DIXONHustle Instructor
A diverse, multi-talented, professional instructor, decorated Hustle Champion, director of the LA Hustle Movement & chief organizer of the LA Hustle Congress. Shay teaches, competes & judges at hustle events all over the country and is passionate about the growth of hustle.
MARIA TORRES
MARIA TORRESHustle Instructor
A world-renowned ​Director, Producer, Choreographer,Coach and Philanthropist​ ​whose contributions have led the way for Latinos and emerging artists in the arts. She is one of the most influential hustle professionals of her time, inspiring hustle dancers all over the world.
VICTOR ALEXIS
VICTOR ALEXISHustle Instructor
Highly decorated Latin Dance Champion, winner of multiple World Hustle Championship titles, International Salsa and Bachata championship titles. Victor is a very ambitions and accomplished artist, choreographer, instructor, and competitor from Montreal Canada.
NATELI RUIZ
NATELI RUIZHustle Instructor
A diverse, multi-talented, professional dance sensation in theatrical & partner dancing. Known for her success within dance industry, Nateli is also the go-to diva in LA for hustle styling, creativity and expression. She is the choreographer & co-director of the LAHM Hustle Divas.
ABDIEL JACOBSEN
ABDIEL JACOBSENHustle Instructor
An incredible multi-talented professional dancer. Abdiel is an avid Hustle dancer and is dedicated and committed to the cultural preservation of the roots of the Hustle partner dance style while expanding its expression creatively and pushing its boundaries.
KRISTINE BENDUL
KRISTINE BENDULHustle Instructor
An amazingly talented and highly trained performer, choreographer and master instructor. Kristine has performed for over 20 years on Broadway and has appeared in seven Broadway shows. Her training, partnering, performance and showmanship is unparalleled in the dance industry.
SAMSON TULIAO
SAMSON TULIAOHustle Instructor
A multi-talented professional dance instructor with a diverse background in theatrical and ballroom dancing. Samson is known for his detailed quality instruction in hustle dancing, teaching a strong curriculum which has been growing the downtown LA Hustle community.
MEAGEN MENDOZA
MEAGEN MENDOZAHustle Instructor
A highly trained, multi-talented, professional dancer and owner of Ballroom 360. Meagen is known for her competitive success in ballroom & latin dancing and her proficiency in dance instruction. She has a special love for Hustle and teaches to all levels and age groups.
JAIME SERNA
JAIME SERNAHustle Instructor
Jaime has been competing on the national Hustle circuit for the past 22 years holding numerous titles as an amateur and several since becoming a professional. Jaime learned hustle by training and competing with several of the top Hustle Legends/Dancers/Instructors of years past.
LAUREEN BALDOVI
LAUREEN BALDOVISwing Instructor
Highly decorated Swing Champion & Hall of Fame Honoree. Laureen is a legend amongst the swing community and currently travels the swing circuit teaching and judging. In addition to her extensive experience in swing she also loves and supports the hustle dancing community.
ALEX KIM
ALEX KIMHustle Instructor
Alex has been competing and performing for decades in hustle and theatre arts. He continues to dazzle audiences internationally with his skills in adagio, choreography and death defying tricks. Alex is known for capturing the first Hustle title ever held at the prestigious New York Harvest Moonball.
LAURA CANELLIAS
LAURA CANELLIASSalsa Instructor
A multi-talented and diverse professional instructor. Known as The First Lady of Salsa, the Queen of Cha-Cha-Cha & recently was inducted into the Salsa Hall Of Fame, she is one of the foremost instructors on the west coast, as well as one of the pioneers of the L.A. salsa style.
STEPHEN WARD
STEPHEN WARDHustle Instructor
A highly-talented dancer and instructor with a diverse background ranging from freestyle, Country Western, West Coast Swing, ballroom & ballet. Stephen is a devoted Hustle dancer and is wholly dedicated toward the preservation, promotion & growth of Hustle dancing in the SF Bay Area.
JOY RO
JOY ROHustle Instructor
Classically trained in ballet & Chinese folk dancing, Joy has been dancing since the age of 5. The convergence of the east & the west contributes to Joy’s unique hustle styling. Mentored by the late Raul Ante, she began her hustle journey in 1997, & has continued to nurture the hustle community in the Cali Bay Area.
MARTIN PARKER
MARTIN PARKERHustle Instructor
Owner of DanScene Dance Studio in Costa Mesa CA over 30 years.
Back ground in Hustle, West Coast Swing, American and International Ballroom and many other dances. Instructor, Choreography and Adjudicator. California Hall Of Fame and World Hall Of Fame Inductee.
CHRISTINA HAGGERTY & MIKE TICAS
CHRISTINA HAGGERTY & MIKE TICASSalsa Instructors
Mike & Christina are a dynamic couple; most famous in the world of Salsa that have danced and choreographed for film, television, and stage in many different dance styles. They travel regularly to Salsa Festivals, Competitions and events all over the United States and abroad including, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
TRISH CONNERY WALKUP
TRISH CONNERY WALKUPSwing Instructor
An award-winning dancer, teacher, choreographer, competitor & judge specializing in the partner dances. Aside from her accolades in dance including her UCWDC world titles, she is also one of the original founders of the Southland Hustle Dance Club in San Diego.
ARCHIE DAWSON
ARCHIE DAWSONHustle Instructor
A nationally recognized social dancer, instructor, and competitor who has been exploring the worlds of Hustle and WCS for over 25 years. Archie is widely appreciated for his ability to spontaneously harmonize with his partner and the music in a way that is fun to watch, fun to do, and does justice to all 3.
JOSH HARLESS
JOSH HARLESSSwing Instructor
Josh is a highly trained professional dance instructor who teaches a variety of partner dances, however his true love is West Coast Swing. He is GSDTA certified and he currently competes, teaches, and judges West Coast Swing at many national dance conventions.
ALI MARCONI
ALI MARCONIHustle Instructors
Alessandra is a versatile performer, movement artist and collaborator. Her all-embracing approach invites multi-gens of varying experience to gain self confidence and unified joy. Alessandra produces Hustle Social (NYC) and is a leading force in the new generation of this dance.
SERENA CUEVAS
SERENA CUEVASSalsa Instructor
Serena is a multi-talented and highly trained professional instructor, choreographer, performer and coach. She has competed at some of the most prestigious competitions in the world. She is currently the Director and master trainer at Deseo Studios in San Diego.
VERONICA CASTILLA
VERONICA CASTILLAHustle Instructor
Bio coming soon.