Unprecedented Hustle Representation

There are only a handful of events around the world specifically dedicated to Hustle dance and even fewer that are on a national level. This year, we are incredibly honored to have the most renowned and decorated hustle legends teach, speak and perform at our event.

We have 20+ confirmed hustle instructors – unprecedented for any partner dance event!

BILLY FAJARDO
BILLY FAJARDOHustle Instructor
(Godfather of Latin hustle ) Multi-world dance champion with over 45 years in the dance Industry. Billy has been seen on TV,movies,and some of the biggest stages in the world. Billy has dedicated his life to the promotion of the last true American dance called “latin hustle” by traveling the world and teaching and Certifying instructors
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.
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!
DONNA DE SIMONE
DONNA DE SIMONEHustle Instructor
Donna has been teaching dance since 1976. Her diverse knowledge of dance ranging from ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, Broadway and ballroom has greatly influenced her elegant style. She has won many professional dance titles and is one of the most influential hustle instructors of our time.
KELVIN ROCHE & LORI ANN GREENHOUSE
KELVIN ROCHE & LORI ANN GREENHOUSEHustle Instructors
Trained in ballet, ballroom, Latin and Theater arts this high energy couple has performed all over the world. They have also appeared on TV, in movies and on stage. They have numerous titles in American rhythm, International Latin, theater arts and are 9 times world hustle champions. Kelvin and Lori Ann Roche.
DANIEL MCGEE
DANIEL MCGEEHustle Instructor
Daniel is founder and co-owner of Top Hat Dance Studio located in Philadelphia, PA. Since its grand opening in 1995, the strength of Top Hat Dance Studio has been attributed to his abilities, both as a dancer and an instructor. Daniel and his partner Ginny Carey are two-time World Hustle Champions.
JAMESON KILBURN
JAMESON KILBURNHustle Instructor
Jameson is co-owner of Top Hat Dance Studio of Philadelphia where he can be found teaching group classes and private lessons in Ballroom, Latin, Swing, & Hustle for over the past 20 years. Jameson is a World Hustle Champion, winning the title at the Internation Hustle and Salsa Championships in Miami, Florida.
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.
JAVIER & KIKI
JAVIER & KIKI Bachata & Salsa Instructors
Javier and Kiki are multiple World Champions in Salsa and Bachata, specializing in Cabaret (Lifts and Tricks). Choreographers and Instructors with over 20 years of experience Directors of multiple World Champion Teams Elemento Dance Co. and B Queens Elite.
LIZ LIRA
LIZ LIRASalsa & Bachata Instructor
Liz Lira, is a 25-time World Champion Latin Dancer, award-winning choreographer, Grammy’s featured artist, empowerment coach, and inspirational speaker, who’s transformed millions of lives on and off the dance floor. Liz’s mission is to use the power of Latin Dance to transform lives on and off the Dance Floor!
JOSE MALDANADO
JOSE MALDANADOSalsa Instructor
Bio coming soon
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.
NINO DIGUILIO
NINO DIGUILIOHustle Instructor
Creator and Executive Director of May I Have This Dance curriculum and dance studio, Nino has taught Hustle, West Coast Swing, Salsa, and Ballroom for over 27 years. He and his partner, Dawn, have won professional championships at numerous Hustle events. They are most proud of developing one of the fastest-growing hustle communities in the country.
DAWN LARA
DAWN LARAHustle Instructor
Senior Instructor at the prestigious May I Have This Dance based out of Chicago, Dawn has been teaching Hustle, WCS, & Salsa for over 15 years. She and her partner, Nino, have won professional championships at numerous Hustle events. They are most proud of developing one of the fastest-growing hustle communities in the country.
LOUIS ORLANDO
LOUIS ORLANDOHustle Instructor
Louis and Elizabeth have been instructors for dance events: IHSC, Disco America, Tri-State Dance Festival, Canada Salsa and Bachata Congress, plus more. Louie has been teaching and dancing for many years and is considered one of the best Hustle leaders.
ELIZABETH DARCHI
ELIZABETH DARCHIHustle Instructor
Louis and Elizabeth have been instructors for dance events: IHSC, Disco America, Tri-State Dance Festival, Canada Salsa and Bachata Congress, plus more. She also has an extensive dance repertoire of Jazz/Theater, Ballroom and Hustle. As a choreographer, she has touched the realm of show productions and choreographed for many dance events.
SERENA CUEVAS
SERENA CUEVASSalsa & Bachata 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.
EDER AVILA
EDER AVILASalsa Instructor
Bio Coming Soon
NICOLE GIL
NICOLE GILSalsa & Bachata Instructor
Director and Owner of Dancer University, Nicole shares her passion for dance as a club promoter, performer, competitor and instructor. She has performed all over Los Angeles and has choreographed multiple Latin music videos, but derives most of her joy sharing her love for Salsa and Bachata through teaching.
CAROLINA SOLORIO
CAROLINA SOLORIOSalsa & Bachata Instructor
Los Angeles native, Carolina Solorio, is a multi-genre dancer who began her artistic career through a variety of training within Latin genres: Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Mambo, Samba, and other Latin rhythms. With over 9 years of professional experience, she has instructed salsa lessons and coached dancers throughout SoCal.
DEBRA HAMPTON
DEBRA HAMPTONMC / Hustle Instructor
Debra Hampton is one of LA’s Hustle Pioneers. She began her dancing career in Ballet,Tap and Jazz. Then was trained in ballroom at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in New York City. She competed at IHSC, Disco America and Fresno Dance Classic winning 1st place with partner Archie Dawson.
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.
VERONICA CASTILLA
VERONICA CASTILLAHustle Instructor
Veronica is a multitalented pro dancer who has won multiple prestigious hustle & salsa titles across the country for several years. Now, known for her attention to detail and to be one of the most efficient hustle dancers today, her distinguished style has attracted many students desiring to emulate her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
JO QUIÑIONES
JO QUIÑIONESSalsa & Bachata
Jo Quiñones has traveled worldwide spreading her wisdom, technique, and love for Latin dance through instruction, choreography, and performance. She now co-owns Afeenix Rising Dance Studio along with her husband, Brendan Brasier. Her blend of charisma, sensuality and style through her instruction and performance entertains & inspires.
Arthur & Xiu
Arthur & XiuSalsa & Bachata Fusion
Arthur has trained with fantastic artists from all over the globe in Salsa, Mambo, Pachanga, Bachata, Ballroom dance, Hip-hop, Jazz, and many other dances. Xiu has been part of numerous LA salsa dance companies and teaches in the local community with regular classes in and around LA and Orange county.
PAUL PELLICORO
PAUL PELLICOROHustle Instructor
As an International Ballroom & Latin dancer & coach for the past 45 years Paul Pellicoro has been credited with numerous accolades in the dance community along a long list of Hollywood productions. He is most well known for the creation of his world-famous “ DanceSport Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio” located in the heart of NYC.
Sam Allen
Sam AllenHip Hop Choreo Instructor
Sam Allen teaches regular classes at Playground LA, and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. He has had multiple teaching tours across Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, Switzerland, France and Germany. His choreography credits include a feature film with Sofia Carson, the musical production “In The Heights”, and many other commercials for major companies.
DEVON KATRINA
DEVON KATRINABurlesque Instructor
Devon Katrina is a Latin dance star and singer-songwriter. She has studied dance around the world for the past 15 years. Her love of Afro-Latin dance and music exemplified her unique style of dance fusion. As an all-around musician Devon uses her unique ear to write and perform her fusion of Afro-Latin music from around the world.