Meet our team

Profes (ordenats per ordre alfabètic)

Africa

Hip Hop, Afrobeats & Danza Urbana Teacher -

Since childhood, in Equatorial Guinea, África has lived in a dance and culture atmosphere. There she started with two styles, Afro and Hip Hop, which she has developed and defined through training and competitions in different European countries.

Berta Martí

Balet Teacher -

Berta started dancing classical dance at the age of 5 and since then she has been training also in other disciplines such as contemporary dance, modern jazz, etc. She has worked in companies such as Otradanza by Asun Noales and the Young Company of Alicante, with choreographers such as Gustavo Ramírez and Sol Picó, or the Cia. Per Poc (puppeteers). She is currently a dancer for the IT Dansa company with which she has an international tour. In her classes she likes to awaken the body awareness, recognize dance as a language to express ourselves, and most of all, enjoy, enjoy a lot!

Carmen Caparrós

Carmen Caparrós is a professional dancer since 1985. She trained at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona and specialized in Flamenco with Merche Esmeralda, Flora Albaycín, Antonio Canales and Chana, among others. After some dance tours over different cities in Europe, since 1995 Carmen is teaching Flamenco, Sevillanas and castanets. In her classes, she tries to convey what is most important to her: that dancing is to express through the body what the soul needs to say.
In 2013 she published the book "Dancing Flamenco, to Know a Way to Feel."

Carolina Morro

Danza creativa, Yoga & Ioga Teacher -

Eli Romagosa

Modern Jazz Teacher -

Elizabeth started dancing when she was 5 years old. Her father is an actor and from an early age she was born surrounded by culture and theater. Movement has always transported her to another dimension and when music plays she can't help but dance. At the age of 12 she began her professional degree in dance at the Institut del Teatre. After six years of training she decided to go to Madrid to learn about other horizons and other forms of movement. There she will continue her training at the "Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila" and will participate in different artistic projects. At the same time she attends interpretation courses. Surrounded by art, Elisabet continues on her path as a dancer, creator and teacher.

Emi Garrote

Swing - Lindy Hop Teacher -

Emi Garrote and Pep Espìgol started dancing Lindy Hop back in 1999. They received dancing education in Barcelona and different workshops in Europe. For more than seven years the were teachers at the Balliball School (Barcelona) and participated in the organization of the Barswingona International Event.

Co-founders of the Jazz Cats troupe from Barcelona, they danced and coreographed with it from its start until its dissolution. During its five years of activity, they performed in important scenarios like l'Auditori, the Palau de la Música, and the Cap Roig Jazz Festival. They also shared stage with musicians and dancers like: La Locomotora Negra, Swing Set, La Vella Dixieland, Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, Ignasi Terraza, Guillem Alonso (tap dance), Laia Molins (tap dance) and Roser Font (tap dance), among others.

Since 2003 they teach at european level: Sweden (Herräng Dance Camp 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), Swingin' Spring in Gothemburg 2007,  Russia (Moscow Xmas Camp 2009, 2010, 2011), Goodnight Sweetheart Londres (2005, 2011), Workshop “SäntisHop" Switzerland (2014, 2016), judges in the European Swing Dance Championchips 2011, 2012, France (París, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Grenoble, Aspet), Switzerland (Bern), Italy (Swing Crash Festival, Como 2010), Grenoble Swing Festival 2006, Summer Camp Studio Hop (2008, 2016), Leapin’ Lindy in Bern (Switzerland) 2006,  Festival Jazz Terrassa (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010), Andorra (Swing in Andorrain’), Catalonia (Sitges Swing, Lloret), Spain (Madrid, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Castelló),  Swim Out Costa Brava 2014, 2015, ZaraSwing Festival in Zaragoza 2017, 2016 y 2015, etc.

They have performed in the Gamper Trophy in Camp Nou (2012), in Gala FAO Tv1 "Mira quien Baila" 2005, in Barcelona Dance Festival Barcelona 2009, in Barcelona International Jazz Festival 2008, in TV3 Show “La Sonora” 2012. They have also held performances in the Palau de la Música with La Locomotora Negra, in the 47 VOLL-DAMM FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE JAZZ DE BARCELONA 2015, and in the Auditori de Barcelona with La Locomotora Negra ”XIII CONCERT PER AL TXAD 2016".

In 2007 they founded their own school "Escola de Swing Pep & Emi", in which they created a team to evolve arstitically and pedagogically until 2012. They also created their Lindy Hop exhibition troupe: the Swing Beats.

From 2008 to 2012 they were organizers and hosts of the Lindy Hop festival: the "Sinera Swing Festival" in Arenys de Mar (Barcelona).

Currently, they are still Lindy Hop teachers in regular courses, and in national and international workshops.

In their classes they strengthen the relationship of the dancers with the music and with their dance partner, with a main goal: having as much fun as the original dancers of Savoy Ballroom!

When they dance, they always have in mind the great legends that inspire them every day: Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Dawn Hampton, as well as the big interpreters of swing, like Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.

www.pepiemi.com

Esther Martí

Contemporany Teacher -

Esther, born in Mallorca, started in the world of movement at the age of 5 because she couldn't stop dancing at home. At the age of 19 she came to Bcn and studied jazz at Luthier. Later she did the professional training of contemporary dance in Area, space of dance and creation. Her personal interests are related to the sensuality of women through movement and as a consequence, empowerment. That's why she trained as a burlesque performer. She has been part of musicals such as Grease and Chicago. She also has one piece, DELETE, a mix of contemporary and burlesque dance that has toured in the 2019-2020 season at festivals like Choreoscope Bcn, Hop Festival and MNAC. She believes in the authenticity of each person’s movement as a learning potential.

Inés Ruiz

Modern Jazz Teacher -

Inés began to dance at 4 years old at a dance school in Gavà. She danced everything: Ballet, hip hop, music and flamenco. When she became older, and saw that the dance was her life, she wanted to professionalize what was his greatest hobby, and she entered the Institut del Teatre, where she studied the professional Contemporary dance degree. After 4 years, and once graduated, she became part of the young IT Dance company (the Company of the Institut del Teatre), and performed in different stages of Europe. Currently, she is studying the highest degree of interpretation at the "Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila", in Madrid, working on projects with children, being teacher and following up to be a good dancer and teacher in the future.

Ingrid Valls

Recollida Teacher -

The first time that Ingrid saw people dancing Lindy Hop was in Stockholm during a study abroad program. She fell in love with the energy and happiness that the dancers radiated. But Ingrid never thought that she could ever dance in that way because she had never danced before. In 2011, once she was back to Barcelona she decided to give it a shot. Serendipitously, swing has gone from being her passion to a way of life for her! 

Jana Grulichová

Solo Jazz, Tap Dance, Contemporany, Solo Blues, The Stompers & Modern jazz Teacher -

From the age of four Jana has been passionated about all kinds of dances. She studied dance at the Conservatory of Prague (Czech Republic) and since then she has continued expanding its training in dance worldwide: United States, Britain, Cyprus, Sweden, Italy, Germany, Hungary and Spain, among others. It has been part of different companies: Zig-Zag Tap & Swing Dance CRASH, Clac & Roll, les Divinas, among others.

She is currently international teacher, choreographer and swing dancer (lindy hop, charleston, blues and tap). She also works as a choreographer and stage director at the Palau de la Música and the Taller de Musics. She also teaches other dances, such as street dance, jazz and contemporary dance.

Javiera Borgoño

Javiera fell in love with Swing and its culture in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012. There she learned Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston and Jazzsteps. Shortly after starting, she took part in CAPOS the first swing championship there, where she won first place in the strictly Lindy category, which only motivated her to look for new horizons. Thus, in May 2015 she traveled to Europe attending all the swing festivals he encountered along the way, such as the Herrang Dance Camp, where she first made contact with the Collegiate Shag. At the end of the same year she decided to settle in the city of Barcelona where she soon became a teacher of Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Balboa and Jazzsteps and thus dedicating herself full time to dance.

Jazzmin Olave

Solo Jazz, Teatro musical Teacher -

Jazz, like her friends name her, is an absolutely performing arts passionate. She started dancing classic ballet when she was 4 years young, and then discovered Theatre at the age of 5, receiving her first formation in the ‘Zaragoza Theater and Dance local School’. She moved to Barcelona in 2005 to start her Dramatic Arts career in ‘L’Institut Del Teatre’. She’s been lucky to work and be part of some dance and theatre companies as well as acting in some of the most emblematic scenes such as the ‘Teatre Lliure’ or the ‘Mercat de les Flors’. Later on, from 2010 to 2016 she'd been teaching ‘Creative Dance’ and ‘Inclusive Theater’ to people with Functional Diversity. In January 2015 she discovered ‘Swing’ and fell in love with its essence and the freestyle in it. Currently she dance in an ‘Integrative Dance’ company called ‘Liant La Troca’, formed by mixed people with and without ‘Functional Diversity’. She also works as a ‘Inclusive Dance’ teacher in ‘L’Institut Del Teatre’.

Marina Ares

Danza creativa, Jazz Musical & Modern Jazz Teacher -

Since the age of three, when she tried her first Ballet class, Marina has not stopped venturing more and more into the world of dance, learning hip-hop, funky, classical dance and contemporary dance. She studied for a few years at the RCPD Mariemma in Madrid and she is currently studying Dance Pedagogy at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. She has taught modern and contemporary dance to people of all ages and from different disciplines. With contemporary dance she has discovered a world of expression that she carries with her and that she shares with everyone who enjoys movement!

Marta Santacatalina

Danza creativa, Teatro musical Teacher -

Marta started dancing when she was very young, doing rhythmic gymnastics, classical dance, flamenco, belly dancing, modern,… there was no dance she didn't want to dance! Finally she found enough space in contemporary dance to express herself. After graduating from the Institut del Teatre in 2018, she participated in different companies and projects, such as the Cia. Another Dance with Asun Noales, the Young Dance Company of the Generalitat Valenciana, or the Dance Awards of the Institut del Teatre. She has taught contemporary dance and creative dance for all ages. For both dancing and teaching, she believes that improvisation and imagination must be the engines that start everything: "to dance you just have to want to play".

Marta Vergés

Solo Jazz, Super Followers, Teatro musical & Modern Jazz Teacher -

Marta has been in a stage from the three years old. She has received lessons of diferent kinds of dances as traditional dances, classical ballet, tap, Latino dances, etc. She has been in a traditional catalan dances company of Gracia.The dance has been, is and will always be her great passion. At 2007 she discovered the world of Lindy Hop and since then she is a true lover of this discipline and its music. She is always ready to dance, if you meet her outside of the work, for sure she will be ready to dance.

Myriam Bouzón

Commercial Dance, Commercial Dance Teacher -

Myriam was born in Galicia, since she was three years old she has been training in ballet and contemporary, since five years ago in urban dances of many styles and over time she has turned everything she knows into something very personal, which she hopes to share with all her students in the reggaeton/commercial class with her choreographies.

Neus Castells

Swing - Lindy Hop, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Super Followers, Cardio Swing, Danza creativa & Empieza el día con energía Teacher -

She discovered the world of Swing by chance, when she was walking one rainy day through Ciutadella park, in Barcelona. She was captivated by the music and the dance and decided to take up Lindy Hop classes in 2007, after which she moved on to Charleston and finally Balboa, taking classes in Barcelona as well in international workshops. Going to all the dancings and events in Barcelona she could, she has been dancing almost everyday since then; for her a day without dancing and without having tryed and learned something new is like a wasted day.

Oleksandra

Salsa On 1, Salsa Lady Style Teacher -

Dancer specialized in Caribbean rhythms such as Cuban salsa, Caleña salsa, NY-style salsa, bachata and chachachá. Her professional experience in dance is distinguished by an extensive career in professional companies both in Canada and in Spain, as well as by her participation in different world salsa competitions in which she has won several awards. She has also had the opportunity to participate as a guest artist in different congresses and world festivals of salsa and bachata.

Roser Ros

Solo Jazz Teacher -

Roser family explains that when she was a year old she already liked to dance at the kitchen following the rhythm of the dishwasher. At 3 years old she started gymnastics, and from then she has never stopped practicing different disciplines of dance and circus. When she was a child she saw the film Swing Kids and say for herself that someday she would dance like those dancers.

At 2011 she met the lindy hop and from then she has not stopped dancing. It has become her passion together with the charleston and the air steps. She teaches lindy from 2014 and she has participated at some dance companies.

Sandy Lewis

COLLEGIATE SHAG, Solo Shag Teacher -

Sandy was born in Cajun Country, Louisiana. Since 2013 she has been teaching Lindy Hop, and since 2014 Shag. Apart from dancing Zydeco & Cajun (the folkloric dances of her region), when she was a child she used to do tap dance. Later, she started with ballroom and belly dance. She discovered Lindy Hop in Barcelona when she came across a clandestino in Gracia, and since that day she hasn't stopped dancing Lindy. Nowadays you can find her on the Lindy dance floors as well as the Blues clubs.

Albert Ferran

Balboa Teacher -

He dances Swing since 2001 and teaches Balboa in Barcelona since 2005 and internationally since 2011. Despite having won many European competitions and have participated in several Balboa World Championship finals, he continues believing that social dancing is the reason beyond all; that "nothing  makes sense unless you feel passion for what you do". Teach and dance makes him happy.

Iván Bouchain

Tap Dance, Electroswing Teacher -

Dancing is a way of life and his passion. Originally from Mexico, that's where he was introduced to the scene, especially in theatre. Later he began his career as a dancer in the National Actors Association. In 2002 he moved to Barcelona, where he completed studies in musical at Coco Comin School, where he is currently a teacher. Although specializing in tap, he completed his training with other forms, such as jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, ballet, singing and theatre.

One of the most important projects he is involved in is called Dinatatak. He has participated in festivals such as the Strassen Festival in Stuttgart and Busker's in Barcelona. He also acted in the Montjuïc open-air film festival, in Cova de jazz,  in addition to touring France and Sardinia. He has created, along with Ludovico Hombravella, the Walk On Tap On, where besides dancing he develops himself as a composer and singer.

Lluís Belsa

At summer of 2012 he discovered the Lindy Hop at Barceloneta outdoors swing dances and on September of that year he signed to Swing Maniacs to learn to dance it. In a year he also began to dance Charlestone and since then he has not stopped dancing and attending swing festivals and workshops both nationally and internationally to learn more and enjoy dancing.

Marc Morillo

Marc has always been in contact with sports, as a player and trainer of indoor football, and with the performing arts, as a member of an amateur theater company for 10 years. His interest in Jazz and Rhythm and Blues music led him to start learning Lindy Hop in 2017; he had always been fascinated by the energy of the dancers he had seen in the dancings of the street and he wanted to live it from inside. Since then, the fact of discovering new steps, variations and rhythms came together with his desire to learn more about the cultural roots of the dance and swing music.

Marcos Fuente

Marcos discovered the dance some years ago and from then on the grew infatuaded with it. From the start he learned from the best national and international teachers, although he has also trained on his own to develop his own style.

He loves dancing Charleston, Lindy Hop and Balboa, and so you can see him dancing in all kind of events. But we can also add that he's a very happy person. You'll always see him with a smile and dancing with everyone. All this is evident in his dance and in the way he teaches his students, and that spreads to those closest to him. For him the dance is a way to communicate, to express himself and keep his body as active as he can, but with lots of fun!

Martí Gasol

COLLEGIATE SHAG, Solo Shag Teacher -

Marti is passionate about sport and physical activity since child. At 2012 he starts dancing lindy hop, and falls in love with the good vibes and energy generated by this dance, and he gets fascinated by the ability of improvisation and expression offered by the dance. From then he has continued learning and training  in areas such as musicality, style, connection and changing role. According to him, one of the main ingredients of lindy hop is that people have fun and enjoy each dance.

Nil Mujal

Swing - Lindy Hop Teacher -

Nil Mujal finished the superior grade of Jazz Music in Barcelona in 2014. His first contact with the Lindy Hop was in a show at the Palau de la Música, where he participated as a saxophonist. There he met Jana Grulichová who introduced him to the dance world.

Pep Espígol

Swing - Lindy Hop Teacher -

Emi Garrote and Pep Espìgol started dancing Lindy Hop back in 1999. They received dancing education in Barcelona and different workshops in Europe. For more than seven years the were teachers at the Balliball School (Barcelona) and participated in the organization of the Barswingona International Event.

Co-founders of the Jazz Cats troupe from Barcelona, they danced and coreographed with it from its start until its dissolution. During its five years of activity, they performed in important scenarios like l'Auditori, the Palau de la Música, and the Cap Roig Jazz Festival. They also shared stage with musicians and dancers like: La Locomotora Negra, Swing Set, La Vella Dixieland, Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, Ignasi Terraza, Guillem Alonso (tap dance), Laia Molins (tap dance) and Roser Font (tap dance), among others.

Since 2003 they teach at european level: Sweden (Herräng Dance Camp 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), Swingin' Spring in Gothemburg 2007,  Russia (Moscow Xmas Camp 2009, 2010, 2011), Goodnight Sweetheart Londres (2005, 2011), Workshop “SäntisHop" Switzerland (2014, 2016), judges in the European Swing Dance Championchips 2011, 2012, France (París, Lille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Grenoble, Aspet), Switzerland (Bern), Italy (Swing Crash Festival, Como 2010), Grenoble Swing Festival 2006, Summer Camp Studio Hop (2008, 2016), Leapin’ Lindy in Bern (Switzerland) 2006,  Festival Jazz Terrassa (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010), Andorra (Swing in Andorrain’), Catalonia (Sitges Swing, Lloret), Spain (Madrid, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Castelló),  Swim Out Costa Brava 2014, 2015, ZaraSwing Festival in Zaragoza 2017, 2016 y 2015, etc.

They have performed in the Gamper Trophy in Camp Nou (2012), in Gala FAO Tv1 "Mira quien Baila" 2005, in Barcelona Dance Festival Barcelona 2009, in Barcelona International Jazz Festival 2008, in TV3 Show “La Sonora” 2012. They have also held performances in the Palau de la Música with La Locomotora Negra, in the 47 VOLL-DAMM FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE JAZZ DE BARCELONA 2015, and in the Auditori de Barcelona with La Locomotora Negra ”XIII CONCERT PER AL TXAD 2016".

In 2007 they founded their own school "Escola de Swing Pep & Emi", in which they created a team to evolve arstitically and pedagogically until 2012. They also created their Lindy Hop exhibition troupe: the Swing Beats.

From 2008 to 2012 they were organizers and hosts of the Lindy Hop festival: the "Sinera Swing Festival" in Arenys de Mar (Barcelona).

Currently, they are still Lindy Hop teachers in regular courses, and in national and international workshops.

In their classes they strengthen the relationship of the dancers with the music and with their dance partner, with a main goal: having as much fun as the original dancers of Savoy Ballroom!

When they dance, they always have in mind the great legends that inspire them every day: Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Dawn Hampton, as well as the big interpreters of swing, like Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.

www.pepiemi.com

Ricard Reig

He has always been passionate about sport and music, and now he is also passionate about the dance and movement in general. In 2006 he began to receive tango lessons, which made ​​him discover that it's possible interpret music with a dance partner. This also sparked the desire to discover new ways to feel and perform to kinds of music with different dances, including Swing. Among the dances that most draw his attention are Charleston and Lindy Hop, which has led him to participate in workshops and festivalsto learn  and dance with people around the world. He also has been part of different groups and has performed with different swing schools in Barcelona.

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