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DJs
DJ Soltrix

Born and raised in Tampa, FL, DJ Soltrix started mixing and producing music when he was only 15 years old. He was inspired by local radio DJs and how they were capable of flawlessly blending tracks together into a high energy mix for thousands of listeners to enjoy. In 2008, he began working as a DJ in a local Latin radio station and quickly gained recognition in his community through his talents. His popularity continued to grow and he landed weekly residencies in some of the most prestigious nightclubs in Tampa.

In 2012, he created and formed what is now known as the #1 Latin remix online store which features some of the world’s most renowned Latin remixers: LatinRemixes.com. As a remixer, DJ Soltrix is well-known amongst the Latin DJ community and his remixes can be heard throughout Latin nightclubs across the globe. Some of the artists that he has produced club remixes for include: Prince Royce, Plan B, Tito El Bambino, Don Omar, Toby Love and many more. His goals now are to travel and share his talents with the rest of the world.

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Artists
Keesha Roberts Buenavente

Keesha Roberts Buenavente is a classically trained salsa performer and instructor, who has performed at Salsa Congresses around the world as a former member of the Pretty Boys & Girls Pro Team.

Keesha is an active salsa competitor, and has won numerous accolades at events such as the US Salsa Open, World Latin Dance Cup, and San Francisco International Salsa Congress. Keesha teaches classes throughout the South Bay and is the director of D’Vinity Dance Company, a women’s salsa group based in San Jose.

Jesus & Roxy

ROXY VEGA is a professional performer, choreographer and instructor based in Tijuana, Mexico. She has won multiple competition awards for Bachata in the Professional and Pro-Am divisions and is a World Latin Dance Cup (WLDC) Champion. Roxy is the director of Mi Esencia Dance Tijuana and Seattle. She brings an infectious style with flavor and attitude, which she infuses in her workshops and classes.

Jesus “CHUY’ Donato, born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, begun dancing at the age of 20. Currently, Jesus is dancing with Jasso Dance Academy and with Roxy Vega with whom he co-directs and choreographs Mi Esencia Seattle. With several national and worldwide awards, Jesus focuses his classes on musicality, shines for men, body movement, partnerwork, Salsa on1 and on2, and several types of bachata such as traditional and sensual.

Aubrey & Miguel

AUBREY ARES
Hey there! I’m Aubrey, born and raised Arizona girl with a passion for dance! For as long as I can remember dance has always been my “happy place”. What better way to share my “happy place” than to create a dance company that revolves around the confidence, creativity and passion dance provides.

Starting dance at the age of three, my mom knew it was my passion from the moment I could walk. By the age of six I quickly became a competition dancer at a national level. From there, it was history. Ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, hip hop, you name it – I was dancing it. At the age of 12 I won the title of “Junior Miss Dance of Arizona 2006′ and  placed  in the top ten at the “Dance Masters of America” National Competition. My love continued to grow and in 2008 I was crowned “Teen Miss Dance of Arizona”.  Balancing school with dance was quite the challenge and by my junior year of high school I added cheer to the mix. Captain of the cheer team, president of our dance company and a part of NHSDA (National Honors Society for the Dance Arts). By my senior year, I was ready for a new opportunity, “So You Think You Can Dance” . My Dad, Mom & 2 sisters packed up the minivan and  drove to Los Angeles. What a great experience!!! Out of 3000 dancers they took 35 of us and l was sent straight to Vegas. At 18, you could say that was a pretty awesome opportunity.  Although my life was busy preparing for college nothing was going to slow me down. I was honored to be a part of the “Arizona State Dance Team ” which was one of the best experiences . ASU is where I learned the true meaning of TEAM WORK and through our teams dedication we placed 3rd at the UDA national finals in Orlando, Florida. BUT…cheering weekly at the ASU football and basketball games was gearing me up for the next endeavor in my life.

MIGUEL VILCHIS
Miguel, originally from Toluca, Mexico, has been dancing for as long as he can remember. His father was trained dancer who studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Mexico. Dancing and music was an everyday way of life for their family. At the age of 14, Miguel decided to take his dancing to the next level.He began taking Salsa classes with various instructors such as Tomas Olivera, Francisco Vasquez, and Carmen Bambaren. It was their classes where his passion for dance grew even more. Once graduated from High School, Miguel went to California State University Fullerton where he became a member of the CSUF Salsa Team. Under the direction of Kazumi DeVries, he learned different styles and performed at school events around campus. As he became more familiar with the Latin dance scene in Los Angeles, he soon discovered Stevens Steakhouse in the city of Commerce. It was there where he discovered his love of Bachata!

Miguel was a regular attendee for the Bachata Class at Stevens which was led by Jorge Contreras, Demetrio Rosario, and Aubrey Ares. Two months after taking Que Rico’s Bachata classes, he auditioned for their performance team. His first season with Que Rico was intense as he trained in the intermediate team and later moved up to the advanced team. His love of bachata turned into a career his third season with Que Rico when he was offered the opportunity to become a director and lead his own team. Teaching had always been something Miguel wanted to do, so when the opportunity presented itself he was ready. Six months later,he had two of his own teams. Now a director of Empowered Movement Dance Company, Miguel is training with Aubrey Ares and directing the Excel and Power Team.  He is excited to be part of EMDC and cannot wait to see all the dancers grow within the company. Miguel plans on creating the same opportunity for his dancers as he once received and plans on doing that through Empowered Movement Dance Company.

Program

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Friday, June 29

Day
Room A
6-7 Tech Rehersal

7-8 Beginner Boot Camp with Aubrey & Miguel

Room B
6-8 Footwork Challenge with Jesus & Roxy
8-9 D’Va Stilettos Challenge with Keesha Roberts

Night
9:30-10 Shows/Performances
10pm-3am Social Dancing

Saturday, June 30

Day
Room A
3-4 Beginner Boot Camp with Aubrey & Miguel
4-5 D’Va Stilettos Challenge with Keesha Roberts

5-6 Tech Rehersal

6-7 Beginner Boot Camp with Aubrey & Miguel
7-8 D’Va Stilettos Challenge with Keesha Roberts

Room B
3-5 Footwork Challenge with Jesus & Roxy

5-6 Tech Rehersal

6-8 Footwork Challenge with Jesus & Roxy

Night
9-10 Shows/Performances
10pm-3am Social Dancing

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