2016 Kizomba Artists

Christian Gutierrez - Houston,Texas

Charles Ogar -  Austin,TX
Eric Kizomba - Orlando

Favian Bustos & Cynthia Mendez  - Austin, TX

Lola Monet - Los Angeles, CA
Jules & Melodie - Canada

Benga DaBeatz
Juho So - Korea



2016 Zouk Artists

Tirso Chauca - Los Angeles
Chanel B. May - Los Angeles

Jules Bertrand - Canada

Melodie Fares - Canada
Samy Ahmed - DC
Luis Loredo - Dallas
Favian Bustos - Austin
Hannah Miller-Jones - Austin




2016 Salsa Artists


Salsa Jennifer - London

Lucas Prat - Denver

Jay Stylz - Dallas

Marcos & Tabitha - Chicago

CaliRumba - Dallas, TX



2016 Bachata Artists


Edward Zambrano - Los Angeles
Jessica Trujillo - Los Angeles

Xilo & Fito - Mexico

Jules Bertrand - Montreal, Canada
Melodie Fare - Montreal, Canada

Arturo Garcia- Dallas, TX
Elisa Cavi - Dallas,TX
Brian Gomez - San Antonio, TX

Lucas Prat - Denver
Marco Ramos-Garcia - Milwaukee
Tabitha De La O - Chicago
Luis Loredo - Dallas,TX
Damian Guzman - Houston,TX
Alejandro Rey - Los Angeles
Erica Nicole - Los Angeles

Alejandro Ramirez - Mexico

Carlos Cinta - Chicago

Mike Zuniga - Orange County, CA

Edwin Ferreras - New York City, NY

Daniela Grosso - Argentina/ NYC

Summer Sando - Tucson, AZ

Bruce Sando - Tucson, AZ

Jay Stylz - Dallas, TX

Tamara Valle - Paris, France / Dallas,TX

Robert Lay - Dallas, TX

Jorge Elizondo - Mc Allen, Texas
Favian Bustos - Austin, TX

Rodrigo & Wendy - Charlotte, NC

Dionicio and Stacie - Houston,TX




2016 Speciality Workshops


East Coast Swing Crash Course
Sean Christopher - Atlanta,GA
Hip Hop - Ladies Choreo Challenge
Tamara Valle - Dallas,TX
Acro Yoga
Max & Liz - Dallas,TX
Brazilian Samba
Ernest & Lidumar - UDA Dallas
Lap Dance
Summer & Alejandro
Krav Maga Self Defense for Traveling
Bruce Sando
Couples Massage
Summer Sando
Salsa Choke - Ras Tas Tas
CaliRumba  - Dallas,TX


DBF 2016 DJ Line Up

Bachata Romantica / Urban Room

DJ Jose - Dallas

DJ BachataJorge - TX


Bachata Dominicana Room

Carlos Cinta - Chicago

DJ Ron - Denver


Salsa/ Mambo/ Cha Cha Room

DJ Juanito Pachanga - Denver

Kizomba /Zouk Room

DJ Favian - Austin,TX
DJ Sami



DBF 2016 Live Concert

Bachata Singer - Anthony Torres
Singing his Latest Bachata Hits!

Saxophone Artist - Neander Lima
Playing the latest Bachatas Hits on his Saxophone


Meet your 2016
Dallas Bachata Festival Artist

Jules & Melodie

 Montreal, Canada

Zouk/ Kizomba/ Sensual Bachata

Xilo y Fito - Mexico

Dominican & Sensual Bachata


Arturo & Elisa - Dallas, TX

 Sensual Bachata / Bachatango

Rodrigo & Wendy - Charlotte, NC
Bachata / Tango / Kizomba

Edward & Jessica
Los Angeles, CA


Lucas Prat -
Bachata & Salsa

Marcos & Tabitha
Milwaukee  / Chicago

Bachata & Salsa

Max & Liz
Dallas, TX


Mike Zuniga - Orange County, CA
Rhythmic Fusion Dance Company


Tirso & Chanel

Edwin & Daniela - NYC
LFX Dance Company

Bachata & Merengue

Damian Guzman
 Houston, TX

Robert Lay - Dallas, TX

Seduxion Dance Company


Tamara Valle - France

Director of Mademoiselle Dance Team




Salsa Jennifer
London / Texas

Summer Sando & Bruce
Tuscon, AZ

Bachata & Lap Dance

Alejandro Ramirez Silva - Mexico

Director of
Candela Latin Club Cholula

Christian Franco - Houston,TX

Director of Latin Dance Factory

Jay Stylz- Dallas, TX

 DBF MC & Bachata & Salsa

Favian Bustos & Cynthia Mendez -
Inspired Movement Austin,TX

Kizomba & Bachata

Jorge Elizondo - RGV, Texas
BachataFusion /  DBF Organizer

Alejandro Rey & Erica Nicole
Paso De Oro Dance Co. - Los Angeles 
Urban Bachata / R&B Fusion / Merengue

 Patricia- Dallas,TX
Directors of
Calirumba Dance Company

Brian Gomez - San Antonio
Director of Island Touch
San Antonio

Lidumar Plazola & Ernest Joplare

Directors of United Dance Academy - Dallas,TX



Benga DaBeatz


of Beatz Evolution & Beatz Media Production


Lola Monet -
 AKA Queen Beatz

Los Angeles, CA

Carlos Cinta

Chicago, IL

Charles Ogar


Luis Loredo
Bachata & Zouk

Dallas, TX

Dionicio Martinez and
Stacie Holyoak

Houston, TX

Sean Christopher -
 East Coast Swing


Juho So
Kizomba / Mambo

Seoul, Korea / Chicago

Meet your Amazing 2016 DJ Team for
the Dallas Bachata Festival

Dallas Bachata Festival

DJ Jose - Head DJ
Bachata Urban & Romantica Room

Dallas Bachata Festival

DJ Juanito Pachanga - Denver,CO
Salsa/ Mambo Room

Dallas Bachata Festival

DJ Rj - Denver, CO
Dominican Bachata Room

Dallas Bachata Festival

Carlos Cinta - Chicago
Dominican Bachata Room

Dallas Bachata Festival

DJ Favian -Austin, TX

Kizomba / Zouk  Room

Dallas Bachata Festival

DJ Benga
Kizomba / Zouk Room

Get to Know some of our Feature Artist
with Dance Planet Daily Interviews by
Jason Haynes

  • Special Feature: Most Influential Bachata Artist by Jason Haynes

    The individuals below are (in our opinion) the most innovative and influential people in the world of bachata dance.  Since 2005 bachata has exploded in popularity in the latin dance scene..

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  • Alejandro Rey Interview

    Alejandro Rey is one of the Pioneers of Urban Bachata. Get to know what inspires him and how he inspire Bachata Dancers all over the World.  Get up close to AKA Big Hondo.

    Click here to Read

  • Jorge Elizondo Interview

    Meet Jorge Elizondo in a up close and Personal Interview by www.danceplanetdaily.com .

    Click to Read his Interview

  • Christian Gutierrez Interview

    We would like to introduce Christian ,one of our featured instructors to teach Kizomba at the Dallas Bachata Festival 2014.   Read why we think he is a great addition to our event team. 
    Read Interview

  • Carlos Cinta Interview

    Meet Carlos Cinta and find out how he is making Bachata Dancers dance to whole new Beat. Read his Interview by Dance Planet Daily.

    Read His Interview now

  • Robert Lay Interview

    Meet Robert Lay and see how he helped shape Salsa & the Bachata Scene in the Texas and inspire many to enjoy the sensual side of Bachata with his sexy performance he done all over the USA.

    Read Robert Interview

  • Mike Zuniga Pod Cast

    Meet Mike Zuniga from Orange County, California. Director of Rhythmic Fusion Dance Company. Get to know Mike with this fun audio pod cast interview by Charles Ogar.

    Listen to his Pod Cast Interview

  • Tamara Valle Profile

    Tamara Valle from Paris, France has taken Texas and the USA by storm. Her beautiful style and technique of dancing has helped her make a name in the USA Bachata Community.

    Read Tamara Profile



  • Edwin Ferreras Interview

    Edwin Ferreras (from the Dominican Republic) is one of the bright, young stars in the latin dance scene. Read his interview and see why we are Proud to have him as a part of Dallas Bachata Festival Team.

    Read Now

  • Jay Stylz Interview

    "If it ain’t sexy, don’t do it!” This simple, ‘sexy’ phrase coined by Jay Stylz appropriately sums up his teaching and dance style.  Jay (from Texas) is one of the most popular latin dance instructors in Dallas & taking the USA by storm. Get up close and personal with this fun interview.

  • Charles Ogar Interview

    Meet Charles Ogar, one of our 2014 Featured Kizomba Instructors. Charles has been working very hard to spread the love his style of Kizomba called NeoKiz. Find out what inspires him and drives his love of dance.