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Between them Carlos and Elli have represented Brisbane and Australia as instructors and performers, locally, nationally and internationally in cities such as Puerto Rico, Madrid, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Sydney, New Zealand, India, Miami, Hong Kong and more.


As instructors, Carlos and Elli enjoy sharing their dance knowledge and inspiring others with their passion for dance. With a combined 20 plus years experience of dance instruction, performance and competition, they are a sought after dance duo.



With an all-round knowledge of various forte Latin dance styles, Salsa and Cha Cha Cha are Carlos and Elli’s, depicted by a strong masculine style, coupled with feminine elegance. They are Australia’s pioneers of acrobatic/cabaret Salsa, exhibiting amazing lifts, tricks and aerials in their routines.


Carlos and Elli are founders of Brisbane’s premier Salsa academy, Latin Steps Dance Company. They have trained and developed some of Queensland, Australia and NZ’s key dancers and teams.


Carlos and Elli are 4 times and current Australian Salsa Professional Champions, 2 times Salsa Solo Female Professional Champion, and World Salsa Open ProAm Champions.

Latin Steps Dance Company, is Brisbane’s most recognised Latin dance school, with professional, amateur and beginner level teams of the highest standard.


Latin Steps is the current Australian Salsa Classic Team Champions, qualifying for the  World Latin Dance Cup,

held in Las Vegas


Latin Steps Dance Company has represented  Brisbane at countless national and international Latin festivals including:


   Melbourne Latin Festival, April – 2009 – 2015

   World Salsa Summit, Miami – February 2015

   Puerto Rico Salsa Congress, July 2009 – 2015

   Sydney Salsa Congress, January 2005-2015

   Salsa Solo Australia & International – November 2009 – 2015

   Byron Latin Fiesta, November 2007-2015

   Canada Salsa Congress – August 2014

   Woodford Folk Festival – December 2012 – 2014

   Tropicana Street Latin Competition – December 2013

   Byron Latin Fiesta – November 2007 – 2014

   Canberra Latin Dance Festival – October 2012

   NZ Bachata Festival (Christchurch) – August 2012

   NZ Salsa Solo (Christchurch) – August 2012 – 2013

   Brisbane Latin Ball – June 2011 – 2012

   World Latin Dance Cup, Las Vegas – December 2011

   Australian Salsa Classic – 2008 – 2011

   Australian Salsa Open – July 2010 & 2012-2014

   DouDoule Latin Dance Camp – 2009 – 2015

   Sydney Bachata Festival, April 2008 & 2009; 2011, 2014

   NZ Salsa Nationals – October 2009

   New Zealand Salsa Congress, March 2008 – 2014

   Adelaide Salsa Festival, March 2009 – 2012

   Hong Kong Salsa Festival, February 2009

   October Salsa Fest (Brisbane), October 2008

   India International Salsa Congress, August 2008

   Coffs Latin Fiesta, March 2008

   Spain Salsa Festival (Barcelona), July 2007

   L.A. Salsa Congress, June 2005

   Madrid Salsa Symposium, 2004



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