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
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