I recently did research for an article on “The Roots Of Bachata Dance” and was dismayed to find almost no historical accounts of influential Bachata dancers pre-2000.
Bachata dance has gained a foothold in the latin dance community thanks in part to the popularity of the music and through the initiative of several dancers spreading the gospel of Bachata across the globe.
He teaches, provides choreography, and promotes the Island Touch brand which features immensely popular dancers Jorge “Ataca” Burgos and Tanja “La Alemana” Kensinger.
He also organizes Bacha Tu, an event which is held in the Dominican Republic and steadily growing in popularity.
There are basically three types of bachata dance styles; Bachata Moderna, Dominican Bachata and Dominican Bachata “Fusion”.
– Co-organizer of perhaps the largest bachata festival in the USA, the Los Angeles Bachata Festival.
His original festivals were in Finland, but have since relocated to the “bachata motherland”.13.
Rudi “El Tiguere Del Mambo” Lopez – The man behind the Bachata powerhouse Island Touch Dance Academy.
Had a major influence in the evolution of taking “Bachata Italian Style” and molding it to what is now called “Bachata Moderna”.
Inaki has produced several instructional DVD’s dedicated to “Bachata Moderna”.9.
– Probably the most popular female “Bachata Moderna” dancer in the world.