Nine among the biggest international dance teachers will be in Turin with a load of energy, passion and professionalism!
Fabien Vrillon & Lisa Clarke
Fabien and Lisa met in Herrang, Sweden in 2010 and have been teaching and dancing together ever since.
Coming from different backgrounds they both bring their own particular expertise, talents, and enthusiasm to the partnership.
Fabien comes from Grenoble, France and has been teaching swing dancing since 2004, specializing in lindy hop and blues. His love of choreography has led to him to choreograph the winning Grenoble team routine for CRC 2010 and a number of successful showcases performed at ILHC and other events.
Lisa is a professional dancer from London, now living in France. Classically trained from the age of 6 she discovered her love for all styles of dance whilst studying for her degree in Theatre Dance at London Studio Centre.
After leaving college she worked professionally in the commercial dance world, specializing in hip-hop. She then discovered and fell in love with lindy hop and has immersed herself in all things swing ever since.
Together and separately they have competed and placed in many competitions (recently becoming European Swing dance Champions in the slow lindy division).
Their fun natured teaching style, yet ability to breakdown a movement, means their classes are a perfect mix for those wanting to progress their dancing.
Constantly pushing themselves in their own dancing means they understand the work that goes into becoming a better dancer and are passionate about sharing their experiences and helping others to achieve their goals.
Isabella Gregorio & Pontus Persson
Isabella Gregorio is a well-known international dancer. She teaches and performs around the globe, exhilarating students and audiences of all ages. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers of the world. She is well known for her crazy style and her great expression. Her professional career started in Italy 2002, with a quick start of claiming several titles in numerous international competitions as well as teaching across the world together with Vincenzo Fesi. Isabella has been dancing different kinds of dance since she was a child. She has been in the entertainment business for a long time, dancing as well as singing. Pontus Persson has been dancing continuously since he was 5 years old, actively competing (since the age of 6) and started teaching professionally as a 16-year old. After graduating, he moved to Stockholm in 2008 to evolve his dancing, being offered membership of the dance company, Harlem Hot Shots. He has since then been spreading the dance on a full-time basis through shows and competitions, not to mention, teaching. He has worked with television, theatres and international events all around the world. Pontus’ teaching is focused on practicing of quality body movement as well as realizing the magic of enjoyment. With true spirit the individual dancer can become truly great. Knowledge and Performance are keywords to his dancing and teaching.
Isabella and Pontus started to actively dance together January 2011.
Jean-Philippe Delort & Angelique Larque
He has trained in many different schools and as well as with Remy Kouakou Kouame.
Throughout these years of practice and with his various partners, he has defined his own style. He got noticed first nationally and then internationally.
Willing to orientate himself towards a more sociable approach of swing dances, he naturally got into Lindy Hop. Later, he studied Charleston and Balboa particularly with Anne-Helene and Bernard Cavasa.
He is a fully skilled swing dancer who spices up his dance with hip Hop. Full of energy, he is contantly in search of new ways to make his dancing evolve, always aiming at more originality and complicity with his partner.
Moreover, his dynamism has made him a well-know and appreciated teacher. Swing and Hip Hop teacher at a national level since 2006, he has been regularly called all over the world to share his passion for the past 4 years. Teacher for all levels and ages, he gathers everyone under his dancing vision:“Dance the way you are and, above all, have fun!”
Angie comes from academic solo dances. After several years of performance with companies, cabaret and musicals, she discover the swing univers in Toulouse, learning at the Studio Hop.
With a strong stage background, she now create her own way to swing dance, mixing hip hop and contemporary concepts.
She found also her little company “Funky Swing Dancers”, and teach lindy hop and solo for worshops and regular classes.
Creativity, feeling and musicality are her watchwords!
Vincenzo Fesi & Moe Sakan
Vincenzo Fesi is a worldwide recognised dancer, teacher and choreographer. As a real globetrotter, he teaches and perform at the most prestigious swing dance events around the world. Melbourne, Paris, Stockholm, Seoul and London are just some of the cities where he is invited as a guest every other weekend.
He was born at Lake Como, but Roma adopted him three years ago. Inspired by the incomparable Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Frankie Manning Vincenzo Fesi dances the Lindy Hop, the Balboa, the tap dance and many other jazz styles. With his dark eyes and skin and his contagious smile, Vincenzo looks like a 1940’s movie star and brings enthusiasm on stage all over the world.
Being more famous abroad than in the Bel Paese, Vincenzo is the Italian star that shines in the lively international swing dance scene.
Vincenzo organizes intensive workshops for beginners and professional dancers alike both in Como and in Roma. He has a specific teaching method that he developed throughout his years of experience in the fields. When he teaches and when he performs, Vincenzo gives off a contagious energy that drives his audience crazy.
Moe Sakan has had professional training in many types of dance. In 1999 Moe fell in love with the Lindy Hop, since then this has been her dance of choice. A pearl of the Orient, Moe moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the local swing dancing scene, and soon became the UK’s top female swing dancer.
An active social and competition dancer, she is proud to have won several UK and US competition titles. Winning the world’s biggest Jack ‘n Jill competition with Marcus Koch at Frankie 95 is one of the most special titles Moe has been proud to win. Moe travels the world extensively both for social dancing and teaching Lindy Hop. She has also enjoyed dancing for several productions, including theatre, television and film.
Graceful, eccentric, and full of character, Ksenia is one of the most interesting and versatile artists in the jazz and swing world today. Whether she is twisting crazy “cow tail” in Charleston, dancing to be bop, swinging out in Lindy Hop or singing with Jazz Bands, she imbues everything she does with unique style and artistry.
She exploded onto the swing scene at Harlem 2011(Vilnius), in the solo jazz dance battle, and claiming many crowns since, but she has been in training as a professional ballroom dancer since 1996, as an actor, modern jazz dancer since 2005. She has a true mastery over different genres, underpinned by a singer’s understanding of musicality and an historian’s appreciation of authenticity. A true artist, she isn’t afraid to embrace controversial material, and she has been invited to perform her inimitable choreography at the most respected tap, swing and jazz events in all over the world.
Ksenia spent several years developing an authentic aesthetic of swing and jazz dance. This has allowed her to take her dancing to new unexplored areas. She is presently working with modern and contemporary jazz, fusing various styles to give solo jazz dance a new voice.
Starting 2015 Ksenia and her husband, professional musician and a composer David Duffy, created “Jazzicality” course musicianship and improvisation workshop for dancers.
They successfully toured with the course in Spain, Germany, Russia, Ireland. In April 2016 Ksenia and David had a debut with their “Swing’n’Joy” jazz band
at “Happy Stomp” swing dance event in Granada, Spain.
Ksenia is performing solo with internationally recognised big bands and trios such as: Christian McBride Trio (US), Georgyi Garanyan Big Band (Rus), Gentlemen & Gansters (Swe), Funk/Jazz Trio (Swe), Dave Duffy Quintet (Ireland), Soul Driven (Ireland), Potato Head (Spain). She creates choreographies for TV and films such as: So You Think You Can Dance’15 (Rus), So You Think You can Dance’15 8 (Ukr), Ukrain’s Got Talent’13 (Ukraine), “Harbinez” TV series film (Rus).