SALSEROS-LA TEAM, bringing the community together through the love of Latin dance and music.

Salsa and Bachata dance classes, Events, Social dancing, Live bands and much more, serving the Los Angeles area, San Fernando Valley, and Ventura county.

SALSEROS-LA TEAM MEMBERS
Jose Hernandez
Eva Baseova
Jennifer Knox
Imelda Lopez-Casper
Ixchel Estrada (Iggi)
Dj Rey Cua

Jos3 Hernandez began his life on the small island of Cozumel Quintanaroo, Mexico. Soon thereafter his family moved to Acapulco where at the age of four he started dancing and performing in a production called the el baile de la iguana.   From there he progressed to classic Mexican folklore dancing and competed on a state level.  Jos3’s love of the stage took him into acting, and he performed and acted in many productions throughout his school years along with playing the guitar in his own rock band.

After moving to the US he began to train with some of the best salsa champions in the Los Angeles area.  His talent was immediately recognized and after dancing salsa for only 6 months and he was asked to join and perform in some of the best LA salsa dance teams.  He went on to win first prize in a prestigious salsa event in Palm Springs.

Jos3 loves to teach salsa as much as he loves to perform.  His students respect and admire his ability to infuse them with his passion for the salsa.  It has been said that he not only teaches them the necessary techniques, but also helps them get in touch with the energy of the dance so that they too can allow the music to speak through them.

Having been formally educated as an Electromechanical Engineer and Graphic designer he uses his artistic talents and professional skill to express himself through the dance of salsa.

Eva was born and raised in the city of Prague, in the Czech Republic. She loved dancing even as a child when at the age of seven, her first dance training started with ballet and tap dance. She continued with her dance training through high school and afterwards, adding ballroom and belly dancing to her continuing ballet and tap dance experience, and finally discovering salsa and other Latin dances in her early twenties.
When she moved to Las Vegas in 2006, her passion for salsa ignited and she joined a salsa dance team, Sin City Salseros, and having found a dance partner, she began performing, competing, and finally teaching salsa classes at a studio. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles where she joined another dance team and performed at various events, eventually partnering with Jos3 Hernandez from Salseros-LA to teach classes. More recently Eva has added West Coast Swing dancing to her repertoire, expanding her techniques to improve her overall dance skills.
From January 2010 to June 2011 Eva was a member of Charlene Rose Dance Company performing at many salsa events, clubs and venues. Currently she continues to perform and compete whilst partnering with Jos3 to teach classes, workshops and host weekly latin nights and various salsa events.
Eva has always followed her passion for music and dance, and she loves to share the joy and happiness that salsa dancing brings to her life with her students. Her favorite dance quote is: “Great dancers aren’t great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion” – Martha Graham.
She has a strong desire to always improve her dancing skills and techniques, and to educate herself on how to become a better dancer, a passion which acts an inspiration to her students to capture their love for dance and use it to improve their skills.
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DANCE TRAINING
Salsa / Bachata (13 yrs)
Ballet / Tap Dance (4 yrs)
Belly Dance (2.5 yrs)
West Coast Swing / Ballroom (2 yrs)

DANCE EXPERIENCE
Television
Tengo Talento Mucho Talento (Estrella TV- Los Angeles, 2009) …. dancer, competitor
Deseo Sin Limites, short film (Los Angeles, 2011) …. background dancer
TV shoot/ Spanish Show Dale Con Ganas / Univision (Los Angeles, 2011) …. salsa dancer, instructor

Competitions
3rd Annual Professional Salsa Competition at Granada (Los Angeles, 2011) …. 3rd place

Stage / Performances
Los Angeles Salsa Congress (2010-2011)
San Francisco Salsa Congress (2010)
Spirit of Dance (Los Angeles 2010-2011)
Valeria Gitana’s concert (Los Angeles) …. background dancer
Latino Small Business Awards Banquet (Los Angeles, 2011)
Torrey Pines Bank/Reception (Los Angeles, 2011)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
NoHoPAC studio, North Hollywood     salsa / bachata instructor
Gisoo’s Dance Studio, Sherman Oaks     salsa / bachata instructor
Bogies, Westlake Village     salsa / bachata instructor
The Fifty, West Hills     salsa / bachata instructor
Monsoon Cafe, Santa Monica     bachata instructor
Hacienda Hotel, El Segundo     bachata instructor
Noypitz, Glendale     salsa / bachata instructor
BlueStarz, Sherman Oaks     salsa / bachata instructor
Paladinos, Tarzana     salsa / bachata instructor

Creativity can be expressed in many ways, and while Jenn does a lot of that during the week in the Salon, she finds the same enjoyment in the creative aspects of Salsa Dancing.

Jenn joined Salseros-LA in 2015 as an assistant event coordinator, talent scout and part time instructor. If you’re interested in setting up a special event or would like to improve your dancing skills please contact Jennifer at 805-404-2072