Back in 2010, Ali Lujah was introduced to Latin music and Dance in Guatemala and Colombia for 2 years where social dancing was prevalent even along the streets. He also witnessed high quality Salsa performances during a trip to Cali and decided to learn Latin dancing. An enthusiastic individual, In 2017, Ali won a Salsa Competition in Singapore and a Bachata Competition in Vietnam.
He is the main Artistic Director of Caliente Dance Studio and has been choreographing for performances and competition items since 2016.
Janey's interest in Latin dance developed when she started learning Spanish. Intrigued by the language and culture, she travelled to Spain where she was introduced to Bachata. Since her return to Singapore, Janey began to participate in numerous performance teams and bootcamps during her first year of dancing.
In 2016, she won the Singapore Bachata Championship. Later in 2018, she competed in the prestigious Las Vegas Ultimate Latin Dance Championship and emerged 3rd runner ups in the Finals. Janey is the Co-Artistic Director of Caliente Dance Studio.
Rosanna started street latin dances entirely by chance when she signed up for the first available partner dance class. It was love at first step, and there was no turning back. In her continuous endeavour for improvement and perfection, Rosanna joined performance teams and also competed in multiple competitions in the region and clinched the championship in Bachata (Open) in Vietnam and Salsa (Open) in Singapore.
A dancer since young, Saren was a seasoned Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance) performer before chancing upon street Latin dances. She was enamored by the style, movement and music and joined Caliente Dance Studio in 2018 to learn more.
Since then, Saren has gone on to perform Salsa and Bachata with Caliente’s Student Performance Team and Main Team. In 2020, she competed in the Asia Latin Championship where she clinched the 1st place in the Salsa Amateur Division.