What is a Touch Team?

A Touch Team is a local Dance Team Family that is part of the Island Touch family and is taught choreographies created by Island Touch choreographers. These teams represents Island Touch locally and regionally at socials and congresses performing under the Island Touch brand. Touch Team directors are not necessarily Island Touch pro team dancers and or instructors, although they can be.

Each Touch Team is run independently by qualified local directors who teach team members the choreographies. There are two seasons per year with two different choreographies. Each location learns the same choreography providing team members with maximized performance opportunities, as there will be team members who know the same choreography all over the world.

Why join our Team Touch dance family?

Listen to actual members of the family express how they feel about joining. To join an existing team search our Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba family directories and contact the local director to join.

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Dance Family Directory

  • Bachata Touch
    Bachata Touch

    • Almaty Touch: Raushan Sarbalinova & Pavel Zaitsev ( sarbr@yandex.ru )
    • Barcelona Touch: Jordi Pelegri ( Jordi.pelegri@bailongu.com )
    • Boston Touch: Andres Giraldo ( andresgiraldosyc@gmail.com )
    • Brooklyn Touch: Jose Rivera ( BrooklynTouchNYC@gmail.com )
    • Budapest Touch: Gabor & Anna Veber ( gabor.bru@gmail.com )
    • Buenos Aires Touch: Santiago Aguilera ( santy.18@hotmail.com)
    • Canary Island Touch: Daniel & Olibama ( expresate.dyo@gmail.com )
    • Chicago Touch: Kimberly Rivera ( chicagotouchdance@gmail.com )
    • Como Touch: Roberto Pellizzoni ( roberto.pellizzoni.75@gmail.com )
    • Cuerna Touch: Lucero HeRam ( lucero.heram@gmail.com )
    • DC Touch: El Tiguere & Bianca (Bianca@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Dubai Touch: Natasha Rukavishnikova ( foreonly@gmail.com )
    • Dublin Touch: Jeffrey Iszeham ( aljeffery10@hotmail.com & ale3075@msn.com )
    • Genova Touch: Erika Trabucco ( erikamividalatina@gmail.com)
    • Indianapolis Touch: Ashley Donaldson ( ajdonald530@gmail.com )
    • Jersey City Touch: Christina Piedra & Ricardo Solano ( cubani8484@aol.com & Sricardonj@aol.com)
    • Kansas City Touch: Josh Hernandez ( Josh.Hernandez@hotmail.com )
    • London Touch: Adam Schindler & Pebbles ( adam@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Los Angeles Touch: Ataca y Alemana ( tanja@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Lyon Touch: Cecile Riols ( cecile.riols@gmail.com )
    • Madinina Touch: Audrey Petricien ( aupetricien@gmail.com )
    • Madras Touch: John Vinod ( verb.vinu@gmail.com )
    • Mexico City Touch: Antonio Rosas y Gerardo & Odeth ( bachatadf@hotmail.com )
    • Milan Touch: Alessandro Lanceni ( info@bachataday.eu )
    • Montreal Touch: Christian Gallegos ( ctemplar75@gmail.com )
    • Moscow Touch: Elena Oreshkina ( oreshkina_ea@mail.ru )
    • Nagoya Touch: Dany Sakibaru ( Danny_j@hotmail.co.jp )
    • NY Touch: Ricardo Solano ( Sricardonj@aol.com )
    • Orlando Touch: Eymar Marcano ( e2mp2@hotmail.com )
    • Paris Touch: Kevin Mignonneau & Cecile Riols ( paristouchteam@gmail.com)
    • Region Andina Touch: Diego ( lahabanajujuy@hotmail.com )
    • Reno Touch: Lucero Martinez ( Lucero Martinez )
    • Rio Gallegos Touch: Evelin Carreno ( mareve_06@hotmail.com )
    • Rome Touch: Mauro & Valentina Di Lorenzo ( valedilo77@libero.it)
    • San Diego Touch: Diana Trigo ( sandiegotouch@gmail.com )
    • San Francisco Touch: Ava Apple & Rodolfo Guzman ( avaapple@hotmail.com )
    • Seoul Touch: Jina Lucy Cha ( moonlight_611@hanmail.net )
    • Sofia Touch: Alena Sterk ( alenasterk@gmail.com )
    • Tampa Touch: Elizabeth Perez ( liz@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Tokyo Touch: Aya & Kita ( ava@zc.wakwak.com )
    • Wilmington Touch: Summer McPherson ( summer@wilmingtonlatindance.com )
  • Bachata Nueva Ola
    Bachata Nueva Ola

    • Boston Touch: Jenna Robey and Luis ( jennaluisbachata@gmail.com )
    • Chicago Touch: Kimberly Rivera ( chicagotouchdance@gmail.com )
    • Cuernas Touch: Lucero HeRam ( lucero.heram@gmail.com )
    • Dublin Touch: Jeffrey Iszeham ( aljeffery10@hotmail.com )
    • Los Angeles Touch: Ataca y Alemana ( tanja@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Lyon Touch: Cecile Riols ( cecile.riols@gmail.com )
    • Montreal Touch: Cristian Gallegos (ctemplar75@gmail.com )
  • Bachata Sensual Touch
    Bachata Sensual Touch

    Chaves & Silvia. This couple formed through the love of bachata and in 2008, competing in a nationwide competition in which they placed 1st runners up of Spain. In 2010, they entered two more nationwide competitions, and in both, again placed 1st place runners up of Spain. The following year, they entered the same two competitions, this time becoming champions in both, along with BachataOpen and BachataStars where they were crowned European Champions. Their work mainly focuses on body movement that is such an integral part of the bachata style coined "Sensual," born in Cadiz. Sensual bachata started in Korke's, together with Silvia, and the movement is taking the world by storm.


    • Cadiz Touch: Chaves & Silvia ( chavesbachata@gmail.com )
    • Chicago Touch: Robinson Santos ( robinair22@gmail.com )
    • New Jersey Touch: Jesse Yip ( stepupdancenj@gmail.com )
  • Bachata Ladies Touch
    Bachata Ladies Touch

    • Ladies Touch Almaty: Raushan Sarbalinova ( sarbr@yandex.ru )
    • Baltimore Touch: Tabitha Hytchie ( dancenartisticexpressions@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Barcelona: Violeta Zegarra ( vzegarrav@hotmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Brooklyn: Vanessa Lopes (BrooklynTouchNYC@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Budapest: Gabor & Anna Veber (gabor.bru@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Buenos Aires: Santiago Aguilera (santy.18@hotmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Chicago: Kimberly Rivera ( chicagotouchdance@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Cuernas: Lucero HeRam ( lucero.heram@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch DC: Bianca Derival ( Bianca@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Ladies Touch Dublin: Jeffrey Iszeham ( aljeffery10@hotmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Fresno: Kari Luna ( kluna@alliant.edu )
    • Ladies Touch Indianapolis: Ashley Donaldson ( ajdonald530@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Los Angeles: Ataca y Alemana ( tanjca@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Ladies Touch Madras: John Vinu ( fverb.vinu@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch McAllen: Marissa Harris ( mcallentouch@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Miami: Ashley Reyes & Natalia Sanchez ( Nsanchez@dancingthroughlife.com // Areyes@dancingthroughlife.com )
    • Ladies Touch Moscow: Elena Oreshkina ( oreshkina_ea@mail.ru )
    • Ladies Touch NY: Vanessa Lopes (Vanessa.DS.lopes@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Rio Gallegos: Evelin Carreno ( mareve_06@hotmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Rome: Mauro & Valentina ( valedilo77@libero.it )
    • Ladies Touch Saskatoon: Kimberly Parent ( saskatoonsalsa@hotmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Singapore: Shore ( dancingwithfriendssg@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Sofia: Vesela ( vesssy@gmail.com )
    • Ladies Touch Tampa: Elizabeth Perez ( liz@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Ladies Touch Tokyo: Kaori Ishitsuka ( kaori-ishitsuka.1124.jam@docomo.ne.jp )
  • Dominican Touch Directors
    Dominican Touch Directors

    • Brooklyn Touch: Jose Rivera (BrooklynTouchNYC@gmail.com )
    • Budapest Touch: Gabor & Anna Veber ( gabor.bru@gmail.com )
    • Chicago Touch: Kimberly Rivera ( chicagotouchdance@gmail.com )
    • Cuerna Touch: Lucero Hernandez ( lucero.heram@gmail.com )
    • DC Touch: El Tiguere & Bianca (bianca@islandtouchdance.com )
    • Jersey City Touch: Christina & Ricardo ( cubani8484@aol.com )
    • Lyon Touch: Cecile Riols ( cecile.riols@gmail.com )
    • Pittsburg Touch: Loyal Martinez ( info@salsa412.com )
    • San Antonio Touch: Brian Gomez ( sanantoniotouch@gmail.com )
  • Salsa Ladies Touch
    Salsa Ladies Touch

    In 2007, Delia Madera started taking salsa classes at Yamulee Dance Company, under the guidance of Osmar Perrones. Within few months Delia was asked to join Yamulee's semi pro team called Bajari de Yamulee. After a year of training & performing, Delia join the pro team Yamulee. In March 2009, she took her international trip with Yamulee to Sweden. Since then, Delia has traveled all over the world. Throughout her journey, she has had the pleasure to share the stage with artists Jose Alberto "El Canario", Johnny Ventura, New Swing, and Sergio Vargas. She has won two world championships with The New York Movement.


    • Madinina Touch: Audrey Petricien ( aupetricien@gmail.com )
    • Madras Touch: John Vinod (verb.vinu@gmail.com )
    • San Antonio Touch: Brian Gomez ( sanantoniotouch@gmail.com )
    • Sofia Touch: Vesela ( vesssy@gmail.com )
    • Tallahassee Touch: Miriam Watkins ( studiodtally@gmail.com )
  • Salsa Matos Touch
    Salsa Matos Touch

    Juan "Pachanga" Matos born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, came to the U.S. in April of 1996. He became one of New York's top male dancers in just 3 years. His parents were his prime example and inspiration of dancing, having been top hustle dancers in Santo Domingo. His introduction to mambo was in 1997, when he visited Victor "La Magica" Pacheco's class. A lot of hard work and dedication led Juan to be a part of the group, "Magic Combination Dancers." At the beginning of 2000, Juan was invited to join a dance group, directed by Osmar Perrones. A couple of months later, Juan was invited to train with "Santo Rico Dance Company." After a year of training with Santo Rico, Juan developed what is now called his "Pachanga style," making his mark on the New York mambo scene. Juan is considered to be one of the best and hottest dancers of his generation, both socially and on stage. He has been described as having natural talent, with pure, smooth, classic, and fast feet. He teaches internationally and plans to travel and continue to share his mambo talent with the world.


    • Reno Touch: Lucero Martinez ( Lucy_Martinez_15@hotmail.com )
  • Ladies Kizomba
    Ladies Kizomba

    Anaïs Millon is a world-known kizomba artist of French & Caribbean roots. She started dancing kizomba in 2009, in Agua, the first kizomba party in France. She created an international successful career with her first partner, Morenasso, for 7 years. She is recognized internationally as a pioneer of kizomba and is known for her unique elegant style and the precision of her technique. One of few women to master both roles of leader and follower, she trains dancers and teachers of kizomba worldwide. In 2016, she created EVIDANCE, an organization that focuses on events involving dance and charity work.


    • Belgrade Touch: Bojana Lukic (lukicbojana81@gmail.com )
    • Lyon Touch: Cecile Riols ( cecile.riols@gmail.com )
    • McAllen Touch: Marissa Harris ( mcallentouch@gmail.com )
  • Kizomba Touch Directors
    Kizomba Touch Directors

    • Madrid Touch: Pablo Vilches ( Pvilchesg@gmail.com )
  • Cadence Directors
    Dominican Touch Directors

    • Tampa Touch:Elizabeth Perez ( liz@islandtouchdance.com )
  • Dembow Touch
    Dembow Touch

    Vanessa Lacedonia was born in the south of Italy. She began dancing at the age of 10 in the world of ballet and contemporary. At 14, she became interested in Caribbean dances, winning several regional, national. and international titles, also winning an Italian dance championship. Vanessa also studied hip hop, lyrical, jazz, and also performed in musicals. At the age 15, she began training in afro cuban dance with Alberto Valdes. Throughout her career, she has traveled nationally and internationally as a performer, and has trained under Maykel Fonts, Johnny Vazquez, the mambo king Eddie Torres, Chiquito y Dominican Power, Seo Fernandez, and "Aspirina," a great teacher of the Cuban dance. Vanessa founded the ladies professional dance company "Lady's V.L." In 2014, she danced with Maykel Fonts until March; in the summer of she began a new experience On2 with the great Eddie Torres.


  • Mambo Touch
    Mambo Touch

    Adolfo Indacochea was born and raised in Lima, Peru. He moved to Monterrey, Mexico when he was 19 to study Industrial Engineering and began taking salsa classes "On 1" as a hobby in 2001. In less than two months, his talent was quickly recognized and he was asked to be one of the founding members of Salzumba Dance Company. After ten months, he began dancing and teaching on his own and later formed his first dance company named "Mamboss." In 2004, Adolfo moved to San Antonio, Texas and was invited to join and teach with Semeneya Dance Company. His passion for dancing "On 2" developed in 2003 after seeing Eddie Torres and his Dancers perform at the New York Salsa Congress. He moved to New York City in September 2004 and was invited to be the exclusive partner of Amanda Estilo, in addition to training with Karisma Dancers. That same year, he became an Eddie Torres dancer. Adolfo is an explosive and energetic dancer who is known all around the world for his smooth and unique style. This unique style combines traditional mambo with elements of jazz/modern, flamenco, and ballroom dances. His sense of musicality and flow is evident through his choreography and improvisations.

    Tania Cannarsa was born in Sri Lanka, but was raised in Italy. Consequently, she has always felt native to the Italian culture. Tania began studying dance at 10 years old, taking classical ballet classes, jazz, and lyrical dance. Gaining experiences and improving skills, she spent five years with "Latin Black." Tania continued with Marco Beretta´s Company, "Flamboyant Dancers," which is where she progressively acquired New York Style dancing skills. Hereafter, Tania started her career as a professional dance instructor with her dancing partner, Jonathan Somoza. Currently, Tania is working with Adolfo Indacochea and his company "The Latin Soul Dancers," one of the most famous salsa companies in the world. She is known for her natural smoothness and mambo style. Her movements reflect the unison of technical skills and street style, tradition and instinct, showing the beauty of dancing with elegance.


    • Jersey City Touch: Christina Piedra ( cubani8484@aol.com )
    • Kansas City Touch: Josh Hernandez ( Josh.Hernandez@hotmail.com )
    • Seoul Touch: Jina Lucy Cha ( moonlight_611@hanmail.net )
    • Tampa Touch: Elizabeth Perez ( liz@islandtouchdance.com )
  • Ladies Touch Mambo
    Ladies Touch Mambo

    Tania Cannarsa was born in Sri Lanka, but was raised in Italy. Consequently, she has always felt native to the Italian culture. Tania began studying dance at 10 years old, taking classical ballet classes, jazz, and lyrical dance. Gaining experiences and improving skills, she spent five years with "Latin Black." Tania continued with Marco Beretta´s Company, "Flamboyant Dancers," which is where she progressively acquired New York Style dancing skills. Hereafter, Tania started her career as a professional dance instructor with her dancing partner, Jonathan Somoza. Currently, Tania is working with Adolfo Indacochea and his company "The Latin Soul Dancers," one of the most famous salsa companies in the world. She is known for her natural smoothness and mambo style. Her movements reflect the unison of technical skills and street style, tradition and instinct, showing the beauty of dancing with elegance.


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Want to start a Touch Team?

Send us a video of the proposed directors social dancing, performing and any video of a dance team they have directed. If you do not have these videos, film a social dancing video. We will send your videos to our artistic director "Ataca" and once approved, we will send you our contract. Read, sign, scan and email the contract back to us. Upon receiving a signed contract you will be officially part of the Touch family and we will send you your welcome packet.

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