About the Teachers
Bianca Locatelli (Italy) & Nils Andrén (Sweden)
Nils Andrén has now been dancing for about 10 years. He has throughout his career been constantly competing in various dances such as: Boogie Woogie, Salsa, Lindy Hop and the Swedish bugg. During several years of dancing he has acquired numerous of podium placements on competitions all around the world in Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie. One of his most recent achievement was the first place in the Advanced Lindy Hop Couples Division in addition to a second place in the Advanced Lindy Hop Classic Showcase Division with his dance partner Bianca Locatelli at the European Swing Dance Championship this years.
Bianca Locatelli started dancing at the age of six and tried a lot of dance styles from ballet to street dancing. Though, she got stuck in swing dancing, her biggest passion. She has been competing several years internationally and in Italy in Boogie Woogie, where she won the Italian championship several times in the junior category. Nowadays she's competing, social dancing and teaching Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop with her dance partner Nils Andrén in Sweden and around the world. They have been dancing together as a couple since 2013, the year Bianca moved officially from Italy to Sweden. Bianca recently received the EuroStar Award which was given to her for showing talent and potential and for having exemplified the spirit of the dance during the European Swing Dance Championships. Bianca thinks that music is one of the most inspiring factors for her dancing, she enjoys social dancing and watch people dancing and having fun.
Nils and Bianca's core values of teaching are to make their students reach their full potential as dancers and having fun doing it.
Isabella Gregorio (Italy) & Pontus Persson (Sweden)
Isabella and Pontus started to actively dance together January 2011. In this short time dancing together they have won the hearts of audiences around the world and been able to collect a bunch of titles in international Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie competitions. Their Lindy Hop is fast and powerful and loaded with exiting show elements.
Isabella Gregorio has been dancing all kinds of dances since she was a child. She has been in the entertainment business for a long time, dancing as well as singing. Isabella is often mentioned as one of the top three followers in 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.
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 where the joined the famous Harlem Hot Shots. Ever since he has been a full-time dancer, competitor and teacher, spreading his love and energy for the dance all around the globe. Being a Harlem Hot Shot, Pontus is also a gifted tap dancer.