Rubén Sánchez García, was born in lleida, in 1978. He started dancing at the age of 6, learning classic ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, ballroom dance and others with most of the best well-known teachers around the world. But it’s Tap Dance what he likes the most.
From 2001 to 2007, he joins the Tap and African drums company called CAMUT BAND, as a soloist, touring around the world.
In 2002 he got involved on Tapeplas Dance Company’s new creation, building the show BOOMBACH, directed by Sharon Lavi.
In July, both 2003 and 2006, he was invited to assist with a full scholarship to the New York City Tap festival with Sharon Lavi dancing on the showcase “Tap Forward” section.
In November of same year he created in cooperation with the Tap Master Guillem Alonso and Jep Melendez and DAZZLE CENTER from Middelburg (The Netherlands) the Tap Show “THE HOLTRONY’S”.
In 2011, he created the show Swing and Gin in Barcelona, sharing stage with the tap dancer Ludovico Hombravella. The same year he developed the brand RUBEN SANCHEZ DANCEWEAR being the Official Sponsor SFUMATO Show by L’A Rachid Ouramdane, Tap Factory by Vincent Pausanias, TAP ON Barcelona 2013 and 2014, HOOFERZ Tap Fest in Antwerp 2013-2014, New York City Tap Festival 2014, Paris Tap Fest 2014, The Vancouver international Tap Festival 2014, Castellon Tap Fest 2012-2013-2014 amongst others.
In March 2012, he started working for the Rachid Ourandame’s Contemporary Dance Company on the show Sfumato as a Tap Dance soloist touring all around the world. Lately in 2015, they worked together again for the production Tenir Le Temps.
During the same year, he created next to Jep Melendez, Clara Pons and Berta Pons, among others, the show CAMBUYON reaching successfully public and critics at the Fringe Festival 2013 in places such as Edinburgh, Madrid, Barcelona, Todi (Italy).
Nowadays he is a Tap Dance soloist at Rachid Ourandame’s Contemporary Dance Company, at Cambuyon Dance Company as well as an international teacher and choreographer.
Alexander began Tap Dancing at the age of 10. During his career he became a World Champion 4 times (2 times in Solo, once in Duo and once in Small group). Aleksandr also became a winner of “So you think you can dance” (Ukraine 1st season). He was dancing in shows such as “Tap Reloaded”, “Wings of Rigolo”, “Tap United”. He also runs Ostanin Dance Center in the city of Odessa. Besides his dancing career he is a founder and a director of Odessa Tap Festival.
In 2017 Aleksandr won the IDO-Gala Show (Bill Fowler Cup) against All Styles World Champions.
In 2018 Aleksandr Ostanin was a coach of USA National Tap Dance Team.
He plays on drum set and percussion instruments. As a jazz professional he debuted in Mark Bliziński Trio in 1977. He played in Zbigniew Namysłowski band “Air Condition” in years of 1981 – 1984, with which he performed in the biggest jazz festivals, such as „Montreal Jazz Festival” in Canada, „Pori Jazz” in Finland or „Jazz & Blues Festival” in Sweden. He performed during the Jazz Jamboree festival in 1983 in front of Miles Davis.
He cooperated with: Andrzej Trzaskowski orchestra, Krzysztof Ścierański, Janusz Skowron, Janusz Strobel Trio, Włodek Pawlik Trio, Krzysztof Sadowski, Hanna Banaszak, Wojciech Karolak. He cocreated the first jazz radio station called „Radio Jazz”.
He also works as a studio musician, working in film industry – „Crows” (comp. Włodek Pawlik) and Krzesimir Dębski film scores. He recorded the backing tracks for TV shows such as „Szansa na sukces” and „Idol”. He also performed as an extra in movies: such as “To tylko Rock” (dir. Paweł Karpiński), in TV shows: „Dom”, „Czterdziestolatek”, in „Poranek kojota” movie (dir. Piotr Szulkin), „Ubu Król”, „Sukces” TV show. He took part in show such as „Od przedszkola do Opola”, „Joker”, „MdM”. As a musician, he performed thrice in an orchestra during the National Polish Song Contest in Opole.
He has recorded two CDs of French composer’s music – Claude Bolling: „Suite for cello and piano jazz trio” and „Suite for flute and piano jazz trio”. His performance is recorded on “Seweryn Krajewski Smooth Jazz” CD. He was a part of the „Straszni Panowie Trzej” CD with Andrzej Jagodziński. His artistic achievements also consist of works with popular music artists: Wojciech Młynarski – Teatr Rampa „Criminal Tango”, Anna German – 55 concerts on tour in ZSSR in 1979, „Vox” band in 1981 and many more.
Ania has been sharing her swing dance knowledge as an instructor and choreaographer for 5 years. Every day she practices every variety of swing, but it is Solo Charleston and Authentic Jazz she likes the most. According to her, those two are the best ways of training one’s technique, are a key to freeing up one’s movement and allow to break the ice on the dancefloor. But most of all – they are the MOST fun! Her dance style focuses on high energy level and the non-stop search of rhythms. In her works, she likes to combine variety of dance styles, discovering the potential within them. She broadens her knowledge by visiting various festivals, where she is taught by the masters of swing dance, letting her approve her passion. However, it is the music, which she absolutely loves, that inspires her.
She’s actively taking part in the development of the swing scene in Poland. She is giving regular dance classes, weekend workshops and organizing festivals. During her classes, she is encouraging the individuality of each of the participants, creating a safe environment filled with respect. Her positive attitude is the guarantee for fun and entertaining classes.
She started her adventure with dancing at the age of 9, from ballroom dancing. She has the highest, master class S and numerous victories on Polish and international floors. After 15 years, the time has come for changes. She began to try different dance techniques, such as jazz, broadway jazz, latino (salsa, bachata, merengue, brazilian samba, flamenco, tango), African dances (kuduro, kizomba, etc.), and contemporary dance. However, her greatest love was street styles: hip hop, house, as well as whacking, vogue and dancehall. She trains under the eye of the greatest stars and pioneers of style: the legendary group of Elite Force Crew, Mop Top, choreographers and dancers of the biggest stars, among others: Michael Jackson, Will Smith, Mariah Carey.