Willy & Danya (Mexico)
Born in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico.
He began his history in salsa since he was a child, as he inherited the talent and passion for Salsa music from his father “Memo Arey”, a renowned salsa dancer in his city, grew up listening to Héctor Lavoe, Rubén blades, Willy Colon, Celia Cruz among Other great exponents of the movement called Salsa.
He started in the professional environment at age 17 years old, participating as a spectator at a famous salsa congress in Mexico “Fusión Salsa Fest” in that festival the big artist was Eddie Torres “The Mambo King” and from there everything took course, that inspiration when he was watching to Eddie Torres on the stage, he changed his life since from that moment and until today he has invested all his time and effort for this artistic life. Mixing talent with training, a few months latter, he stepped on big stages in the Most important congresses in Mexico with the best salsa and bachata dancers.
– Dancer in the reality show Dancing With the stars, dancing with the famous actress “Iran Castillo” April 2014.
– Dancer and choreographer in an important TV channel in Mexico, “TV Azteca” 2015.
– Dancer and Choreographer of the famous Salsa Singer ” El Titan de la Salsa “Alberto Barros” 2013-2015.
– Dancer with diferentes artist in Mexico, Sonora Santanera, EV Salsa, Grupo Niche, Cañaveral, Diego Verdaguer, Saúl el Jaguar, German Montero and others.
– Dancer and student in “Magic Mambo” Dance Company by the master “Jose Chavarria” 2011-2015.
– Director of “Rumballet Dance Studio” 2009- 2014.
– 1st place Salsa Team Shines (Mexico City) 2012.
– 1st Place Bachata Professional Bachata Masters Mexico 2014.
– 1st category pro-am Salsa 2013.
– 3rd Place international Salsa Team Shines “Euroson Latino 2013”
– Dancer in the biggest Salsa Festival Coatza 2013 sharing with Alberto Barros, Tito Nieves, Oscar de León, Gran combo de Puerto Rico, and others.
– Finalist in the competition Salsa Na’ Ma” one vs one” Euroson latino 2017.
– Creator and promoter of “RUMBAFEST” a big salsa Festival in Mexico since 2012.
In 2015 he travels to China giving workshops and shows in different cities:
And sharing in that incredible continent “Asia” the art of dance, with his unique style: strength, energy, flavor and heart.
– Hong Kong
– Singapore 2019
– Thailand 2019
Festivals in Asia (Artist line up)
– Salsamemucho Shanghai 2017
– Chengdu International Salsa Congress 2018
– Korea international Salsa Festival 2018
– Busan Salsa Bachata festival 2018
– Alma LaChina 2018 Shenzhen
– Salsamemucho 2018
– Formosa Salsa Festival 2019
– Mongolia Salsa Summer 2019
Today he continues his career but now with the beautiful “Danya Morales”, a renowned Mexican dancer and champion of Salsa and Bachata,