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Ahtoy Juliana


Ahtoy began her professional dance training in childhood in Guam and studied classical ballet and modern dance with the Houston and San Francisco Ballet Companies. As a young dancer, singer, and actress, she has held lead roles in full-length ballets, musical theater productions, symphony concerts, and musical revues. Ahtoy became a top International Latin Ballroom competitor in the collegiate circuit while attending Columbia University. As one of the principal dancers and instructors of salsa company, Santo Rico, she has performed in over 35 cities worldwide in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Ahtoy, currently a graduate student at Columbia University's medical campus in New York City, has conducted national epidemiological research and outreach programs for children and adolescents, has published several scholarly articles and is now training to be a psychiatric epidemiologist.

Since forming BAILA Society with Daniel Enskat and Joseph Rivera, Ahtoy and Daniel have performed and taught both domestically and internationally at Salsa congresses, cruises, and excursions, side by side with dancers such as Frankie Martinez, Eddie Torres, Santo Rico, Tito & Tamara, Hacha y Machete, Liz Lira, Al "Liquid Silver" Espinoza, Masacote, Art in Motion, and many more.

Ahtoy and Daniel have also performed for senatorial political fundraisers, at New Year's celebrations at the world-renowned Waldorf Astoria in New York, and have appeared on television for exclusive interviews to educate the general public on the art and sophistication of Salsa. In addition to Ahtoy and Daniel's solo dance careers, BASo has a team of dedicated professional dancers and instructors that perform and teach alongside them.

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