Industry Awards

THE NZ LATIN DANCE INDUSTRY AWARDS recognises individuals and groups that have made a significant contribution to the life of the dance community either locally or nationally over a period of time, and have helped to develop and shape the scene for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

The names are open for nomination each year and voted upon by leaders in the NZ Latin Dance industry and presented at the NZ Salsa Congress each year. Past recipients in alphabetical order:

1. Albert Torres
2. Alfonso Rios
3. Annie Giles 
4. Chris Foreman
5. Coco Jorge Sequeiros – Salsa Con Coco
6. Donna & Warren – Latin Fire
7. Greydis Montero
8. Heidi Hughes – Jambalaya / NZ Pacific Salsa Congress
9. Jackie Cooke – Salsa Magic
10. Kantuta / NZ Annual Salsa Latin Dance Competition (’92 – 2007)
11. Latin Fever
12. Olivia Sumich  – Jambalaya
13. Rae Foster (Salsa Rae) – Lifetime Award 2015
14. Reuben Watkins – Salsa Latina
15. Rogelio Carles-Rosas – Salsa Magic
16. Saione Greer – Viva Dance / NZ Salsa Congress
17. Stayz Raukawa
18. Vivio Ramos – Cuban Groove


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