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. Adrian Leineweber
2. Albert Torres
3. Alfonso Rios
4. Annie Giles – Salsa Groove
5. Chris Foreman
6. Coco Jorge Sequeiros – Salsa Con Coco
7. Dean Christie & Karen Saunders – Bay Salsa Festival
8. Donna & Warren – Latin Fire
9. Grant Major
10. Greydis Montero
11. Heidi Hughes – Jambalaya / NZ Pacific Salsa Congress
12. Irina Kapeli
13. Jackie Cooke – Salsa Magic
14. Jacob Rosevear – Salsa Magic
15. Kantuta / NZ Annual Salsa Latin Dance Competition (’92 – 2007)
16. Latin Fever
17. Olivia Sumich  – Jambalaya
18. Rae Foster (Salsa Rae) – Lifetime Award 2015
19. Rafael Ferrer Noel & Rosina Van Der Aa – Cuban Fusion
20. Reuben Watkins – Salsa Latina
21. Rogelio Carles-Rosas – Salsa Magic
22. Saione Greer – Viva Dance / NZ Salsa Congress
23. Vivio Ramos – Cuban Groove

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