- JENNA APPLEGART (USA)
- PETER KERTZ (USA)
- MOE SAKAN (JAP-UK)
- FELIX BERGHAELL (SWE)
- MARIA PHILIPPOVA (RUS)
- DANIIL NIKULIN (RUS)
- NEJC ZUPAN (SLO)
- MAKO RUAN (UK)
- HANNA P LOWENHERZ (AUT)
- DAIRE MAC AN BHAIRD (ESP)
- TANJA FERCEJ (SLO)
- TOBIAS KOELBL (AUT)
JENNA APPLEGARTH (USA)
Moe Sakan is a professional swing dancer, instructor, choreographer, Also known as Miss Camp Hollywood 2016 Moe has had professional training in many types of dance, including jazz, ballet, tap and contemporary dance.
In 1999 Moe fell in love with the world of swing dance, since then this has been her dance of choice.
A pearl of the Orient, Moe moved to London in 2000, bringing a sparkle to the local swing dancing scene, and soon became the UK’s top female swing dancer.
An active social and competition dancer, she is proud to have won several UK and US competition titles
include winning the world’s biggest Jack ‘n Jill competition with Marcus Koch at Frankie 95, and Camp Hollywood hall of fame are two of the most special titles Moe has been proud to received.
A multi swing dancer, she covered major dances with great knowledge and experience, like : Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and St. Louis Shag
Moe travels the world extensively both for social dancing and teaching Lindy Hop.
She has also enjoyed dancing for several productions, including theatre, television and film.
Well known as vintage enthusiast, Moe is passionate about the music and fashion or the Swing era.
Her dedication to the culture is also reflected in her attitude towards the dance, as she constantly
endeavors to recreate an authentic style, and her passion certainly reflects the sprit of the dance as it was back in the day.
FELIX BERGHALL (SWE)
Felix Berghäll is a choreographer, performer and educator as well as a music researcher and DJ in Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz.
He has studied Sport Coaching and Sport Science at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Science in Stockholm.
He has been part of the national team as an athlete in Boogie Woogie and Lindy Hop and is now Co-Head Coach with his partner Mikaela Hellsten for the national team of Lindy Hop in Sweden.
He has also been working the last 5 years co-organising one of the biggest
events in the world with focus on Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz, Herräng Dance Camp. He just resigned from his position at Herräng Dance Camp in November 2021.
Felix has been dancing since he was 8 years old, starting with training and competing
in the Swedish dance style Bugg as well as Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie and Double Bugg.
All dances derived from Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz. He was in love from the beginning and was really taken by the music.
Currently, he is also part of leading a new NGO as board member and treasurer, Collective Voices for Change, along with other dancers and scholars
in order to create a platform to address social issues in the Jazz dance community. The current focus of the initiative is to discuss the issues of cultural appropriation and racial injustice.
NEJC ZUPAN (SLO)
Mako met Lindy Hop at age 16. Swing music, dance and the dance community have been a big part of her life ever since. When she visited New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz in 2010, she was moved by how closely the musicians and dancers were connected – the music was always accompanied by dancing. This prompted her to start improvising jazz and perform with live bands – whether it be the corner of her room, Royal Albert Hall or any streets with that swinging music. Until now, she has mostly been focusing on performing and social dancing, but she also has taught workshops all over the world, from the UK to South Korea to Guinea Conakry. Apart from continuing to find her own voice in jazz dancing, she is most passionate about sharing the joy and therapeutic power of dance through teaching. Some of the most inspiring jazz artists for her are Duke Ellington, Erroll Garner and Dr. Jeni Le Gon.
DANIIL NIKULIN (RUS – FRA)
Within thirteen years of his dance journey, Daniil has exploreddifferent sides of Jazz Dances, has been a winner of many
competitions in Europe & the USA and has travelled to morethan 23 countries to share his passion for dance through teaching and performing.
While having a reputation as a world-class dance artist,personally Daniil always stays an introverted coffee lover thatsimply can’t resist a good swinging beat of Duke Ellington’smusic.
Maria started dancing boogie-woogie in Yaroslavl, Russia in 2009, at the age of 15. Since then
dance became the most fundamental part of her life starting as her little hobby, growing into her
primer passion, profession and who knows, maybe even mission for life.
In 2012 she moved to Moscow, met Daniil Nikulin who has became her dance partner in crime for
at least 10 years. In Moscow she discovered lindy hop and found herself being completely in love
with jazz music and jazz dance for their depth, freedom and joy that it gives her.
Since 2016 Maria has been invited to teach, perform and compete to many swing dance events in
more than 20 countries all around the world, she got various placements in high level
competitions in Europe and USA.
Maria believes that Jazz Dances are the art form where one can express oneself and that is
something that the world on a big scale is missing — the place where everyone is united and
connected, accepted in their own uniqueness.
Tanja is one of the most talented new generation dancers in Slovenia. Teaching Lindy Hop and Shag at Vintage Swing, traveling a lot, learning from the best international teachers and working and training closely
with Ales Vintage and Nejc Zupan she is without a doubt one of rising dance stars from Slovenia. You will love her gentle disposition and unique style. She will make you move elegantly across the dancefloor and fill you in with the lovely stylings.