Fasilito (Dance Spirit Company)
Fasilito aka “Salsa Spirit”, founder of the Dance Spirit Company, choreographer for Bailanismo! is well known as Malaysia's first Salsa dance instructor who started way back in the early 90's when South American dances were first introduced in KL city.
The moment he found Salsa, the rest became history. Fasilito has been performing & teaching Salsa since 1985, both locally and internationally. His classic routine of teaching and innovation is enriched by his dance disciplines and experiences in the Malay folklore and Classical, Modern & Contemporary.
In 1997, he founded the first Salsa dance company in Malaysia, Havana Estudio and has trained many dance performers since then. Famous for his captivating and unique dance style he brought the new dance group Bailanismo! to represent Malaysia in the 1st Hong Kong Salsa Congress and in the 1st Thailand Salsa Festival. He was given the responsibility to perform and choreograph for the famous Cuban band Cubanismo, working alongside Mr. Jesus Alemaney and has virtually judged all the top Salsa Competitions and other performing arts in Malaysia for over a decade.
In 2002 he opened his own new dance school, Dance Spirit Co.who went on to win most titles in 2005 Salsa competitions. His latest appearance on air was as a Guest Instructor for Salsa and Mambo alongside instructor Pat Calzadilla for the Malaysian version of "So You Think You Can Dance". In the recent Malaysia World Latin Salsa Congress 2007, he teamed up with phenomenal dancer, Bobby Dickerson of USA and Arvin, and strut their Salsa moves on stage together. To date, he is consistently scouting for and training new Malaysian talents, building up and exposing them in performing, competing or teaching the South American dances.
Instructors of Malaysian Salsa Festival