Shani Talmor, New York
Shani Talmor, born and raised in Israel, has traveled worldwide presenting her sensual and sexy Salsa style. Trained in a variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Samba and Afro-Cuban, Shani is an energetic and explosive dancer. She is world-renowned for her unique, sensuous styling and body movement on and off the dance floor. She has powerful stage presence and a passionate love for teaching. Certified in Simonson Jazz Technique By Dance New Amsterdam, NYC and graduated of the Intern summer program at Broadway Dance Center, NYC.
Shani started her way in the dance world in the age of 7 dancing jazz and ballet at "Dance Alma & Arnon" studios in Israel directed by Alma Frankfurt and Arnon Zucker. She joined the studio performance company and was performing on TV shows and many local events with the company till the age of 18 when she was exposed to Latin dance and culture. She began establishing her name in the Latin world in Israel in 2000, as part of the Israeli Salsa Academy "Latino Del Mundo" directed by Lior Petel and Ronen "Paco" Biran. Shani has been teaching and performing at Latin cultural events and TV shows in Israel. She specializes in Cuban style, L.A style, ladies styling and Samba.
In 2007, Shani moved to NYC to be part of Caribbean Soul Dance Co. directed by Ismael Otero. Ismael and Shani have manifested a unique immersion of their individual styles, which also include all aforementioned dance styles (i.e., Cuban salsa, NY mambo, LA style, Hip-Hop and Jazz). In addition, Shani has been requested by choreographer, Sekou McMiller in September 2008, to join his Latin Jazz project “Proyecto Descarga”. In 2008, Shani founded and is the director of an All females ladies styling performance team calls “Shani’s Girls” which is performing most successfully in the past 4 years in many Latin events over the USA such as Washington DC, Boston, Connecticut, NY, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Miami and more. Recently, Shani has been performed with Pitbull, Marc Anthony, T-Pain and Ne-Yo on the NBC morning show, performed at KatDeluna Video clip "Dancing Tonight" and new upcoming artist "Carishma", and currently dancing on the TV show “Mira Quien Baila”, “Sabado Gigante” and “Don Francisco Presenta” on Univision TV Network, Miami. In the end of Dec 2010, Shani was asked to perform and become "The mambo king", Eddie Torres, dance partner.
Shani has performed in many salsa congresses and Latin events around the world such as: Saint Petersburg White Nights Salsa Fest, Russia, Punta Cana salsa congress DR, Angora Salsa Addiction; Charlotte Salsa Invitational, Seattle Salsa Congress, Miami Salsa Congress, ON2 Salsa Congress in Milan, Italy, Istanbul International Dance Festival, International Salsa Festival in Marseille, France, Israel Salsa Congress, Warsaw Salsa Festival, Poland, Brazil Salsa Congress, Zurich Salsa Congress, Croatia Salsa Congress, Venezuela Salsa Congress and many more.