Harry Ang is the driving force behind Malaysia’s Bachata scene. Through his efforts in teaching, choreographing, DJ-ing and organizing the only Bachata Sensual social night in the country, Bachata has gained popularity and is growing rapidly.
Born in 1984, Harry has his roots in Latin Ballroom from his university days and was introduced to Salsa and Bachata in late 2009. Harry sprung to prominence after being crowned Malaysia Bachata Champion in 2010 and Asia Bachata Champion in 2011. Having taught for 7 years, Harry now conducts weekly progressive classes in various studios and leads teams to perform on local and international stages.
Drawing from his experience in Latin Ballroom, Harry brings elegance into Bachata through techniques in hip movements. Naturally, when the Bachata Sensual wave swept across Europe, he immediately found a strong calling. Later in 2015, he was inspired by Alma Latina’s style and began creating more dynamic choreographies that fuses passion with power.
Harry emphasizes on mutual respect between dance partners, whereby both leader and follower feels comfortable and has ample space for self-expression. Nothing is more important than enjoying the connection together.
Harry’s talent in DJ was discovered when he first collaborated with DJ Gary. What initially began as “Bachata Hour” in a salsa social night drew him deeper into the music realm. His music selection played a major role in pushing Bachata into the spotlight. And when demand outstrips a mere hour, he started Sensual Wednesdays Social at Nicsmann 1940s by Lewre in mid 2018, establishing the only sensual night in Malaysia. His unique selection of bachata music covers the various styles of bachata, including Sensual, Moderna, Remix, Urbana & Tipica.
DJ Harry has since been invited as a Latin DJ to various dance events including Salsa-Lah (2015 & 2017), Singapore Malaysia Joint Dance Fiesta (2015), World Bachata Festival (2015 & 2018), Afro-Latin Fest Asia (2017), Singapore Bachata Weekend (2018), ALMA SG Ultimate Year End Party (2018), Vietnam International Latin Festival (2019).
Kalnish Kashna Schubert is a product of two wonderful cultures that each has dance and arts imbibed into their way of life. From a very tender age, Kalnish has had a love for dance and music and used to spend much of her free time dancing to various music.
Kalnish stated engaging herself with dance from the age of nine. Having initially developing her moves all on her own, she enrolled in various dance classes over the years. She has since acquired skills and performed Salsa, Bachata, Bhangra, Bollywood and contemporary dances. She learned Latin dances from the personal coaching of her mom and later enrolled and graduated from the Shiamak Davar Dance Academy in Mumbai, India in 2014. While in India she was actively involved in shows in India such as the Star Parivaar Awards 2013 and Toni and Guy show 2013. She had been teaching Kids & Adult Bollywood and Kids Salsa at her mom’s dance studio, Shamballa Tribeni Dance and Music School, in Klang, Malaysia.
2014 – One Year Dance Programme at Shiamak Davar Dance Academy, Mumbai, India
2015 – Certified in Assistant Dance Teaching at Dance Academy, Melbourne, Australia
2015 – Certified in Dance at Dance Academy, Melbourne, Australia
2016 – Certified in Dance at Dance Academy, Melbourne, Australia
2017 – Qualified in Musical Theatre at Dance Academy, Melbourne, Australia
The Malaysian Vesaki Festival 2009
The World Bachata Festival, Kuala Lumpur 2010
The Malaysian Vesaki Festival 2010
The International Indian Food Festival in China 2011
Corporate shows in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011.
The Malaysian Vesaki Festival 2011.
The World Bachata Festival, Kuala Lumpur 2012
World Star Road to Hollywood in 2012.
India International Dance Congress at Bangalore, India in 2014
Osaka Latin Dance Festival 2014
Sydney International Bachata Festival 2015
The World Bachata Festival, Kuala Lumpur 2015
The World Bachata Festival, Kuala Lumpur 2016
Cebu International Beach Festival, Philippines 2017 – 2018
Nepal Latin Dance Fiesta, Nepal 2018
Boracay Latin Dance Festival, Boracay, Philippines 2018
The World Bachata Festival, Kuala Lumpur 2018
2019 – 5th place salsa solo in Manila Dance Classic Championship
2019- Bollywood competition – Holi Malaysia 2019 – 1st place
Kalnish was also featured in the Malaysian Government Education Portal for her involvement in dance.
2019- Workshop in Pune
2019- Delhi sensual weekender