JUNIOR & CAROLINA
Junior Aquino was born in the Dominican Republic in 1987 and took his first dance steps as a child. Even as a young boy, Junior was captivated by the rhythms and started dancing bachata and salsa in parks, squares, streets and wherever music was played. For many years he studied bachata, salsa and other traditional and folkloric dance styles at Plaza de la Cultura in Bonao and at numerous dance schools all over the Dominican Republic. At nineteen years of age he became a representative of bachata in his hometown of Bonao when he started organizing competitions and other events.
Junior has been teaching bachata and salsa since 2008 in the Dominican Republic and is seen as one of the key people in the bachata scene in the DR. Since 2014 he has taught and performed at a number of congresses all over the world. He is the founder and owner of Keloke Dance Company who organizes Keloke Bachata Festival, the first all Dominican festival in Scandinavia, and Keloke Bachata Adventures, a dance tour in four different locations in the Dominican Republic.
Carolina Bustamante was born in Colombia in 1991 and from a young age she started to fall in love with dance. In 2007 Carolina left Colombia and moved to the north of Sweden but continued learning and taking dance classes by regularly travelling to the capital. In 2012 Carolina decided to move to Stockholm permanently to dedicate herself fully to the dance. Starting from zero with only a desire to dance and evolve she was soon working at Stockholm Salsa Dance teaching salsa, bachata and kizomba. She started travelling to congresses and festivals all over the world to learn more and decided to dedicate herself fully to bachata. During the years 2015 and 2016 Carolina spent many months in the Dominican Republic taking classes and dancing while falling even more in love with the Dominican culture.
Since July 2016 Junior resides permanently in Stockholm, Sweden, working with Carolina teaching bachata and salsa at Stockholm Salsa Dance in Stockholm. During the past years they and their Dominican Flow teams have participated in congresses and other events in France, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Israel, Australia and Russia to mention some. Their goal is to spread and share their knowledge of the Dominican culture to Europe and the whole world.