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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 event 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 as part of the Israeli Salsa Academy "Latino Del Mundo" directed by Lior Petel and Ronen "Paco" Biran.
At the age of 20, Shani moved to Spain in order to become part of the world-renowned salsa dance company known as "Imperio Azteca" directed by Johnny Vazquez and Ramon Morales. After only one year in the company, Shani became Johnny's permanent dance partner and the group's principal female dancer. She continues to be one of the most memorable former dancers in the company. In 2004, the group and its members were voted "Best Group of the Year: 2004" by the Europe salsa community.
In 2005, the group shifted its functions and activities to Italy and became part of "Academia Latina" located in Caravaggio, Bergamo. Shani taught various dance styles, including ladies styling, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, L.A style and Mambo in the academy. She performed most successfully with Johnny in numerous international salsa congresses, festivals and Latin associations throughout Europe.
in 2007, Shani moved to NYC to be part of Caribbean Soul Dance Co. directed by Ismael Otero.
Ismael and Shani have manifested an 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.
In the end of Dec 2010, Shani has been asked to perform and been training with the mambo king himself, Eddie Torres.
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 danced on the TV show "Mira Quien Baila", "Sabado Gigante" and "Don Francisco Presenta" on Univision TV Network, Miami.