Yonly Leyva Desdunes and Despina Violari are dance performers and instructors that have been awarded in several competitions in the UK and abroad and nominated as the best in their dance genre from the LUKAS AWARDS 2019.
Despina comes from Cyprus and is based in the UK for the last 9 years while Yonly is originally from Cuba and well known as the king of Reggaeton in London teaching in Pineapple studios and choreographer for several video-clips.
They are both a dance couple that for the last 3 years performed in the West End and the UK tour of the Production of On Your Feet. They have experienced a live Performance accompanied with Gloria Estefan in Britain's Got Talent, West End Live and Dancing with the Stars.
Yonly and Despina were part of the amazing team which performed Last Nights of Havana project: a live dance show event in collaboration with the best Cuban band of London.
Their passion for salsa dancing and not only, paired them to create, perform and show the public the flavour of their salsa dancing, how spicy it can be and also render the sentiment of passion they carry out while performing.
Together they are executing workshops, classes and private lessons of reggaeton, urban salsa and “On Your Feet” workshops around London, UK, Europe and Festivals. Additionally, Despina and Yonly have prepared teenagers for the Croatia Latin-Tropical Competition achieving 1st and 2nd places.
Both have separately worked in different areas in the industry such as movies, video-clips, showcases, events etc.