ABOUT 2017-09-19T08:33:08+00:00

Our Story

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The Byron Latin Fiesta was founded in 2006. It grew out of a passion for Latin American music, dance and culture together with a love for the Byron shire with it’s stunning environment & unique attributes. When the fiesta was born, the main focus was to bring the local Latin dance community together and to give the national industry within Australia a platform to showcase their talents. It was also intended to educate and excite new comers. As the event has evolved and grown it has become an International, National and Local event and yet, it still strives to keep a rather grass roots approach and to stay connected to it’s humble beginnings.

Beautiful Byron Bay

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Byron Bay is a beach town in the far north east of New South Wales. The resident population swells by three or four times in the popular summer holidays and some other peak times during the year. Byron Bay is popular for a number of reasons: it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and also stunning sub tropical rainforest areas. There is a wide variety of events & activities going on all the time.If you are active you can learn to surf or go skydiving, microlighting or hanggliding, kayaking with the dolphins, tours of the region, horseriding, golf, fishing, circus skills, art workshops and more. The area also has one of the highest number of artists and artisans as residents in Australia and you can see this at all the local markets and boutique stores.

Event Directors

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Sky Blue
Sky BlueFounder & Director
Sky Blue is the founding director of the Byron Latin Fiesta. She is also the Director of Picante Productions, the Sydney International Bachata Festival, the Sydney Cuban Salsa Congress and the Melbourne Kizomba Festival. Sky has 30 years experience in dance & over 15 years working in the events industry.
Sky created the Byron Latin Fiesta in 2006, an annual dance festival held in Byron Bay. This was the start of her ongoing career in directing a variety of dance festivals within Australia which are running strongly to this day.

Picante Productions is a boutique company that produces festivals and events, hosts International and National artists and mentor’s new talent. In addition we also offer dance tuition by way of classes, workshops, bootcamps and private tuition. All events are delivered with passion and a fine attention to detail.

Juan Ruiz
Juan RuizDirector
Juan is a strong force in the Latin Dance community in Australia and the world, having created events that everybody remembers! Juan is one of the founders and organizers of the very popular Sydney International Bachata Festival as well as being a Director for the annual Byron Latin Fiesta.
Juan is also recognized as one of the pioneers of the Bachata Moderna movement in the world.

Tropical Soul Dance Studio is a popular Latin Dance Studios in Sydney. Since April 2011, Tropical Soul has already become one of the most popular Latin brands in Sydney. Tropical Soul offers dance classes in all Latin styles, plus performances opportunities, shows, and more.

Photographers

Each year we have an amazing team of Photographers and Videographers for the event. We aim to capture every single moment of the fiesta! From the workshops & social activities, to the performances, shows and the night time parties! So make sure, every time you see one of our photographers, to smile for the camera! VIDEOS of the performances are available online on our YOUTUBE Channel. PHOTOS of the event are available on our Facebook page. You will be able to buy photos directly from our photographers after the event.

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Volunteers

The Byron Latin Fiesta would not be possible without the valuable help we receive from Volunteers each year.
We require help in lead up to the event as well as during the event.If you have a keen interest in the events industry and an interest in working on our festival we’d would love to hear from you.

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Our Supporters

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