Juan hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been a leading proponent in the revival of vintage jazz dances in South America. Juan is the organizer behind Swing Brother Swing, Buenos Aires’ original Lindy Hop event, as well as the Buenos Aires Lindy Hop Festival (BALHF). His background in gymnastics, acrobatics and martial arts, as well as his degree in Physical Education strongly influence his dancing and teaching, giving him a unique perspective on body movement and awareness, and a distinct – and often spectacular – personal style. Known for his high-flying acrobatics and eye-catching slides, Juan is a consummate performer, a creative dancer and an insightful teacher.
Pamela Gaizutyte has been dancing since she was 5 years old performing traditional Lithuanian folk dancing for years until she found her passion in Lindy Hop at the age of sixteen. In 2009, she began working at Hoppers’ Dance Studio in her hometown of Vilnius, where she surrounded herself with rhythm on a daily basis by practicing, performing, and teaching Lindy Hop and Vernacular Jazz. Holding the position of head judge at the Lindy Hop Classic Couples competition in Vilnius solidified her as a leading figure in the Lithuanian Lindy Hop movement. Showcasing the dance she loves is evident in the contest she enters, winning numerous Jack & Jill contests all over Europe. In 2012, Pamela started teaching internationally; teaching in Finland, Hungary, and in 2013 toured in the United States for the first time. A fabulous dancer, who has been wowing crowds with spirit in performances and inspiring her students through her knowledge and joy of the dance, Pamela is just getting started and can’t wait to share it all on her travels.