HometownItaly, San Giuliano Milanese
Tropical Gem Dance Company was founded by Rafael Gonzalez and Fernando Sosa in May 2000. The group made their debut performance just one month later at the World Salsa Congress, Milan, bringing to the stage an innovative style characterized by great strength, captivating energy, eye catching costumes and acute attention to detail. They were also recognized as one of the first dance companies in this genre to incorporate other rhythms (rumba, afro, hip-hop, etc.) into their choreographies. Since then they have quickly established themselves at the forefront of breathtaking precision dance and innovative salsa choreography.