Bio

Oliver Pineda with celebrity dance partner Luda Kroitor from "Dancing With The Stars" are Australia's only 5 times World Salsa Champions having won the 2001 IDO World Salsa Championships in Miami, 2005 World Salsa Open in Puerto Rico, 2005 & 2006 ESPN World Salsa Championships held in Nevada, Las Vegas and recently the 2007 ESPN World Salsa Championships held in Disney World, Florida.

Oliver & Luda were also special guest choreographers for the Channel 10 TV hit show "So You Think You Can Dance".

Born in Australia and of Chilean descent, this young man has been dancing Salsa for 15 years and is Australia's most undisputed talent. His unique style of dance and clear precise teaching methods make him one of the most admired and sought after Salsa dancers and instructors in the world.

After winning the title of 2001 IDO World Salsa Champion 2001 and being the first Australian International Representative, Oliver decided to take himself and his company, Latin Motion to the international circuit. Oliver has taught, danced in and was the choreographer for routines performed at numerous international Salsa Congresses such as Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Paris, UK, Dubai, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Canary Islands, Luxembourg, Cyprus, New York and more.

Oliver is the choreographer, lead dancer and trainer for the Latin Motion team which has now represented Australia overseas over 50 times. Oliver was a founding member of the original 'Rueda Dance Group' introducing Cuban Salsa & Rueda to Sydney in 1999 and was one of the instigators of Linear Style Salsa in 2000. Oliver has also been responsible for introducing Kizomba and Semba to Australia and is undoubtedly the pioneer of Mambo "On 2" in Australia.

Oliver is also proud to be the creator of his own brand of Salsa called "Aussie Style Salsa" spreading this style to dancers all over the world.