HometownUnited States, Jersey City
Shani Talmor, born and raised in Israel, has traveled worldwide presenting her sensual and sexy Salsa style. Trained in a variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Samba and Afro-Cuban,
Shani is an energetic and explosive dancer! She is world-renowned for her unique, sensuous styling and body movement on and off the dance floor. Shani has powerful stage presence and a passionate love for teaching.
She began establishing her name in the Latin world in Israel in 2000, as part of the Israeli Salsa Academy "Latino Del Mundo" directed by Lior Petel and Ronen "Paco" Biran. Shani has been teaching and performing at Latin cultural events and TV shows in Israel. She specializes in Cuban style, L.A style, ladies styling and Samba.
At the age of 20, Shani moved to Spain in order to further enhance her dance career and become part of the world-renowned salsa dance company known as "Imperio Azteca" directed by Johnny Vazquez and Ramon Morales.After only one year in the company, Shani became Johnny's permanent dance partner and the group's principal female dancer. She continues to be one of the most memorable former dancers in the company. In 2004, the group and its members were voted "Best Group of the Year: 2004" by the Europe salsa community.
In 2005, the group shifted its functions and activities to Italy and became part of "Academia Latina" located in Caravaggio, Bergamo. Shani taught various dance styles, including ladies styling, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, L.A style and Mambo in the academy. She performed most successfully with Johnny in numerous international salsa congresses, festivals and Latin associations throughout Europe.
After three years in the company, Shani moved to NYC to be part of Caribbean Soul Dance Co. directed by Ismael Otero.
Ismael and Shani have manifested an unique immersion of their individual styles, which also include all aforementioned dance styles (i.e., Cuban salsa, NY mambo, LA style, Hip-Hop and Jazz). Ismael and Shani have been traveling worldwide for approximately three years, performing and teaching, and making their mark wherever they go.
In addition to that, Shani founded and is the director of an All females ladies styling performance team calls "Shaniâ€™s Girls" which is performing most successfully in the past year and a half in many Latin events over the USA such as Washington DC, Boston, Connecticut, NY, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Miami and more.
In addition, Shani has been requested by choreographer, dancer and director, Sekou Mcmiller in September 2008, to join his Latin Jazz project "Proyecto Descarga" and perform most successfully at the NYC Salsa Congress 2008, Chicago salsa congress 2009 and the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress 2009. As well, Shani performed with the project with their Latin Jazz piece at "Sirens After Dark NYC" on February, 2009, directed by Choreographer and a dancer Ms. Rhapsody James.