Riccardo Recanati, originally from Italy and actually living in Poland, is the leader of the team “Universo Salsero Dance Company” that he founded in 2006. Musician and sport man since the childhood he began his dance formation at the time when he was studying at University, learning all main salsa styles, bachata and other caribbean dances and extending later on his interest also to different fields like street dances and modern jazz.
In 2004 he started to give regular classes of salsa (L.A., New York, Puerto Rico and Cuban style) and bachata in Italy and in Poland and already since 2005 he has been teaching and performing on international stages. In the period from 2005 and 2009 he participated and won several competitions and then he moved to Wroclaw, in Poland, where he opened his dance school “Fly Dance Academy” and where he has organized some international dance events.
Pioneer of bachata in Poland he is a popular multi-style artist and instructor in many salsa and bachata festivals around Europe. His hot Italian charisma, amazing technique, creativity and passion for almost all kinds of dances make his choreographies original and very different each other.
Klaudia Perdek is the new young Riccardo’s partner from Poland who began her adventure with dance at the age of 8 training jazz and cheerleadering. Two years later she started to learn salsa, just as a solo dance, but she was so involved that she quickly got to take part in IDO competitions getting gold and silver medals at the national phases and the final at the world championships.
Stage performances gave her a lot of joy and motivations to do better and better and in 2013 she got to present her salsa duo show in the polish TV programs “Mam talent” and “Got to dance”.
In September 2016 she met Riccardo who started to teach her to dance in couple and made her quickly fall in love with the bachata style.
Riccardo & Klaudia are the new bachata reality in Poland: the experience of Riccardo together with the strong motivations of Klaudia have created a mix that has been quickly noticed and appreciated in the international scene.
At BIG Latino festival, Riccardo and Klaudia will show us their extraordinary talents in a dance show. We cannot wait to see them on stage! 🙂