Welcoming our amazing teachers...
Claudia Biggeri & Maxi Prado
Claudia and Maxi have been part of the Swing scene in Argentina since its origins in the late 90s, both being
fervent promoters of Traditional Jazz culture, investigating
both its history and its development today. Since 2017 they have crossed paths to promote their art and share their
passion for dance around the world. In addition to their love of dance and movement, they have a strong dedication for teaching, with more than 18 years of experience.
Roser Ros and Leondardo Ost
Roser Ros is an international swing dance instructor based in Barcelona, Spain. She teaches Lindy Hop, aerials and Solo Jazz in some of the most important Lindy Hop events in Europe, and also teaches regular classes in her home scene, Barcelona.
Roser started doing gymnastics when she was 3 years old, and later entered the world of circus. She had been learning different types of dance all this time, until in 2011 she discovered Lindy hop, and has been unable to leave ever since.
She has a background in pedagogy, coaching essentials, and education. Before becoming a professional dancer, she was a primary school teacher specialized in physical education.
Roser is a great fast swing dancer. She dances with an energetic and precise style. She's handy with dips and tricks, and aerials. As a choreographer she has worked for dance groups, music groups, artists, and videos.
From Rome, Italy, Leonardo started his journey as a dancer at the age of 13 diving into Hip Hop and its related styles. Today, since discovering Lindy Hop back in 2012, he teaches, competes, and performs internationally in the main events and festivals in all Europe.
Leonardo has a strong passion & love for the dance and sharing it with others. Since he dedicated himself to this profession he has taught at approximately 30 festivals a year joining international festivals and receiving awards in many world competitions.
In the meantime he developed a unique training programme, born from his desire of receiving it since he was a grasshopper, focused on working with students who want to take their dance to a completely different level. A solid transformation from total beginners to solid teachers. He has been coaching tens of students during mid-long term "dance relationship" live or online in their growth and evolution as dancers and human beings through the last three years.
Today Leonardo is based in Italy, after having had based in Barcelona, Spain, for 8 years pre-pandemic. He decided to create and build his own scene and swing dance community in Anzio, a seaside city where his family lives, an hour from Rome, with the mission to spread swing all around the Litoral coast. SWING&SMILE unites dancers and people in love with the music & culture from the Swing Era. He loves to create events with live music, shows, performances, dance courses for kids and adults and free open classes in public spaces.
Leonardo is constinuously working on finding better ways to share his dance knowledge from the pedagogical and human view with the next group of excited students.
Leonardo can't wait to share his big contagious smile with your swing dance community as well as his best dance concepts and ideas!
We all need more swing and joy in our lives today more than ever!