SHANI TALMOR / New York

Shani started her way in the dance world in the age of 7 dancing jazz and ballet at “Dance Alma & Arnon” studios in Israel directed by Alma Frankfurt and Arnon Zucker. She performed on TV shows and many local events with the studio company till the age of 18 when she was exposed to Latin dance and culture. 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 and has been teaching and performing at Latin cultural events and TV shows in Israel.

In 2004, Shani has been offered by the world-renowned salsa dance company “Imperio Azteca” directed by Johnny Vazquez and Ramon Morales to move to Spain and 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.  The group and its members were voted “Best Group of the Year” by the Europe salsa community. In 2005, the group shifted its functions and activities to Italy.

She performed most successfully with Johnny in numerous International and national salsa congresses, festivals and Latin associations throughout Europe for 3 years.  In 2007, Shani moved to NYC and became Ismael Otero, the director of “Caribbean Soul Dance Co.” dance partner.

In addition, Shani has been requested by choreographer, Sekou McMiller, to join his Latin Jazz project “Proyecto Descarga” and became his principal dance partner.

In 2008, Shani founded and is the director of an All females ladies styling performance team “Shani’s Girls” which is performing most successfully in Latin events over the USA.  “Shani’s Girls” team is now days located in Los Angeles.

In the end of 2010, Shani has been asked to become “The Mambo king”, Eddie Torres, dance partner.

In 2014, Shani moved to LA and  won 1st place at the “LA Top Salsa Female Competition”.

Also, signed with the talent agency “MSA” and in 2016 became a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.

In addition, Shani performed with Pitbull, Marc Anthony, T-Pain and Ne-Yo on the NBC morning show.

  • Performed in Kat Deluna music video “Dancing Tonight”
  • Danced at Jennifer Lopez 40th Birthday Party Event, NYC.
  • Danced on the TV show “Mira Quien Baila”, “Sabado Gigante” and “Don Francisco Presenta” Univision TV Network And on America Got Talent, ABC network.
  • Performed at Madison Square Garden “Noche Latina” at the Knicks Game.
  • Performed at Madonna “Smirnof lifestyle Exchange Porject” showcase, NYC.

Recently, Shani became an ensemble dancer on the Broadway show “ON YOUR FEET” the lifestory of Gloria and Emilio Estefan in NYC and just closed the 1st national tour of On Your Feet all over the USA 2017-2019.