Artia

Winner of numerous salsa championships and founder of the “Shine brothers” and “Salsa unit” professional dance teams, Artia was born in the capital city of Tehran/Iran. He chased his dream to dance out of Iran were dancing was only done behind closed doors. Artia has now been traveling and sharing his unique style as well as his love and passion for Latin dancing around the world. He is one of the most regarded upcoming professionals in the Australian scene and is sought after for his style, energy, teaching and social dancing all around the world.

Artia won 1st place for various Australian Championship titles in the Solo, Team, and Partnered categories. He has studied Latin dancing and been mentored by some of Australia and worlds best including a 9-time world champion Oliver Pineda, Mambo legend Adolfo Indacochea and his latin soul dancers, the kind of fusion salsa Fernando Sosa and his team Tropical Gem, world renown teacher choreographer, and promoter Jaime Jesus Manuelian. He also trained in ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, and jazz with Robert Sturrock and the Industry Dance Academy, and was a member of the elite “Modus Vivendi” salsa team competing in world level competitions.

*Professional titles:*
1st place Hongkong world salsa championships 2017 solo category

1st place winners of the Australian best Latin couple Sydney most sabor category 2017
1st place winners of the Australian best Latin couple Sydney peoples choice category 2017

2nd place Hongkong world salsa championships 2016 solo category

1st place world salsa solo Australian champion 2016 solo category

2nd place world salsa solo international championship 2016 solo category

1st place world salsa solo championship, Australian couples category 2015.

1st place world salsa solo Australian solo category 2015.

3rd place world salsa solo professional team category 2015.

1st place Brisbane salsa solo team category 2013. 2nd place Brisbane salsa solo category 2013.

3rd place world Latin dance cup men’s team category 2013.