Alida Ascari

Teacher of Lindy Hop

From the age of 3 years old Alida has been dancing Ballet, Contemporary and Modern Jazz. The dance is a real passion for her and it has follower her in all her life, with a lot of experience in workshops and teaching. When she discovered the Lindy Hop she couldn’t stop dancing and taking classes from different International Teachers and training hard in a lot of different dances like Jazz Steps, Charleston, Blues and Balboa. She loves the Social Dance and she think is one of the most important aspect of this dance.

Ariel Goh

Teacher of Lindy Hop

Ariel Goh found swing dance in 2010 and never looked back. She currently travels the world teaching and performing, and holds competition titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, Camp Jitterbug, Lindy Bout, Midwest Lindy Fest, Inspiration Weekend, Torino Swing Festival, and more. 

When at home in Seattle, she teaches weekly classes in lindy hop, charleston, balboa, and solo jazz dance through The Syncopation Foundation. She also instructs swing dance at the University of Washington and coaches two performance teams.

As a teacher, Ariel prioritizes clear and detailed instruction, an inclusive classroom setting, connection to the music, and a foundation in the history of the dance. She loves helping dancers find their individual voices within partnerships, as well as express themselves through solo dance! Her teaching specialties include deep partner connection technique, conditioning & fitness for dancers, and solo jazz choreography.

Ariel is a firm believer that you don’t have to have prior dance training to excel in swing dance. Her own movement background includes martial arts, weight lifting, barre-style fitness, and boffer LARP.

Giulia Caporrino

Teacher of Lindy Hop

Giulia started at the age of 12 practicing Rhythmic Gymnastics, an activity she has kept going for five years. She discovered Lindy-Hop in 2014 in her city, Naples. At that moment she has madly falled in love with this dance and can no longer do anything else! Her strong passion for this wonderful dance led her to attend courses and later to teach locally. Then Giulia decided to participate in festivals and workshops all around Europe, to learn from the great masters. Trying to create synergy and interaction between partners and music is always one of the most fascinating aspects of this dance for her! In Social Dance she stands out for her explosion of energy and her smile, something never lacking in her lessons.

Ilaria La Monica

Teacher of Lindy Hop

Ilaria discovered the Lindy-Hop world when she was 17, the youngest of her mates, fascinated by the contagious joy of the dancers all around Genova. Music has always been the most important inspiration for Ilaria, since she was a child. From Pavia to Milan, from rock’n’roll to jazz, until this new discovery. Since then, the smile and the happiness haven’t abandoned Ilaria’s steps and dance. Her goal is to influence this great passion to everybody wants to be part of this fantastic World!

Mara Fossati

Teacher of Lindy Hop

Mara entered the Swing World in 2015, motivated by the contagious enthusiasm of the dancers' bounce and the rhythm of the music. Compulsive traveler, she has spent a year in Aix-en-Provence (Fr) where she took Lindy Hop, Balboa and Jazz Steps classes, all the while meeting dancers from around the world and assiduously attending all kinds of Swing dance nights. No matter whether she dances as follower or leader, her primary goal is to communicate passion and enthusiasm!

Maria T. Angoretto

Lindy Hop Teacher

She grew up surrounded by music: from her father’s vinyls and old turntables to her grandpa’s sax and her brother’s guitar. Music is under her skin, classical or heavy metal, she loves it the same way. When she finds out about Swing, Soul and Blues music she decides to take singing lessons, she was very good indeed, she also took part in some very important competitions and started a band with her friends.She tends to refer to herself as “omnivorous” musically speaking. Last but not least, she finds amazing working and cuddling her ears with Swing melodies.

Alberto Meucci

Lindy Hop Teacher

Alberto is one of Swingin ‘Genova's youngest dancers. He entered the world of Lindy Hop in February 2015 thanks to his sister's passion, and immediately distinguished himself for his strong attitude to dance, which has encouraged him to get even closer to this reality. Alberto took part in several workshops to refine the technique. You fill find him very often around Northern Italy during the Swing Nights: when it comes to spinning the followers he's always in the front row!

Ben White

Teacher of Lindy Hop, Jazz Steps, Blues, Shag, Balboa, Showcase & Balboa

Ben White è appassionato di tutto ciò che è Swing dal 2004. Ha studiato Lindy Hop, Balboa, Tap e Solo Jazz attraverso masters sullo Swing originale, e ha lavorato con ballerini di Swing contemporaneo di tutto il mondo.Ha avuto grande successo a livello locale e internazionale come ballerino e insegnante, ed è stato coinvolto in più di cento produzioni come ballerino, produttore, coreografo e tecnico.Ben è riconosciuto per la chiarezza dei suoi insegnamenti, delle sue abilità e per la sua tecnica di comunicazione con la quale diverte e intrattiene le classi. Nel suo curriculum può vantare la co-fondazione della Eastside Stomp, dove lavora come manager e istruttore.Inoltre insegna all'Università di Washington e in altri istituti, viaggiando ed esibendosi durante workshop in tutto il mondo.

Lorenzo Taddei

Teacher of Lindy Hop


Marcos Agote

Teacher of Lindy Hop & Jazz Steps

Marcos is a profesional swing dancer, performer and choreographer, specializing in Lindy Hop and Jazz Roots.

Originally from Argentina he is now based in Genova, Italy. Spent ten years rolling and living in Germany, Romania, France and Spain before settling in Barcelona where he discovered swing dancing in January 2012. In the short time since, he has studied the dance intensely (16 hours of classes per week over the first year and half) and traveled around Europe pursuing his new-found passion for Lindy Hop, Jazz Roots and Tap.

He is already a well known personality at European events and has an impressive list of competition titles to his name. 

In late 2012 he became the President of the Barcelona’s Swing Association BCNswing and at the 2013 European Swing Dance Championships in London he was awarded the annual EuroStar Award, for Talent and Spirit.

Mattia Russolillo

Lindy Hop Teacher

As a child he was a boxing enthusiast, today he is a brilliant lindyhopper! His passion has led him to always look for every chance to dance and improve his style, attending various festivals all over Europe.

At swing parties there is no follower who doesn’t want to dance with him: his enthusiasm is contagious!

Petros Chrysovitsinos

Teacher of Lindy Hop

He was born in Greece where he grew up, the one and only who can dance sirtaki. He has always been interested in music, he started studying “the greek rhythm” and working as a Dj: from electronic to funk to hip hop music. When he moved to Genoa, he got into swing music and started dancing and attending classes with international teachers. Kind and meticulous, he is a crazy, foolish and passionate dancer!