HOMETOWN – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

BEST KNOWN FOR: Salsa, Mambo

Arlette Guerra is an influential performer and instructor in the latin dance community.  She is Co-Director of the Zafire Dance Project along with Carlos Hernandez.


  • Has been dancing salsa for over 10 years and has been internationally recognized for her talents and fierce passion on the dance floor.


  • Moved to New York City as a little girl where she grew up dancing amongst her family and friends.
  • At the age of 18 she took her first on2 salsa dance class with Osmar Perrones, the Director of Yamulee and former member of Santo Rico.
  • Arlette and Victor Karisma, former Director of Santo Rico, decided to form Karisma Dance Company.
  • For almost a decade, Arlette has travelled the world performing and teaching with Karisma Dance Company at events in Italy, Japan, Mexico, USA, etc.
  • Arlette has also had the honor of performing for many renowned artists such as Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor Manuelle, Grupo Niche, Oscar de Leon and others.
  • Has performed in front of U.S. president, President Barack Obama.



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