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Welcome to CALDAC!

Denver Salsa Bachata Congress Audience and Organizers

CALDAC, formerly known as Denver Salsa Bachata Congress, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, education, and preservation of Latinx and Afro-Caribbean culture through the arts in Colorado. Our events create equitable spaces that embrace all people of different orientations and different backgrounds. 

CALDAC Convention

Caldac Convention Announcement

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Partnerships

A very special thanks to our grantors, sponsors, donors and collaborators who help push our vision forward!

Grantors

Bonfils Stanton Foundation Sponsor Logo
Denver Streets Sponsor Logo

Sponsors

The Briony Group Sponsor Logo

Bredar Family Fund 

Mike and Gretchen Beall Community Fund

Que Bueno Suerte Sponsor Logo
Colorado Live Events Partner Logo
Mile High Multilingual Services Sponsor Logo

Collaborators &
Community Partners

Colorado Ballet Partner Logo
City Aurora Grantor Logo
Colorado Symphony Partner Logo
Gift of Jazz Logo
Lone Tree Arts Center Partner Logo
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Donors

Nora Reznickova
Cheri Wright
Jose Oropeza
Juan Limon
Rose Bernal
Andrew Frank
Liduan Cotto
Deborah Canning
Ellen Giarratana

Kurt Huerta
Michael Kengmana
Anthony Lewis
Alecia Maher
CharlesOkaeme 

Shuqiao Song
Nyegel Thomas
Roberta Acosta
Alfred Smith

Nancy Carbajal
Ariana White
Elsa Burchinow
Carter Woolsey
Kamali Spence
Muriel Lotto
Rachael Holland
Fidel
Alejandro Gutierrez

A special THANK YOU for everything you do!

Board of Directors

A big thanks to our Board of Directors for pushing the vision forward!

Nelson Nisttahuz President

Nelson Nisttahuz

President

Since 2007, Nelson has made significant contributions to the Denver dance scene.  Affectionately known as DJ Noslen, he was among the original founders of the Denver Salsa and Bachata Congress (now known as CALDAC). Nelson is the producer of other Denver events in addition to the convention. He actively supports the preservation of Afro Latin Arts culture and is very involved in the community.

Marcela Villagarcia Vice President

Marcela Villagarcia

Vice President & Treasurer

Marcela Villagarcía has been a contributing member of the Denver dance scene since 2007. Affectionately known as Marce, she has participated as a student, then performer since the first Denver Salsa and Bachata Congress. Along with the congress, Marcela had created a passion for dancing and has been traveling around the world to attend different congresses, learning, performing and social dancing. She is deeply engaged in the community and strives to ensure the nurturing of the culture of Afro Latin Arts.

Tom Ogunribido Executive Director

Tom Ogunribido

Executive Director

Tom is an integral part of the dance community in Colorado. He is the owner and main instructor at Somos Dance Studio. Since 2015, when he initially relocated to Denver from Chicago, Tom "El RastaSalsa" has been active in the Colorado dance scene. As a co-organizer of the Denver Salsa and Bachata Congress and an educator of Afro-Latin arts, he continues to have an impact on many lives.

LATISHA HARDY Secretary

Latisha Hardy

Secretary

Latisha got into the Salsa dance scene in 2011 as a student and performer. She has been very integrated in the Colorado Springs dance scene and consistently seeks opportunities to make it more accessible and truly inclusive.

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