Katja started dancing at the age of 5 and through the years studied various forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Ballroom, Gymnastics and Acrobatic Rock and Roll for 9 years.
Since 2005 she has focused on early American dances from the Jazz age and Swing era, such as the Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa, Charleston, St. Louis Shag and Authentic jazz. Her knowledge of (almost) all swing dances allows Katja to adapt her dance to any type of dancer. Which places her on the market among one of the best followers understanding connection and reactivity.
She is an elegant dancer. At first, you’ll be seduced by her style based by subtlety and finesse. But if you look a little closer you’ll be surprised by her musicality and footwork. Her focus on musicality and connection makes her one of the most sought after followers in the scene.
Her shyness – as probably her Slovenian origin as well – gives at first a “cold” feeling. But don’t make any mistake : she loves to laugh, to party and simply have fun. During a dance, she is one of the few followers to never refuse a dance and also often the last to leave the dance floor.
Currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Katja travels doing special weekend workshops and festivals. In the past 9 years she has taught and performed all over Europe, Asia and USA.
Vincenzo is a world-acclaimed dancer, teacher and choreographer. A real globetrotter, he teaches and performs at the most prestigious swing dance events around the world. Melbourne, Paris, Stockholm, Seoul and London are just some of the cities where he is invited as a guest every other weekend.
He was born at Lake Como, but Rome adopted him three years ago. More famous abroad than in the Bel Paese, Vincenzo is an Italian star who shines on the lively international swing dance scene. Inspired by the incomparable Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Frankie Manning, Vincenzo Fesi dances the Lindy Hop, the Balboa, the tap dance and many other jazz styles.
With his dark complexion and his contagious smile, Vincenzo looks like a 1940’s movie star and brings much enthusiasm on stage.
Vincenzo organizes intensive workshops for beginners and professional dancers alike, both in Como and in Rome. He has a specific teaching method that he developed throughout the years. Vincenzo exudes a contagious energy that drives his audience crazy. Since 2006 he co-organizes with Isabella Gregorio one of the most popular events in the world: Swing Crash Festival. The event takes place every June in Como. Inspired by old movies and newspapers of the golden age of jazz music, they enlist several live orchestras and hundreds of dancers who turn the city of Como into a magic place.
Vincenzo was special guest at the TV show Dancing with the Stars; he was the MC for Hermes at the “Vogue Fashion Night Out” in London; he had the main role in the short movie Lago di Seta, directed by Renee George and he was the first one to bring the dance at the 38th edition of the Roma Jazz Festival directing a choreographing project with the Massimo Nunzi’s Orchestra Operaia.
Vincenzo is not only a dancer. He choreographs, sings, presents radio shows and he is also a capable narrator of the history of jazz dance. In 2014 he wrote the preface of the Italian edition of the book “Frankie Manning: ambasciatore dello swing”.