Teachers

Nils & Bianca, Peter & Naomi and Daniel & Maja 
Amazing teachers who will accompany us throughout the Festival :)

Nils & Bianca
(BLHC 2019 - Invitational Strictly Lindy Hop)

Nils Andrén & Bianca Locatelli

Bianca and Nils started dancing when they were kids. They have performed and competed with other partners in their home countries (Italy and Sweden) in different dances like ballet, lindy hop swing, latin dances, hip hop, ballroom and the Swedish bugg. Both Bianca and Nils got stuck in swing dancing and music, their biggest passion at a very young age. Their paths crossed when Bianca moved to Sweden at the age of sixteen and that’s when they started performing and competing together.

Nils Andren Spring&Swing Festival Bianca Locatelli Spring&Swing Festival

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Peter & Naomi
2012 ILHC Lindy Hop Classic Pro

Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama

Peter Strom is one of the most dedicated and well traveled instructors on the lindy hop scene today. His humor in classes is only compared to the clarity and care he has with his students. Since his inception in 1998, he has taught at international dance camps from Australia to South Korea to Herrang, Sweden. In addition to teaching, he brings with him his skills as an in-demand DJ and experienced emcee. He is currently a member of the renowned Silver Shadows team and founder of Uptown Swing in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Naomi Uyama discovered lindy hop in her hometown of Washington DC in the late 1990s. Since then, she has taught workshops around the world and has performed for dance and music legends alike. She has won champion titles at such prestigious competitions as the American Lindy Hop Championship, the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, and the US Open Swing Dance Championship. When she's not touring in the name of triple steps or singing classic jazz, Naomi currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Peter Strom Spring&Swing FestivalNaomi Uyama Spring&Swing Festival

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Daniel Larsson & Maja Hellsten
(Spring & Swing Festival 2022)


Daniel Larsson & Maja Hellsten

Daniel dance different styles from the swing era such as Tap, Lindy Hop, Charleston and traditional jazz. He is also educated in modern jazz and ballet and he has for many years freelanced as both dancer and choreographer in the musical theatre scene. His ability to dance many different styles makes him a respectful dancer. In addition to a wide variety of Tap styles, Daniel also dances Lindy Hop, Charleston, Traditional Jazz and is a well educated Modern Jazz and Ballet dancer.

Maja Hellsten is an experienced and versatile performer. She has worked for many years as both a singer and dancer in and outside of the Lindy Hop community. She earned a professional dancer’s degree from the Ballet Academy of Stockholm, in 2013.

Maja fell in love with Lindy Hop and Jazz culture in the early 2000’s and has for the last 8 years been performing and teaching all over the world. In her classes she brings together her knowledge of movement with the playground of Jazz. And let rhythms show the way!

Daniel Larsson Spring&Swing Festival Maja Hellsten Spring&Swing Festival

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