Founders of Stockholm Salsa Dance, today the largest dance school in Stockholm with more than 10 instructors and over 300 students, Harvey Anturi and Miriam Ponce de Leon, started teaching together as early as 1994. Together they are behind several of the major salsa events in Stockholm and Sweden, most notably the yearly Hot Salsa Weekend, Dance Club la Isla, the la Isla Salsa Cruise Competition and Salsa at Gröna lund.
Harvey Anturi left Colombia for Stockholm 15 years ago to study chemical engineering. Dance has been a part of his life since childhood. He won his first salsa competition 1993 together with Miriam Ponce de Leon who started dancing only one year earlier. Together they started the now dissolved Club Latino Dance Company, which represented Sweden in the grand Puerto Rico salsa competition 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.