Skip to main content

Ahtoy Juliana (Baila Society)


Upcoming Classes

Get to Know Ahtoy

Ahtoy Juliana is the Artistic Director of BAILA Society, a multi-faceted Latin dance and theater company that celebrates Latin dance and music heritage through its international repertory company, online dance academy, live classes, and community events. Ahtoy’s work as a dancer and choreographer has been featured in international dance festivals, musical revues, TV, and film, including the recent screen adaptation of In the Heights. Ahtoy began her professional training in classical ballet with the Houston and San Francisco Ballet Companies. She began her salsa career with Santo Rico Dance Company before creating BAILA Society in 2006. Ahtoy has performed extensively with Santo Rico, Team Fajardo, The Hustle Collective, The New York Movement, and with partners Billy Fajardo and Edwin Tolentino. Ahtoy is a World Latin Hustle Champion and a professional Rising Star Champion in DanceSport Theater Arts. She adjudicates local, regional, and international Latin dance competitions and is a founding judge of the World Salsa Summit. She has recently joined the cast of Do the Hustle, featured at the Festival at Jacob’s Pillow and at the Guggenheim Museum.