Joby Brava

Began her dance career at the age of 19 with modern dance, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. During this time, she spent three years at a Theater Dance Company, "
On Common Ground". She began her salsa dancing in 1993. In 1994 she, Luis Vazquez, and Janette Valenzuela founded the 1st salsa dance company in CaliforniaSalsa Brava. Back then, everyone thought salsa was something you ate with chips but Joby's determination contributed to exposing a style of salsa no one has ever seen before, world-wide. It started in Puerto Rico's 1st Annual Congress in 97' and than quickly grew from her visits to 36 different countries.

She has trained some of the best salsa dancers in Los Angeles. Joby Vasquez has had the wonderful opportunity to perform in videos, movies, televisions, film, and stage shows with artists such as Sinbad, Tito Puente, Thalia, Jennifer Lopez, Chayanne, Vanessa Williams, Tito Nieves, Quincy Jones, Donnie & Marie, Rosanne Bar, and The Four Tops. Joby has also choreographed for tv shows such as Mad TV (WBS), City of Angels(CBS), and Sinbad's Vibe TV (UPN).

As a pioneer of what is now considered "LA Style Salsa" she has been blessed to receive prestigious awards such as: Sabor Magazines "Best Dance Company Award 20012002, & 2003" and "Best Female Dancer in LA 2001" Albert Torres Productions "Lifetime Contribution Award 2001" Congreso Bacardi 2001 "Contribution to Salsa Culture" Mayor Jeremy Harris of Hawaii for "Outstanding Efforts to Promote Culture Exchange Between Hispanic Community & Hawaii" 2001