Many of our special guest performers also offer private and group dance instruction so see the links below to visit their websites.
AlyssaAlyssa Musser
A former professional gymnast, this powerful dancer and long-time member of the En Fuego troupe has specialized in African and Samba. She has been training the last three under Paola Osma.
Annette Annette Bancroft
Annette has been dancing since age three and grew up studying tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop and lyrical. She was a dancer for the Denver Nuggets NBA team and Colorado Crush football. She was also a backup dancer for Big and Rich, Ciara, Taylor Dayne, Otis Day and Kelly Clarkson.
MatthewMatthew Helms
A professional ballet dancer, Matthe has played leading roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Paquita, Don Quixote, and Le Corsaire. He has studied martial arts since age three, been acting since age four, and appeared in movies, commercials and TV shows as an actor or a fight choreographer.
Carmen Maria Carmen Maria
Carmen trained as an elite gymnast but recently found the stage. First breakdancing then circus arts, Carmen is a founding member of Roustabouts, an occasional with the circus sideshow at Lannie's Cabaret, and a long time performer as one of the Barrillo irregulars.
George George Peele
Known in certain circles as Orange peel moses, George makes his living dancing on stilts, playing with words—for 303 Magazine and GroundSwell Cannabis—and delivering Custom Singing Telegrams. Peele resides in the Mile High club of Denver, Colorado.
Carl Carl Dixon
Director of Bateria Alegria and lead instructor of the Boulder Samba School, Carl is a professional percussionist and holds multiple degrees in percussion performance. Carl performs with the Brazilian music bands Ginga Grande and Sambadende, among others.
Lili and JerryLiliane and Jerry Hunter
This dancer-guitarist combo are relatively unknown on the Front Range but bring a powerful performance that will take you to the streets of Spain. They have each been playing and performing Flamenco for nearly 10 years, studying under many renowned instrutors.
FranciscoFrancisco Marquez
Born in Sâo Paulo, Francisco has been playing in Boulder for over 10 years with bands including Ginga, Sambadende, Bateria Alegria, Beco do Choro, Sambasong, and Kid Akimbo. Along with guitar, Francisco actively plays the electric bass guitar, cavaquinho, pandeiro, cuica, repinique, repique de mao, tamborim, caixa, surdo, and tantan.
Paola OsmaPaola Osma
Paola serves as Director, Creator and Choreographer for En Fuego Latino and is co-founder of En Fuego Productions LLC. Born, raised and educated in Bogota, Colombia, she has her Masters in Theater, Dance and Dramatic Arts. She began dancing at age 5 and teaching at age 15.
KristinaKristina Sutcliffe
Kristina grew up with Ballet and has a degree in Modern Dance from the University of Colorado. In the past six years she has incorporated Latin Dance and Hoopdance into the mix. O Dance is her dance company where she teaches Hoopdance and Zumba throughout Boulder.
SaraSara Hirsch
Sara has been dancing and training in ballet since she was three years old. Throughout the years, she has added other styles, such as jazz and hip-hop. After moving to Denver, she performed regularly in shows with the Gwen Bowen School of Dance Arts and later joined the En Fuego dance troupe.

Paola Osma
Director, Writer & Choreographer

Liliane Kupper Hunter
Assistant Director, Script Advisor & Choreographer

Tate Behning

Alyssa Musser
Annette Bancroft
Sara Hirsch
Matthew Helms
Paola Osma
Liliane Kupper Hunter

George Peele
Kristina Sutcliffe
Carmen Maria

Carl Dixon
Jerry Hunter
Francisco Marquez