Jahaira & Angelica


Angelica Medina

Angelica Medina is a queer chicanx from Los Angeles, CA. Dance has always been a big part of her life. In 2012, she moved to San Francisco to pursue her graduate studies in Drama Therapy.

She began to train with the prestigious salsa dance Company, Salsamania. During her time with Salsamania, Angelica placed 2nd in 2014 and 3rd in 2015 under the Amateur Salsa Team division at the World Latin Dance Cup. She also competed under the Amateur Salsa Solo division and placed top 3.

​In 2015, Angelica began her Bachata training with Inessence Dance Company. Since then Angelica has continued to perform in various dance festivals and congresses in San Francisco, Reno, L.A. New York, D.C., Paris, Mexico, India, and Miami.


Jahaira Fajardo

Jahaira was born to Dominican parents in Washington Heights, New York.  Bachata, Bolero, Merengue, and Salsa are a huge part of her social makeup. These genres were a constant musical element in her youth.

In 2000, she moved to San Francisco, CA to pursuit graduate studies in Psychology and Public Health. Always looking for ways to connect to her Dominican culture, in 2013 Jahaira joined the prominent and highly regarded Inessence Dance Company.  

Jahaira learned how to dance Bachata in the Leader position. Soon after she began to perform at local events, festivals, and international competitions. Jahaira made history in 2015, when she became the first amateur female leader world champion. She then returned to competition in 2018 and won first place in the Same Gender, Bachata Couple Pro Cabaret.