ABOUT ME

Full name Javier Eduardo Padilla Vizcarra. Born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, on June 12th, 1986.

...CAREER PATH

2004
Javier was part of the dance group “Salsabor” by Magda Fonz in Villahermosa, Mexico, which used to make performances of Latin rhythms, such as: samba, cumbia, vallenato, bachata, merengue and Cuban Salsa, at state fairs, nightclubs, shopping centers, local TV and parks.
2007

Began training in Classical Ballet with the mexican teacher and dancer Daniel Juarez Nila, being a member of “Ballet de Cámara de Tabasco” In this period, Javier started his passion for Salsa On1, Salsa On2 and Ballroom Dance.

2009

The opportunity to continue his professional and artistic vocation in the city of Barcelona was presented. Javier continued his training in Classical Ballet at the Dance Centre “Company & Company”.

 

2010
>>  Continued his training in Ballroom Dance at Jesus Rubio & Karina Rubio’s dance school “CBE Swing Manresa”, by training in “10-dance” (Standard and Latin cathegories).
>> Joined the school of the Salsa World Champions Adrian & Anita, and was part of the Dance Company “Adrian & Anita Amateur Salsa Company Barcelona”.
>> Worked with the dancer Lucia Medina, also a member of the AyAASCB, with whom he has won the fourth place in the 2nd. Amateur Salsa Competition held in Barcelona. From 2010, they performed in national stages.
>> Participated in Franco Rocha’s Dance Group “Cachanga Poderosa”, which has been winner at the TV Show “Todo el Mundo es Bueno” in 2012. Nowadays, this group continue to make performances on national and international stages.
2011

The salsa & bachata dancer David De Menes and Javier Padilla came together to run “David & Javi”, the first Same Gender Salsa Couple in Spain. Nowadays, they continue to offer professional shows of salsa and Latin rhythms in national and international stages.

2014

competed in the prestigious World Championship World Latin Dance Cup held in Miami, Florida, where he won the title of SALSA SOLOIST MALE WORLD CHAMPION

2015

competed in the prestigious World Championship World Latin Dance Cup held in Miami, Florida, where he won the title of  SALSA SOLOIST MALE WORLD RUNNER-UP.

2016

>> Competed in the prestigious World Championship World Latin Dance Cup held in Miami, Florida, where he won the title of SALSA SOLOIST MALE WORLD RUNNER-UP, for the second year.

>> David & Javi participated in the TV Show “SPAIN GOT TALENT” where they were well accepted by judges and the general public

2017

David & Javi participate again in the talent contest, this time to a special Dance Edition “GOT TALENT ESPAÑA Dance”, where they got very good acceptance and criticism from judges and the general public.

2018

David & Javi participate in the prestigious and renowned TV show “BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT” in London, UK, where they were well accepted as Same Gender Salsa Couple, by judges and the general public.