Ben Brillante + Eva Li (Bachata)

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Ben Brillante and Eva Li began performing together in 2015. Their sultry, sexy and romantic style of bachata has earned them recognition as two of the leading bachata instructors and dancers in Canberra.


Ben originally from the Philippines, was raised around family and friends who trained in music and dance. In 2004, he was introduced to Latin dancing and began training in Sydney with Platinum Salsa, then continued with Salsabor when he moved to Canberra in 2005.

With a background in music, RnB and Hip-Hop dancing, he quickly established an understanding of the Latin rhythms and before long became one of the sort after dancers and instructors in the Canberra Latin scene.

Ben is known for his friendly, fun and high-energy personality both on and off the dance floor. He loves all forms of Latin dancing and in particular, bachata for its rhythmic footwork, passionate interpretation and sensuality.


Eva started her latin dance journey back in 2013, where she fell in love with the music and movement of Bachata. Since then she has competed in the Bachata Championships and Australian Salsa Open (now known as the Australian Latin Dance Championships) in the bachata amateur category placing 1st and 2nd in the division.

She has performed several times at the Canberra Latin Dance Festival, saying she loves the high energy and social dancing aspect of this event.

Today she continues to perform and share her passion for Bachata teaching at Salsabor Dance Studio with Ben Brillante.