Sue Elliott, Co-Director

Who is Sue Elliott?

  • Co-Director, Baltimore Salsa Fest
  • Webmaster, Baltimore Salsa Fest
  • Organizer, Baltimore Salsa Meetup
  • Blogger and Creator of
  • Baltimore native, daughter of a longshoreman, mother of one
  • Salsa Promoter passionate about building community
  • Social dancer with 6 years experience

Baltimore Salsa Fest, co-directed by Sue Elliott, began with a one day event March 27, 2010. Performers and instructors came from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. The evening showcase was followed by a hot night of dancing with Edwin Ortiz y La Orquesta La Romana accompanied by DJ Sonero (Miguel Morales). Next year's event is March 25-27, 2011. For the Friday night party at Towson Dance Studio, we are honored to bring back La Romana. DJ Heavy Whitian will be spinning between sets. On Saturday, we have well-respected instructors who have taught and performed at Congresses all over the world. We met Manuel Dos Santos at the NJISC 2010 and secured him to teach at BSF 2011 immediately. We also contracted with Jesse Yip with Signatura as he received the highest accolades at BSF 2010. DJ Dany Joshua is traveling 3 hours to spin for us at the Saturday night party held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Timonium. The band for Saturday is Joe Falero and the DC Latin Jazz All Stars.

Instructors invited to teach at the Baltimore Salsa Fest have years of experience teaching their respective classes.  Most are directors and performers.  Check out our lineup under Instructors.

Baltimore Salsa Blog began as a vision of creating one site to pull together everything related to Salsa and other forms of latin dancing in Baltimore and surrounding areas. Frustrated with all the changes occurring almost daily, Sue decided to take the information she was gathering for her own personal use and share it with like-minded people. The original website was developed using wordpress and still exists today. Concurrently, Sue began sending out weekly emails to the thousand members of the Baltimore Salsa Meetup in January 2009. Eventually, Sue moved the information off of Wordpress and onto a new website. Over time, she realized that her reputation for the "blog" and the website address she had chosen didn't quite match. Common sense backed by passion and enthusiasm led her to create a name that just made sense - Baltimore Salsa Blog. By summer 2010, out of town visitors began accessing Sue's page to direct their social activities while visiting Baltimore.