Erika Saucillo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California with a passion for dance that started at a very young age. At the age of four, she started dance training Ballet Folklorico and continued for 15 years.
Her passion grew and once she got the chance, she dropped Ballet Folklorico and trained in various dance styles such as jazz, heels, contemporary, hip hop, salsa, bachata, afro, and Latin ballroom.
Erika decided to go full force with her dance passion when she found the Salsa/Bachata Community and started training with "Alma Latina Los Angeles" directed by the world-renown Sergio Jasso and Gaby Equis. After only a few short months, Erika quickly became the director of one of the largest Salsa/ bachata teams in Los Angeles, "Quest Salchata Crew" because of her unique style, technique, and poise on the dance floor.
Within the 9 years of her dance career, she traveled all over the world to perform and teach. Places such as Africa, Arizona, Hawaii, Japan, New York, Cuba; just to name a few.
Erika is a champion and top finalist at some of the world's most important Latin dance competitions. She won 3rd place at the World Latin Dance Cup Cha Cha Cha division, 2nd in the Top Female Bachata Social Dancer, and won first place at the 2016 LA top Female Salsa Social Dancer.
She loved to dance more than anything, but what truly brought her happiness was the way she was able to uplift people through dance and change lives.
Erika created, Fiercechata. A company with a mission to make women see their true beauty, shine their light, and embody the confidence they were meant to have through dance. She started teaching Fiercechata Bootcamps at the end of 2019 and students from all over the world are raving about how she made them feel powerful. Erika is gifted with the ability to make women feel sexy and is on a quest to straighten every crown on this Earth.
Recently Erika and her husband, Edwin Rivera, because the first salsa dancers to work with “Fania Records” to present an instructional dance series called, “We Love To See You Dance” on youtube.