Tim is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, event producer, swing DJ, video editor and project manager who has dedicated the past 3 years to establishing and growing the Mexican Swing dance scene alongside Ruchi and her sister La-Pao. Thanks to their wreckless work Swing México has grown dangerously fast, and in 4 short years the city of México claims a healthy scene of high altitude dancers swinging out regularly, supporting several fantastic jazz bands including the Swing México Jazz Band, regular visits from international instructors, beach festivals and quite possibly he eats the best tacos on Earth.
Aside from co-producing Frankie100, years of work as resident DJ in Herräng dance camp, teaching in various cities across Europe and Asia, starting the Lindy Hop scene & Tango scene in Mumbai, India & putting swing dancing into Bollywood films, Tim is also known for his ability to make up crazy adventure stories about himself that are actually true.
Ruchi and Tim both invite you anytime to their home/dance studio/concert venue/hostel & circus training space -Cracovia 32, Mexico Cities’ house of Swing.
Ruchi started dancing in 2010 in Berlin Germany, after falling in love with this tremendous dance form she came back to Mexico City where she found that there was no Lindy Hop scene in not just the city, but the whole country of Mexico. This situation wasn’t easy and she satisfied her lindy needs while studying achieving architecture degree, by doing everything she could to travel around the world learning from as many teachers and different scenes as possible. She has worked, taken classes and social danced in Herrang Dance Camp, Sweden which she considers her best school.
During her Lindy travels she won 1st prize in a Jack n Jill competition in Seoul Korea 2012, and 1st prize in Strictly Lindy competition in Como Italy 2015 and 1st Prize of the Mexico City “talento de barrio” for the Swing division.
It´s been 5 years since Ruchi found SW!NG MEX!CO together with her sister Pao, where she perform regularly and teaches almost every day to different levels of Swing in her dance school.
Being the Mexican Lindy Hop ambassador for the Frankie Manning Foundation, Ruchi is fully compromised with sharing this loving dance with her friends, students, with her country and sharing it around the world.