Darlin Garcia is the owner of Art In Motion Dance Academy as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of Art In Motion Latin Dancers. Born in the Dominican Republic, this energetic dancer, performer, and instructor has gained recognition as one of the top male salsa dancers in the Philadelphia area. With over 13 years of experience, Darlin Garcia has danced and performed locally, nationally and internationally in countries like China, France, Panama, Ireland, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
He recently expanded his studio, Art in Motion Dance Academy, which is located at 233 N. 12th Street in Philadelphia, PA. Darlin is the 2013 World Latin Dance Cup Bachata Champion. He and his partner Gaby Equiz-Jasso (Alma Latina) placed 1st in the world in their division. He also placed 2nd in the world in the On1 division at the 2011 World Latin Dance Cup in Las Vegas and 2nd in the On1 Division at the 2010 World Latin Dance Cup. His most significant accomplishments include winning 1st place, two years in a row, at the Philadelphia SalsaFest (2010-2011), winning 1st place in the San Francisco World Salsa Qualifiers, and 3rd place in the 2006 ESPN World Salsa Championship. He is also featured in the How Philly Moves project where his image is displayed, alongside other talented artists, in a mural located by the Philadelphia Airport. Over the course of his career, he has developed creative techniques as illustrated in his sizzling and up-tempo choreographies.