Oxnard Salsa Festival

Sign up for spicy deals!

Julien Martinez

Julien, is a 21 year old Oxnard native attending Oxnard College. He is a paraeducator in the after school program for the City of Oxnard and he shares his love for the arts by teaching photography to students from 1st to 5th graders in the Oxnard School District.

Julien was a Fire Explorer from 2010-2015 where he learned to love serving his community and genuinely being able to reach the public in a positive way. Performing in community theater and working with youth has helped him share his desire for self expression through music.

Julien’s experience as a contestant on NBC’s Emmy Award winning show “The Voice” Season 12, has given him the confidence to pursue his dream of becoming a recording artist. He can be seen performing throughout Ventura County with his band “Road Brothers”, a Blues/Rock band.


Instructed by: Diana Porter

Diana was born & raised in French Polynesia Tahiti and moved to Santa Barbara over 25 years ago. She started instructing Salsa & Bachata Dancing throughout the community and in the last 15 years at the Santa Barbara Dance Center & the Bunnie Curtis Dance studio in Carpinteria. For the last three years she started the Salchata latin dance team called "Emotion Aumiri." She has donated her time to many different organizations in Santa Barbara & Ventura counties.

Charity: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

The Mission of BGCOP is “to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential, as productive, responsible and caring citizens”.

Learn more about Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Our Other Dancers

Restaurant Sponsor

2018 Sala Festival Restaurant Sponsor: Fresh & Fabulous

Photography throughout site is courtesy of Chris Zsarnay, Ruth Ballin, Kenneth Earl, Kelly Gray, Scott Hern, Richard Jenkins.

Custom website design by Searle Creative Group