Eider Rúa Giraldo (Medellín, Colombia)

Originally born in Colombia, Eider Rúa is a professional dancer, entrepreneur and the visionary force behind BNF.

Having won first place in various championships, Eider is a recognized leader in the dance community worldwide and has participated, judged and been a special guest master class teacher in recognized congresses, tours and competitions at international level in countries such as; United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Switzerland, Ecuador, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, France, Greece, Netherlands, Australia and India to name a few.

Eider has gained various awards and archievements as professional dancer, artistic director and event producer.

Professional Trajectory & Achievements


  • BNf Dance Company (Colombia 2009)
  • BNF Dance & Entertainment Company, the first Latin dance school in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates 2006).


  • Tango Ballet of Colombia (Colombia 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Tango Evolution Metropolitano Theatre (Colombia 2003)
  • Taconeando (Colombia 2004)
  • Voz Tango (2004, 2005)
  • Dancing Around the World (Colombia 2005)
  • Dancing Around the World (Dubai 2007)
  • Tripudium, The Art of Entertainment (Colombia 2012, Dubai 2012)


  • Metropolitano Salsa Championship (Colombia 2009)
  • Metropolitano Tango Championship (Colombia 2010)
  • Colombia Salsa Festival (Colombia 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • World Tango Championship (Colombia 2011, 2012)
  • Dubai Latin Festival (United Arab Emirates 2011, 2012)
  • Tripudium, The Art of Entertainment (Colombia 2012 Dubai 2012)

Awards as a dancer:

  • National Tango Champion (Manizales Tango Festival, Colombia 2000)
  • National Salsa Champion (National Salsa Festival, Colombia 2004)
  • World Salsa Champion (International Salsa Festival, United Arab Emirates 2007)
  • World Salsa Runner Up (ESPN World Salsa Championship, Unites States 2009 & 2010)
  • International Tango Champion (Jordan International Dance Festival, Jordan 2010)

Awards as a director:

  • World Salsa Champions (BNF Team) (Unites States 2010)
  • Recognition from the Colombia Government for achieving over ten years of existence, which has contributed significantly to the disclosure and dissemination of dance in the country and abroad (Colombia 2010).

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