Riikka Karvinen has danced salsa intensively at Baila Baila since January 2006. In 2007, she began teaching salsa, and has also worked at Dance Team International teaching salsa to teenagers. Riikka has danced in Baila Baila’s dance group CompaƱia de Danza Baila Baila since 2008, and she has taught and performed a lot in different events. When she was younger Riikka also danced ballet at dance school Raatikko, but according to her, nothing beats Cuban salsa, it stole her heart. As particularly important, Riikka regards feminine movement in her own dancing, and in her lessons.