Since 2008, professional dancers Carolina Cerisola and Sascha Escandon joined forces to make their creative ideas and dreams come to life. Inspired by their circle of friends in L.A.’s dance and artistic communities, Carolina and Sascha created Floor Productions – a passion-driven enterprise that fosters creative expression in movement and music.
Carolina Cerisola, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, began her professional dance career as a teen by touring around the world with Venezuelan singer/actor “El Puma” and later as an International Salsa Champion. When she arrived in the United States, her unique style quickly captivated many fans, and she garnered a loyal following from both her peers and audiences. As word of her talent continued to spread, Carolina soon found herself headlining at then hot-spot, Forty-Deuce -– one of the first Burlesque Cabarets in Hollywood. When she stepped out onto the stage, her talent commanded the attention of crowds that often included artists whom she has since shared the stage and screen with, including Sting, Daniel Lanois, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Heath Ledger, a recurring feature on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Cee-Lo Green’s “Loberace” show at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.
Sascha Escandon is a native to Los Angeles and began her dance career as a child training with the Joffrey Ballet and with many L.A. based choreographers, mainly Marguerite Derricks (Showstoppers, Austin Powers, Striptease). At 17, Sascha put dance on pause to pursue a college education, and earned a B.S. in Animation from Woodbury University. She soon returned to dance after graduating, and traveled the world as a salsa dancer/performer/choreographer in two of the most renowned L.A. Salsa dance companies, Los Rumberos and Salsa Brava. Sascha started her professional career with a Post-Production Coordinator position at MTV Networks where she simultaneously worked on multiple reality shows like The Osbournes, Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica, Carmen & Dave and many more. After spending 5 years at the network, Sascha decided to combine both her production and personal dance experience by way of Floor Productions with partner Carolina Cerisola.
With FLOOR PRODUCTIONS, Carolina and Sascha unite their industry experiences of over 20 years along with their passion for live entertainment with a mission to entertain, transcend and inspire audiences and artists alike, curating authentic talent to create unforgettable experiences.
Their mutual respect for and from artists, their understanding and execution of high production value, plus their intuition on how to translate it all to audiences in an immersive and entertaining way, have made it obvious that Carolina and Sascha know what makes for “a good night-out” and are elements that have been instrumental in their growing success and reputation.
With events that include the not-to-be-missed monthly FLOOR Improv Night, and the annual production THE FLOOR SHOW, Floor Productions builds an all-inclusive, supportive community comprised of performers, supporters, fans and friends. With the newly formed non-profit, THE OPEN FLOOR SOCIETY, Sascha and Carolina aim to expand their community outreach through their mission to engage underserved youth in the art of improvisation to encourage self-empowerment through movement, dance and music fostered by a multicultural artistic community.