Ilario is a psychiatrist and a Lindy hop dancer. He took his first dance lesson during his Erasmus in Valencia. Before he met Lindy Hop, he had never thought of being able to dance.
Egle approached dance for the first time when she was five. Since then, she has attended classical, modern and contemporary dance courses.
Egle & Ilario met around 2010 and a couple of years later they started dancing together.
They began to travel around Europe, attending one or two workshops a month, where they were trained by the best international teachers in the world. The passion for this dance brought them to found the Spirit of St. Louis School in Rome. The thing that Egle loves the most about Lindy Hop is social dance, that dialogue that is developed between dancers and music, that energy unleashed on the dance floor between strangers. Ilario thinks social dance is the most engaging and fascinating aspect of Lindy Hop and a precious energy source in life.
In recent years Egle and Ilario have organized international events in Rome, for example Spirit Lab and Swingala, Lindy Hop and Jazz Roots festivals.