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Marcus Nieves, MDN Latin Dance Studio, New York

Marcus Nieves started dancing in 1998 while out clubbing in one of New Jersey's hot spots at the time, "Foxes".  He was intrigued by the various turn patterns and energy that the local dancers displayed on the dance floor. That sparked his interest in Salsa and he began taking dance lessons with Kenny Lopez.

In 1999 Marcus was approached by Luis Zegarra to take part in his dance company "Fuerza Latina."  There he gained most of his experience as a salsero, performing in many events around the tri-state area, which provided him the exposure he needed to be recognized in the dance scene.

In 2000, Marcus began dancing under Nelson Flores and his dance team "Descarga Latina," which opened the opportunity for him to take part in the off-Broadway show "Latin Madness". In late 2002 Marcus worked as one of the "Copa Boys" for the world famous "Copacabana" and in 2003 he fulfilled his dancing goal of becoming a member of the "Eddie Torres Dance Company" for which he danced and toured around the world.



The New York International Salsa Congress is New York City's largest and longest-running Latin dance and music event where the world comes to dance every Labor Day Weekend. This year is the 18th annual edition and will take place at the prestigious New York Marriott Marquis, in the heart of Times Square, footsteps from Broadway theaters, museums and other NYC attractions.  

Featuring live band concerts, performance showcases, instructional workshops, and non-stop social dancing all in the center of the world's greatest city, come see why the NYISC brings thousands of attendees from New York and over 40 countries worldwide for an annual celebration of Latin dance, music and culture.

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