Edwin M. Ferreras, is the Founder, Instructor, Choreographer and Artistic Director of LatinFX Dancers. His music/dance career started in 2002 at BMCC, where he graduated with an A.A. Creative Writing and concentration on music composition. He then entered City College, where he experimented with several programs including Jazz/Classical Piano, Music Production/Song Writing, and Early Childhood Education. He later graduated from CCNY at the top of his class (cum laude) with a B.A. degree in Music Education K-12 and high honors.
After obtaining his degree, Edwin was hired as a music and dance teacher in the New York City Department of Education under the Project Arts and Special Programs division. Through his educational career, he has worked in public schools, P.S. 115, 83, and 161. He currently works in P.S. 182 and Esperanza Preparatory Academy (Tito Puentes Complex) as a music and dance teacher. He has also worked in many educational facilities and private organizations including, Mother Cabrini H.S., Pan American International H.S., SoBRO, Alianza Dominicana, The Bridge, JCCA, Sardis Baptist Church, CUNY/SUNY Colleges, amongst others.
Through the course of his teaching career, Edwin has compiled his numerous educational works, which later contributed in the development of three educational curricula, which include; Music Education Curriculum for grades K-5, Multicultural Dance K-12, and a College Awareness/Job Readiness Curriculum for high school grades 9-12. Aside from being an educator, Edwin is also a talented musician. As a composer, arranger, and producer, he has worked with various artists in the Latin Pop industries including: Aventura, Alex Wayne, Kiko Rodriguez, Naiah, Luis Miguel Del Amargue, Any Andy, as well as many others. He also plays various instruments and has a firm understanding of music history and theory. He believes that his experiences as a musician have offered him a unique advantage as a dancer, allowing him to interpret music in very distinct ways.
Edwin started dancing at the age of 18 as a break-dancer/B-boy. Shortly after he joined KR3Ts, where under the instruction of Violeta Galagarza, he learned about hip-hop culture and street dance. After becoming interested in Mambo/Salsa, he sought out to learn salsa from Eddie Torres in 2007. He continued to explore mambo by taking classes and with Piel Canela, Santo Rico, Vitico La Magia, Yamulee, and more recently Frankie Martinez, and Franklin Diaz.