eddie torres jrEddie Torres Jr., New York

Eddie Torres Jr., son of the legendary salsa dancer Eddie Torres and flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado was born and raised amongst the infectious rhythms of salsa and flamenco. His countless childhood year’s sitting in rehearsal’s, backstage and on tour, sparked his interest in the arts. He began studying music at the age of 12 and continued his music studies at The Celia Cruz High School of Music. At 14, he began dancing and excelled quickly as if he danced his entire life. He has trained at Ballet Hispanico of NY and Peridance Capezio Center, studying ballet, jazz and modern. He has had the privilege of beginning his professional career working with legendary salsa artists such as Tito Rojas, Victor Manuelle, Jose Albert “El Canario”, Alfredo de la Fe and the Eddie Torres Orchestra at venues such as the NY Copacabana, Manhattan Center, Lincoln Center, The Museo del Barrio and for the NY Knicks &, NJ Nets. He most recently collaborated with Jazz great Wynton Marsalis at Harvard University and continue’s his dance studies focusing on Afro- Cuban at Peridance.



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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