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HAWAII SALSA FESTIVAL INSTRUCTOR

ANGEL ORTIZ

Hawaii Salsa Fest Instructor

"On 1 or On 2, It's Up to You"

For privates contact: Info@AngelOrtiz.com

Coined a "Legend" in the salsa community and having visited 114 cities in 27 countries, Angel Ortiz continues to make his contribution to salsa dancing.  Angel Ortiz specializes in teaching Salsa "On 1" and "On 2". With 20 years combined world-wide travel as an International guest instructor, Angel Ortiz will have you dancing Salsa in no time. Precision Footwork, style with Technique, and quality instruction define his career in Salsa. He has appeared in two major motion pictures (as an extra), Salsa music videos, interviews, and publications. In addition to teaching workshops at major events, you will also find him serving as Master of Ceremonies. Angel believes that to know your craft is to love your craft.

Angel began his Salsa/Mambo training "On 2" in New York City with Eddie Torres in 1989. He then served six years (1990-1996) as a principle dancer with the Eddie Torres Dance Company. Since then, he has traveled both domestically and internationally to introduce Salsa to countless enthusiasts.

As an established International Salsa Instructor, Angel has been consistently teaching at International Salsa Congresses and Festivals since 1997; his first being the original World Salsa Congress in August 1997, San Juan, Puerto Rico. For five consecutive years (1997-2001), Angel served as a featured Instructor at this event.

Formerly trained in Jazz dance (Lynn Simonson) and Ballet (he received a ballet scholarship in 1981), Angel has incorporated these elements of dance to create his own style of dancing Salsa with New York influence. He continued his growth in Salsa, when in 2003, he became a Certified Instructor with the World Salsa Federation (the World Salsa Federation offers a syllabus that is accepted worldwide, used for competitions, teacher certification, and social dancing, and the only official syllabus for the AAU Junior Olympics.)

It was in 1992, that Angel first went on tour to South America and Puerto Rico to perform Salsa alongside major Salsa recording artists formerly of the RMM record label. This tour was in celebration of Tito Puente's 100th Album/CD (buy video of same name). Traveling with the Eddie Torres Dance Company and performing on stage alongside Tito Puente and many other famous recording artists was a privilege and the beginning of Angel's career in Salsa, now in it's 20th year.