Born and raised in Chicago, Tony began developing his passion for dance during his years at DePaul University. During his time there he had the opportunity to learn and train with some of Chicago’s staple Latin Dancers from various dance studios, dance companies, and other prominent dancers in the country. In order to further his his craft in dance and supplement his extensive mambo background Tony also trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance styles.
An active member in Chicago’s dance scene, Tony has expanded his skills to include teaching and choreography. He is a former dancer of Urban Vibe, Latin Rhythm’s Bachata team, Legacy Dance Company, Modern Clave Dance Company, and Kinetics Dance Company. Prior to coming to teach with us at Dance Center Chicago tony was an instructor at MMA Dance studio and Latin Street Dance studio. Throughout the years he has competed at 7 international Salsa competitions, the World Latin Dance Cup and the World Salsa summit, as well as performed across the nation and overseas in the Dominican Republic.
Tony teaches many styles including group classes and private lessons in Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Cha Cha and has choreographed Quinceneras.