Performer, Dancer, Instructor Rudy De Los Angeles Acosta Date of Birth: November 1, 1983 Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY Ethnic Background: Puerto Rican / Dominican

Cha-Cha-Cha – Mens Body Movement – Spinning Instructor

Rudy De Los Angeles Acosta was originally born in Brooklyn, NY, but raised in NJ. He began to dance Salsa/Mambo On2 in May of 2003 with Mario B. from New Jersey. With Mario B., Rudy learned the basic On 2 steps and mastered the timing and technique that was needed in order for him to be able social dance, master his timing and understanding of the Mambo On2 step, and within 6 months Rudy began his journey as a mambo dancer in NY.

Rudy knew he wanted to be performer when he went to his first salsa congress (Los Angeles Salsa Congress 2004). He watched a lot of great shows and realized that he wanted to be on stage showcasing the same talent that was growing around the world. A little over a year later, he was inspired to take some classes with some of the top instructors in NY such as Eddie Torres, Frankie Martinez (Abakua) and Santo Rico Dance Company. He became a dancer for Mario B when he put together his group “Plan B” (Salsa FeverOn2 Dance Academy) and he’s been dancing with him ever since. Rudy was also given the opportunity to teach some of Mario’s beginner and beginner advanced classes. He’s performed at many events which are listed below. With all the events he’s been to with Mario B., he was also able to assist in teaching and organizing workshops.

For 8 months, he trained with Franklin Diaz who is a young pioneer in the NY mambo scene. He moved and travelled to Italy in (2006 -2007) to teach and perform with his former partner Barbara Macioce (an On2 choreographer from Rome). He still currently dances with Mario B.  (Salsa Fever On2’s “Plan B” pro team) and also with Nelson Flores of New York (Descarga Latina Dance Company).

Events Attended as Mambo Dancer

  • LA Salsa Congress (2004, 2005) performing in 2006
  • NY Salsa Congress (2004, performed 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
  • Boston Salsa Congress (2005) performing in 2006
  • Miami Salsa Congress (2005) performing in 2006
  • Puerto Rico Salsa (performed in 2005) performing in 2006
  • NY/NJ Salsa Festival (performed in 2004)
  • Chicago Salsa Congress (2005)

Other Performances

  • Rumbero’s 3rd Anniversary @ Empire Dance Studios 11/19/05
  • Club Cache 2nd Anniversary (NY’s Most Popular Thursday Night Salsa Events 10/20/05)
  • Salsaedine Rome, Italy 2006
  • Teramo, Italy 2006
  • Rimini, Italy 2006
  • Milan, Italy 2006
  • Munich Salsa Congress Germany 2006
  • San Remo, Italy 2007
  • Brit Salsa Festival at the Winter Garden Theatre in Blackpool, England 2007
  • Palacavicchi Nite Club Rome, Italy 2007
  • Genova , Italy 2007
  • Tuscanny, Italy 2007