Originally from Peru, Cesar Carrasco currently resides in New Jersey and is the co-owner of Manhattan’s Step Into Salsa. He grew up listening to Latin music, but it wasn’t until living and working in Japan that he discovered his passion and talent for Salsa dancing. In 2003, Cesar began training in the On1 style of Salsa with Edwin and Fumiko, and shortly thereafter became a member of the professional Japan-based Salsa company “Salsa Locos.” From 2003 to 2005, he performed and traveled with the company at many events throughout Japan and at the LA Congress.
In 2006, after returning to New York City, Cesar began studying the On2 New York Style Salsa under the professional instruction of Marcus Nieves, Eddie Torres, and Franklin Diaz. Since then, the NY Style of Salsa continues to be his passion. He has taught at various studios and events throughout New York and New Jersey including the Girl Scout’s Organization, Hunter College, Bergen College, Soho Dance Studio, and is now teaching numerous levels for his own dance company Step into Salsa
“Salsa is a culture and a passion. People think it is just the dance but Salsa involves more than that. I remember listening to Salsa when I was only 6 years old. I went to many concerts and I was lucky enough to see LIVE performances by Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo and many more.”