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Hometown: Bronx, NY
Dance School: Grew up with The Eddie Torres Dance Studio, but currently dances, performs and teaches as a solo artist
Designer of Costume: Melissa Rosado
Short Bio: Melissa Rosado, AKA "The Mambo Princess", is one of the top international instructors and performers of NY Style Mambo “On 2.” She is an energetic and explosive dancer who is known worldwide for her unique, sexy styling and body movement on and off the dance floor. She has a powerful stage presence, and a passionate love for teaching. In addition, her humble attitude and welcoming personality are what makes her popular amongst the mambo community today. She has an ability to effortlessly follow any lead and is known to be one of the best examples and instructors of the Eddie Torres technique.
SALSEEK: Tell us about your costume
MELISSA: It's a hot pink two piece with a mini-skirt and side, curly tail.
SALSEEK: What is the inspiration of the design?
MELISSA: I found a similar costume from a ballroom website and was inspired by the style so I tried to replicate it and add my own touch to it.
SALSEEK: What do you love most about this costume and why?
MELISSA: I love the color of the costume as well as the fit of it. The skirt and tail add to the beauty of it.
Photo by Chasi Annexy