Born in the USA, but originally from Colombia, dancing runs through Manuel’s veins! While his specialty is Salsa Caleña (a version of Salsa from Cali, Colombia), Manny enjoys all styles of ballroom and latin dancing. He recently toured as a backup dancer for Jennifer Lopez during her 2019 It’s My Party Tour! He has participated in worldwide championships such as the World Salsa Summit, World Salsa Championship and the World Latin Dance Cup where he placed 3rd as a soloist, 2nd place as a salsa couple, and 1st place as a Salsa group. He is eager to develop his skills as a ballroom dancer and has continued to take his certifications through Fred Astaire Dance Studios!