Rafael is Mexican and Puerto Rican, but was raised in Chicago. His passion for dance started at a really young age and he took his first Salsa class when he was about ten years old. He fell in love with it right away. His passion for the art of dance continued to grow and develop over the years. Because of his rich Hispanic heritage he has been surrounded by Latin dancing almost his entire life, and has been doing theater for eight years. He now comes to our studio with a vast knowledge of Latin dancing as well as a minor in Musical Theater. He feels blessed to be working with an amazing team here in Park Ridge.