MELISSA ROSADO / New York

Internationally acclaimed dancer 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 charismatic dancer who is known all around the world for her unique, sexy styling and body movement on and off the dance floor, powerful stage presence, and passionate love for teaching. In addition, her humble attitude and welcoming personality is 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.

Melissa has shared stages with some of salsa’s greatest musical legends such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Tony Vega, Eddie Palmieri, Wynton Marsalis, El Gran Combo, Jose Alberto “EL Canario,” Gilberto Santa Rosa, Menique and many others. Furthermore, she has performed at prominent venues such as Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater, and Manhattan Center. Some of her television appearances include a promotional commercial for Univision (Channel 41) with merengue celebrity Millie Quezada, as well as a video production of “Oye Como Va” with legendary salsa singer Celia Cruz.  Not only has Melissa  shared her talent in many festivals and congresses only in the US, but also  internationally in countries such as  Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Portugal, France, Canada, Turkey, England, Korea, Japan, Austria, Germany, China, UK, Australia plus many more.

In 2013, she officially formed both a semi-pro ladies team titled  “Inaru” (meaning spirit of women) as well as a children’s competition company  titled “Petite Royale” which perform all over the tri-state area.   Not only does she choreograph for her teams, she is one of the most sought out instructors, coaches and choreographers worldwide for many dance schools, teams, and couples.  Many students from all over the world come to NY just to train with Melissa.  In addition to teaching  youth classes in the Bronx,  she provides special event choreographies for weddings, Sweet 16’s, competitions, and more.

Melissa’s extraordinary talent and genuine love for mambo is evident through her captivating stage presence, sensual style and sincere manner with people. It is for this reason that she is considered to be one of the most prestigious and sophisticated dancers of her generation.