Eddie Torres also known as “The Mambo King” is a living legend in the Latin dance community. He has trained world-famous salseros like Adolfo Indacochea, Wilton Beltre and Eddie Torres, Jr. Along with June Laberta, Eddie developed what we call New York style salsa where dancers break “on 2”. He danced alongside and collaborated with Tito Puente. Like we said, a living legend.
LDC caught up with Eddie at the Chicago International Salsa Congress. Luckily, we brought our microphones! Here is part 1 of our interview where we cover The Palladium, Tito Puente, how Eddie got into dancing and much more.
- Augie and Margo dancing at the Palladium
- Eddie Torres website
- Eddie Torres YouTube page
- Eddie & Maria Torres with Tito Puente
- Eddie Torres and June Laberta at the studio