Bachata Tiger is back! And he's taking us back to the roots of bachata with his wonderful partner Maria.
Rudi Lopez, AKA "El Tiguere Del Mambo," is a world-renowned DJ, instructor, dancer, MC, and event organizer from the state of New York. He was born to a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother. As a DJ, El Tiguere is recognized for his balanced sets that provide an appealing mix of all styles of music, whether he is playing bachata or salsa. With dance training directly from Ataca & La Alemana, accompanied with his energetic and charismatic personality, El Tiguere's classes are filled with lots of insight, laughs, and sensuality. El Tiguere performs everything from sensual to traditional bachata choreographed by Ataca & La Alemana, emphasizing sensuality, intricate footwork, and Island Touch-style partnerwork.
Maria Ramos born and raised in New York City. Since the age of 8 her mother enrolled her in The East Harlem School of Ballet where Maria found her true love for Dance and never stopped thereafter. Maria has performed all around the world with artist such as P-Diddy, Kanye West and performed locally with Ciara, Shakira, and Romeo Santos and just recently danced backup for Rihanna at the 2018 Grammys. She has done Industrial and Commercial work for: Nike, Stride Gum and played a cartoon character in the video game Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and has been seen on "Saturday Night Live" dancing on set for Justin Bieber. For the past 10 years Maria has dedicated herself to dancing Mambo, Salsa On2 and Bachata Dance. She trained and performed with various dance companies. It was her true passion to infuse Latin dance and hip-hop that sparked the idea to blend the two art forms to create D'COR Dance Company and her Womanity.