Ismael and Melanie are repeat instructors who are friends to TSC so I need them to have more videos. Can you please size videos so they look organized and same size. Going to bed soon. If you email me I might be
asleep but let me know if you have any questions.
Melanie Castillo known for her Powerful Footwork and the Presence she delivers on the dance floor has been dancing since she was 5 years old. At that age she started her formal training at Rising Stars Dance Studio, which she stayed for 3 years. In 2004, Melanie auditioned to go to Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, which had a prominent dance program, in which she was accepted. In 2009 Melanie began taking salsa classes at Lorenz Latin Dance Studio, in which she attended for 10 months. After leaving Lorenz, Melanie started to training with Sekou Mcmiller, Nelson Flores, and Anya Katsevman. In 2011, she started competing with Elvis Collado, in which they trained with Anya Katsevman, Tito and Tamara, and Billy Fajardo. During that same year she co-founded Las Damas while working with Ismael Otero and Caribbean Soul. At that same time Melanie was head instructor and head choreographer at Salsa Sensation Dance Studio in Long Island, NY. while competing she took first place in 3 well known competitions, IHSC 2012, NYISC 2012, WSS Just Dance Division 2013. In 2012, she started her own dance team, Candela Dance Company, while at the same time teaching at Rhythmology. In 2013, Melanie started teaching at Balmir Latin Dance studio and Piel Canela. Melanie Castillo no longer competes with Elvis and exclusively works with Caribbean Soul, Las Damas, and Candela Dance Company. Melanie Castillo currently travels the world with Caribbean Soul, performing and teaching her theory on Timing, Musicality, & Connection.