Esteban’s Resume

Resume Highlights

Voted one of the Best Salsa Dancers in the West Coast
1st Place- 2008 San Diego Salsa Competition
Judge – 2006-2010 Jack and Jill Salsa Competitions Amateur and Advance, and Pro-Ams (Palm Springs, CA)
Judge – 2006 ESPN Qualifying Round (Houston, TX)
Judge – 2010-2011 Lancaster Desert Classic(Lancaster, CA)
1st Place – 2006 Palm Springs Professional Salsa Comp
1st Place – 2004 Mambo King Professional Dance Competition
2009 Mayan World Salsa Competition Finalist

Complete Resume


2003 University of Brigham Young Multicultural Expo
2003 University of Utah Cultural Event/Show
2004 Denver Dance Challenge/Show
2005 Las Vegas salsa Congress/Show
2006 Palm Springs Dance Extravaganza
2006 The Marriot Club (San Diego)
2006 Cohibas Showcase (Long Beach)
2006 Ocean House (Oceanside)
2006 New York Salsa Congress
2006 Boise Idaho Salsa Showcases
2006 Noni Latin Convention
2006 Houston Salsa Congress
2006 San Francisco salsa Congress
2006 Performance for Boeing(CA)
2006 Chico Dance Sensation(CA)
2006-2007 Los Angeles salsa Congress
2007 Palm Springs New year/ Show-Classes-Judge
2007 Reno Dance sensation/ Show-Classes- Judge
2007 Quincy Mountain Splash (Nevada)/ Show-classes
2007 Palm Springs Salsa Extravaganza/ Show-classes
2007 Palm Springs Salsa New Year/ Show-classes
2008 Palm Springs Salsa Extravaganza/ Show-classes
2008 Mama Juanas Nightclub Showcase-Los Angeles
2008 Lonedance Dance Studio Showcase, OC (CA)
2009 Los Angeles Salsa Congress
2009 Salsalegre Charity Fundraiser
2010 Las Vegas Salsa Congress
2010 Palm Springs Showcase/Classes/Judging
2011 Lancaster Desert Classic, Competition Judging
2011 Las Vegas Salsa Showcase
2012 Granada Competition


2002 Mambo Salsa Competition – “Tango”
Choreographer – Principal Dancer for film “Senor Iglesias”
2002 U of U International Festival – “Red Cha-Cha”
2002 BYU Multicultural Exposition – “Drunk”
2003 Club Naked Salsa competition – “Red”
2004 Club Mambo Salsa Competition – “Diablo”
2004 Utah Champion Team Competition: “On 1”
2004 Denver Dance Challenge – “Kill Bill”
2005 Las Vegas Salsa Congress – “Swing”
2005 Mambo Competition – “Black and White”
2005 San Francisco Salsa Congress “Raton”
2006 Barbie Routine with Rumbavana
2006 Palms Springs Dance Extravaganza – Spin Routine
2007 Reno Dance Sensation – “Tres pata”
2008 Palms Springs Dance Extravaganza; “Chango” with Julie Goldman
2008 Anaheim. “There is no Business Like Show Business” Production Show: “Agualile”
2008 San Diego Salsa Festival “Africa”
2009 Miami, Fl. “Sabado Gigante Show”, Argentine Tango piece.
2010 Tambor salsa routine
2011 Gravity Contemporary piece

Dance Instruction

2002 Club Papyions – UT
2002 Club Caribbean Nights – UT
2003-2004 Club Manhattan – UT
2004 Club Sky Bar – UT
2004 University of Utah International Dance Convention/Dance Classes
2004/2005 Salsa Workshop/Dance Classes
2005 Club Mambo – UT
2005-2006 Director/Choreographer of Rumbavana Entertainment/Salt Lake City – UT
2006 Boise Idaho Dance Workshop
2006 Noni Latin Convention
2006 Houston Salsa Congress
2006 Palm Springs Dance Extravaganza
2006 The Ocean House – Oceanside/CA
2006 Marriott Salsa Nights – San Diego/CA
2006 Club Tapas – Newport/CA
2006 Chico Dance Sensation
2007 Palm Springs New year
2007 Reno Dance sensation
2007 Quincy Mountain Splash (Nevada)
2007 Palm Springs Salsa Extravaganza
2007-Date Tropical Soul Productions director. For more info, check
2006-2007 Full time dance instructor at Promenade Dance Studio (Irvine,CA)
2008 Palm Springs Salsa Extravaganza
2008 Club Tapas in Newport Beach salsa group class
2008 Club Cafe Sevilla in Long Beach salsa group class
2007-2009 Full time dance instructor at Club One Dance Studio (Costa Mesa,CA)
2009, Salsa workshop in Palmdale, CA
2010 Dance Stars Salsa Worskhop with Rogelio Moreno and Liz Lira
2010 Spirit of The dance Cha Cha Workshop
2010-2011 Lancaster High Dessert Dance Classic
2008-2012 Monthly Salsa Boot Camps in Costa Mesa
2009-Present Full time dance instructor in Costa Mesa


2004 Duros de la Salsa Dance Competition (Utah)
2006 ESPN Qualifying Round (Houston)
2006 Amateur Salsa Competition (Chico/CA)
2006 Amateur Jack and Jill Salsa Competition (Palm Springs/CA)
2007 Advance Jack and Jill Salsa Competition (Palm Springs/CA)
2007 Advance Jack and Jill salsa Competition (Palm Springs/CA)
2008 Advance Jack and Jill salsa Competition (Palm Springs/CA)
2008 Pro Am salsa Competition (Palm Springs/CA)
2008 Bachata Contest at Cafe Sevilla (Long Beach/CA)
2009 Amateur and Advance Salsa Competition (Palm Springs, CA)
2009 Student Tecaher Dance Championships (Long Beach, CA)
2010-2011 Lancaster High Desert Dance Classic

Appearances and Radio

Univision/Telemundo 2004-2006 principal dancer on commercials (UT)
CBS morning show
Univision interview and dance for 2007 Palm Springs Salsa Extravaganza event
2008 KCOC, Daybreak OC interview and show
2008 Interviewed at 690 am radio “W”. Los Angeles
2007 Radio Show at KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine with George Sabroso
2004 The sound of Weber State KWCR 88.1 FM. Interviewed by Jorge in Salt Lake City, Ut.
2009 “Sabado Gigante TV Show” in Univision Channel.

Dance Trained by

Salsa: Jego, Carlos Martinez, Orville Small, Maria Ivanova, David Nieto, John Narvaez, Joel Hernandez, Rufus Dustin

American Smooth and Rythm: Joe Way, Victor Da Silva, Kris Suakjian, Tricia Candejas, Sveta Slochevskaya, Kurt Turley, Victor Fung

Latin: Rene Castaneda
Certified dance instructor by Dvida
Argentine Tango: Otero Dance Company
Cuban Rumba with Pedro “El Muneco Aguilar”

Dance Skills

Social Latin: Salsa on 1 and on 2, Cha-Cha on 2, Merengue, Bachata, Cuban Rumba, Cumbia, Argentine Tango, Samba, Punta, West Coast Swing
American Rhythm: Rumba, Cha-Cha, East Coast Swing, Mambo, Hustle
American Smooth: Waltz, Foxtrot, American Tango
Country Two Step, Nightclub Two Step

Dance Competitions

2002 Club Excalibur Salsa Contest, 1st place
2003 Mambo King Amatuer Dance competition finalist
2003 Brigham Young Amateur competition 2nd place
2004 Utah Champions team competition 2nd place
2004 Utah Stars Competition Finalist
2004 Mambo King Professional Dance Competition 1st place
2005 Mambo King Professional Dance Competition Finalist
2006 Palm Springs Professional Jack and Jill 1st place
2006 San Francisco Professional International Salsa Competition finalist
2006 Fiesta del Barrio Professional Salsa Competition finalist
2006 Palm Springs Invitational Jack and Jill 2nd place
2006 Pro-am at Golden State Challenge
2007 Pro-am and solo showcases at Embassy Ball
2008 San Diego Salsa Festival Competition 1st Place
2008 Dancing with the Salsa Stars professional Competition, in Anaheim 2nd place
2009 Pal Springs Professional Competition 3rd Place
2009 “Baila mi Baile Internacional” Dance Comp for Univision 2nd place
2010 High Desert Dance Classic  Professional Salsa Division 1st place
2012 Granada Professional Dance Competition

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