David Herrera is a Los Angeles native and has danced since he was a kid. Inheriting his abilities from his mother, who won many latin club dance competitions. David was a football and track athlete in college. He is an renowned expert in salsa, bachata, merengue, and ballroom dance including cha cha cha, swing, tango, rumba, foxtrot, waltz, paso doble, and country.
He began dancing and performing in 1999. He has trained with many top professional dancers such as 3 time US ballroom champion Rosendo Fumero , world salsa champion Liz Lira , dancing with the stars Anya Fuchs , salsa and bachata world champion Cristian Oviedo , world bachata / salsa champion Alien Ramirez , world mambo / US latin ballroom champion Anya Katsevman , salsa world champions Zulmara Torres & Abel Pena , Originator of LA style salsa Francisco Vazquez, Salsa & Bachata champion Grizzly Hidriago , world mambo champion John Narvaez etc . One of his current dance partners is internationally recognized all around dancer and former salsa champion Monica Flores .
David now teaches, competes, choreographs, performs, host events and acts. Being of Ecuadorian decent, dance is a big part of David’s culture. He feels that he has been blessed to have the opportunity to use his talents to impact people in a positive way.
He has performed for a variety of audiences, including government leaders. He has been interviewed by The New York Times and been a part of many Spanish and American television shows such as, Caso Cerrado, Good Morning Texas, Vive la
Manana, Big Rich Texas, and Mega TV network.
He has won numerous awards in competitive dance competitions. He is a nationally recognized top dance instructor. He even participated as a dancer / choreographer for the movie premiere of the Dreamworks movie Puss n Boots which starred Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek.
Manager of Well known Band
" Ray Olan y su sason "
A native Texan, Monica began her training in ballet, jazz and flamenco at the age of eight. After graduating high school she moved to Philadelphia to study dance at the University of the Arts.
Soon after, she moved to Chicago to complete scholarships at the Gus Giordano and Hubbard Street dance companies. Grounded in ballet and jazz, she is also versed in ballroom, salsa, and tango.
Since has appeared in numerous T.V. shows, commercials and live shows including Alias, Lollapalloza, Paris by Night and Dr. Phil. She has won several salsa contests and has traveled extensively worldwide as a teacher and performer.
Recently, she assisted Fatima Robinson on the new Miami Vice film starring Colin Farrell and was cast for a second time in Cola-cola’s Fanta campaign as “Sophia”.
Semi Pro Dancer
David Herrera Dance team
Event & Promotional
From New york/ Puerto Rico
( Former stage hand , sound guy , audio tech etc for famous Fania all stars )
" El fluffy salsero "
Dance host / Graphic Artist / Promoter
Andrew Opere Photographer / Videographer