HOMETOWN: Carolina, Puerto Rico

BEST KNOWN FOR: Salsa

Felipe Polanco is an influential performer and instructor in the latin dance scene.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Began dancing salsa at age 14, and professionally by age 23.  Is self-taught.
  • Father was a salsa musician.
  • He toured the USA and South America with the Papito Jala Jala dancers in the early 90s.
  • Founded his own dance troupe, Felipe Polanco y sus Bailadores de Akí.  The troupe danced at the first Puerto Rico salsa congress in 1997.
  • Primary dance partners have included Sarah Chergui, and Denise Denaro.
  • Has performed and taught all across the world including Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, USA.

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