Hometown: Cuscatlan, El Salvador

Best Known For: Salsa

Cristian Oviedo is a popular salsa dancer in the latin dance scene.  He was born November 19, 1979.


  • In 2005 he began his teaching career in California and has since taught over 20,000 students in almost every US state in over 300 studios.
  • Won many competitions since 2003 with different partners including the ESPN World Salsa Championship in 2009.
  • He has danced with popular musical artists such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, and El Gran Combo.


  • Cristian’s resume includes choreographing dance scenes for Hollywood movies and he has worked with celebrities like Johnny Depp (‘Public Enemies’, 2009), Eddie Murphy (‘Meet Dave’, 2008), and Colin Farrell (‘Miami Vice’, 2006).
  • In 2005 he formed his professional dance team called “Los Diablos” and has performed with them for Paramount Pictures, the Mayan Nightclub in Los Angeles, Las Vegas Salsa Congresses and other events.
  • He has had the fortune of working with Usher, an experience he greatly enjoyed. Cristian has also worked on Dancing with Stars as a guest performer (2009).

Sources: Cristian Oviedo’s website TheSalsaSalsa.com.

Dancing With the Stars performance.




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