HOMETOWN: Santa Ana, CA
BEST KNOWN FOR: Bachata
Jorge Contreras is an influential instructor and promoter in the latin dance scene.
- Was born in California (09/01/1987) , but is from Mexican decent. Has 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
- Jorge began his career with the highly acclaimed dance company Bachata Caliente.
- Director of Que Rico Dance Company, and often uses the nickname “Que Rico”.
- A versatile bachata instructor who can dance both “Bachata Moderna” and “Dominican Style” with equal skill.
- Dance background includes: Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Salsa, Zouk, West Coast Swing and of course, Bachata.
- Received his dance training at the world famous “Millennium Dance Complex” in Hollywood CA. He studied the culture, dance and music of Bachata in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- Has traveled to teach and perform in The Dominican Republic, France, Finland, Australia, Malaysia, Trinidad, Japan, Canada and all over the U.S.
- Opened the first ever ” All Bachata” Nightclub California at Stevens Steakhouse.
- He is a co-organizer (along with Leslie Ferreira) of the annual L.A Bachata Festival on Valentines Weekend.
- Has appeared on local Los Angeles television and has danced for famous Bachata artists such as Xtreme, Toby Love, Luis Miguel Del Amargue, Optimo, Joan Soriano, Bachata Heightz, Loisaidas, 4 Ever, Prophex, Unique, Jimmy Bauer, Freddie Munoz, and for Aventura’s Promotional Team.
- In 2009, Jorge was a finalist in the World Bachata Competition.
Hear a podcast interview with Jorge Contreras below: