HOMETOWN: Santa Ana, CA

BEST KNOWN FOR: Bachata

Jorge Contreras is an influential instructor and promoter in the latin dance scene.

QUICK FACTS:

  • 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:

Jorge Contreras Interview


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