HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA

BEST KNOWN FOR: Bachata, Dominican Bachata

Rodney “Rodchata” Aquino is The Godfather and creator of the first bachata congress in the USA (Reno Bachata Festival, 2009).  His events draw large numbers of dancers who want to experience bachata culture, music and dance at its finest.  Few others have done more than Rodney to bring together and facilitate unity among bachateros.   He is organizer of the many bachata events including the San Francisco Bachata Festival, Reno Bachata Festival, and a bachata competition, The Bachata Gold Cup.  Rodney is Filipino as his parents were born in the Philippines.  He is a certified personal trainer and 4th degree black belt in the martial arts.  He was given the nickname “Rodchata” by a fellow dancer who recognized his passion for bachata.

Read Rodney Aquino’s interview with Dance Planet Daily.  Rodney Aquino Interview.


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