Eddie Rivera (Orlando)
Instructor, Performer, & Choreographer
With more than 15 years as a Professional Ballroom Instructor and choreographer, Eddie Rivera has brought an unique passion and excitement to the dance floor. Eddie is the owner of Dance It Studio, recently receiving “Top Studio” honors at several competitions. This native of Puerto Rico, classifies his style and technique as a mix of Latin and Ballroom, even though he trained formally in ballet and jazz. Prior to moving from the island, he was the ‘go to’ performer for numerous shows, videos and concerts for several celebrities. He brings that reputation to Central Florida as the choreographer to call on for shows and events. Eddie has trained with numerous professional ballroom dance coaches in more than 10 countries. He now shares that knowledge with his students who also dance their way into the winners’ circles. Students have recently taken top honors at several competitions, including, the United States Dance Championships, Pro-Am Rising Stars, and World Pro-Am Championships.
Eddie have consistently been finalist in the U.S American Rhythm Rising Star division, having won several competitions; and moved up through the ranks of the U.S American Rhythm Open division. Eddie’s lifelong love of dance, music and culture has prompted him to explore and study other dances from around the world, such as Argentine Tango and Milonga. Eddie has more than 8 years of experience in Ballroom DanceSport and more than 10 years of experience in competitive Salsa, one of today’s most popular dances. His unique style and great command of movement come to life not only in his inspiring performances, but also in his gift to teach. Eddie Rivera is a name that you will hear more in the years to come as a premier instructor, choreographer and competitor in the world of ballroom dance.