Alexander Vinicio Melo Alvear

Ecuadorian martial artist and self-taught dancer who started competing on hip-hop national contests at 11 years old achieving the first place for several years.

At the age of 15 he began formal salsa studies and took part on various international dance events, the “Ecuador Salsa Congress”; the “World Salda Festival” in Cali, Colombia, the “World Latin Dance Cup” in Las Vegas, USA;  the “Puerto Rico Salsa Congress” and the “World Salsa Championship” Miami, Florida, obtaning diferent awards and commendations as best dancer and choreographer. When he arrived to Havana, first studied at the National School of Dance and then the Higher Institute of Arts.  He has worked with Ritmo Habana, Danza Contemporanea, Mal Paso and Danza Abierta and also teaches workshops and summer courses on several Cuban dance companies and at Fabrica de Arte Cubano.