Mariano Neris II is a Latin dance coach, choreographer, performer, brand ambassador/model, trumpet player, and graduate from Berklee College of Music. Neris is Boston’s fastest rising Mambo headliner. Inspired by the likes of the late Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire, and the mambo king Eddie Torres. Neris has been recognized worldwide for his unique mambo style. After successfully completing his undergraduate degree in Business Management, Neris spends a considerable portion of the year on tour; marking his presence at Latin festivals, teaching lessons, showcasing, choreographing routines for groups and couples, and training dancers all over the world, sharing his passion for the Latin dance industry.
Neris has had the honor of choreographing/performing for superstar Latin artists like: Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Allen, Ritchie Ray and Bobby Cruz, Víctor Manuelle, La India, Elvis Crespo, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Oscar D Leon, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Alexander Abreu, Los Van Van,Havana D’primera and more in a stadium performance in front of over 39,000 in attendance. You can see him performing live with some of these artists here: Ismael Miranda and with Sonora Poncena.
He was a choreographer and dancer for Elvis Crespo & NG2 music video “Tenia Que Acabar,” filmed in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the artistic director of Salsa Solo USA which takes place in conjunction with the Boston Salsa Festival. He is also the director and choreographer of the 2016 World salsa champions in the team shines division, Mambo Revelation.
Due to his innate ability in his craft and love for sharing his passion Neris has become one of the many special attractions Latin dance congresses/festivals worldwide requests to have at their event.
When not on tour, Neris teaches with Bella exclusively at Malmö Dansakademi in Sweden. You can find him in one or some of their Salsa On1/On2, Bachata/Kizomba, Latin Funk and/or Stageography classes. Neris also teaches private classes/lessons for dancers that want individual and undivided attention to improve their Latin dancing at a rapid pace. He also coaches dancers that will be competing in upcoming competitions around the world. Under his tutelage students have garnered over one hundred (100) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Trophies and medals.
To watch one of his latest performances with his partner check this out:
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