Eddie Torres (born on July 3, 1950), also known as “The Mambo King”, is a salsa dance instructor. Eddie has been dancing and teaching salsa for over four decades, he has trained thousands of dancers, including some of the most important dancers and instructors of the Big Apple and all over the planet like Delille Thomas (Mambo D), Wilton Beltre (the founder of Santo Rico Dance Company), Adolfo Indacochea, Franklin Diaz, Frankie Martinez and Seaon Bristol. Through his dance school, he has taught thousands of people how to dance salsa in his own distinctive style. He also has a children’s dance program that teaches approximately three hundred students a year.
He is one of the more popular dancers of New York style salsa. He is famous for his way of dancing and teaching salsa, with the female starting to move forward (always On 2 timing).
He plays a principal role in the international film La Epoca directed by international film director and producer Josue Joseph along with many of the top international performers and instructors in the world. His interviews and dancing sequences provide insight into the film’s depiction of the evolution of dance from the days of Africa to present.