ith more than 15 years as a Professional Ballroom Instructor and choreographer, Eddie Rivera has brought a unique passion and excitement to the dance floor. Eddie is the owner of Dance It Studio, Orlando's Top Ballroom Studio. This native of Puerto Rico, classifies his style and technique as a mix of Latin and Ballroom, even though he was formally trained in ballet and jazz. Prior to moving to the states, Eddie was the 'go to' performer for numerous shows, videos and concerts for several celebrities, including performing in front of sold out crowds with renowned tenor, Andrea Bocelli. He brings that reputation to Central Florida as the choreographer to call on for shows and events. He’s choreographed for many top level events including Disney’s Holiday Parade and fashion shows, and is the Artistic Dance Director for Bongos Cuban Café with Gloria Estefan. He’s also a featured professional instructor for The Dance League on American Sports Network. Eddie is also the recipient of The Boriquen Awards, Artist of the Year. 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. His students have won national titles, are listed as Pro-Am Rising Stars, and World Pro-Am Championship winners. Eddie and his pro-partner, Meghan McNash, are consistently finalists in the U.S American Rhythm Rising Star division, having won several competitions; and are moving 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.