Eddie Melendez is an American dancer/musician of Puerto Rican descent. His professional career began in 1988 at the age of 12, when he began touring as a musician, traveling all over the United States and South and Central America. At the age of 21 he was signed by the New York record label, MP, to sing with the salsa band, Face 2 Face. Eddie wrote, sang, danced and recorded with the group, releasing 2 albums while continuing to tour.
When Eddie wasn’t touring he began his training as a professional dancer and instructor. He completed his professional certification in 2000. Making the switch from full time musician to dancer, he competed professionally to advance his teaching abilities. In this venture Eddie became a World Mambo finalist, American rhythm finalist, and Puerto Rican Salsa champion. Since then, he has trained and managed with Independent, Fred Astaire, and Arthur Murray franchise studios.
Eddie Melendez uses all his experience as a musician and dancer, to rhythmically teach and advance each individual dancer in Smooth, Latin, and American Rhythm styles. Whether you’re a social, or competitive dancer, he’s ready to take you to the next level.
Currently Eddie Emcee’s s, plays live music, and competes Pro-Am at professional dance competitions.