Eddie Torres Jr., son of legendary salsa dancer Eddie Torres and flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado was born and raised amid the infectious rhythms of salsa and flamenco. His countless childhood years, during rehearsal, backstage and touring, sparked his interest in the arts. He began studying music at the age of 12 and continued his musical studies at Celia Cruz High School of Music. At 14 she started dancing and quickly excelled as if she was dancing her entire life. He trained at the Ballet Hispanico in New York and at the Peridance Capezio Center, studying ballet, jazz and modern dance. He has had the privilege of starting his professional career working with legendary salsa artists such as Tito Rojas, Victor Manuelle, Jose Albert “El Canario”, Alfredo de la Fe and the Eddie Torres Orchestra in venues such as NY Copacabana, Manhattan Center, Lincoln Center, Museo del Barrio and for the NY Knicks & amp ;, NJ Nets. She recently collaborated with jazz great Wynton Marsalis at Harvard University and continues her Afro-Cuban-focused dance studies at Peridance.