Carlo is originally from the Philippines and has been dancing nearly his entire life. His interest in dancing started out in hip hop at the young age of 5 and he continued to explore many dance styles throughout his youth.
After moving to Washington D.C. over 30 years ago, Carlo answered an ad in the newspaper; a local studio was recruiting trainees to become instructors.
His love of music and desire to explore other dance forms led him to leave the ballroom world temporarily and immerse himself in other dance styles such as West Coast Swing and Hustle. Although he is now a renowned West Coast Swing and Hustle dancer, his passion for ballroom remains.
He recently returned to his true love - International Latin - which he performs and dances competitively.
With this varied experience and love of music, Carlo brings a unique perspective and feel to ballroom….his dancing is rhythmical, organic, and a joy to watch. When asked what he loves most about dancing, he responded
“The music moves me and inspires me to become the dance.”
His passion for music is contagious and his teaching style is playful. His students learn to dance by feeling the music and the connection with their partner, not just by learning steps.
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