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Tony Ovalle

Born and raised in Chicago, Tony began developing his passion for dance during his years at DePaul University. During his time there, he had the opportunity to learn and train with some of Chicago’s staple Latin Dancers from various dance studios, dance companies, and other prominent dancers in the country. In order to further his craft in dance and supplement his extensive mambo background, Tony has also trained in Ballet, Jazz and Modern. An active member in Chicago’s dance scene, Tony has expanded his skills to include teaching and choreography. He is a former dancer of Urban Vibe, Latin Rhythm’s Bachata team, Legacy Dance Company, Modern Clave Dance Company, and Kinetics Dance Company. Prior to Dance Center Chicago, Tony was an instructor at MMA Dance studio and Latin Street Dance studio. Throughout the years he has competed at 7 international Salsa competitions, the World Latin Dance Cup and the World Salsa Summit, as well as performed across the nation and overseas in the Dominican Republic. In his 4 years of teaching, his classes and privates include Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Cha Cha, Performance classes, and Quinceneras