Dancing the Salsa with Eileen Torres
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 469 hits
Penn State Altoona's office of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services presented Eileen Torres "Salsa: Its Roots and History" on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in the TV Lounge of the Slep Student Center.
Eileen Torres learned to dance Rhumba from her father at the age of five and began performing Mexican folk dance during the Fiestas in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio at the age of six. After studying several dance disciplines, she graduated with a minor in Dance in 1974. In 1978, Torres successfully auditioned for The National Chicano Dance Theater based in Denver, Colorado. The company dramatized the Chicano experience through dance. She toured with the company for two years. Back in Ohio in 1985, she formed and choreographed for the performing group, Salseros Unlimited.
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