The Mambo Pa Ti (MPT) Performance Teams are committed to showcasing the artistry of Latin dance. Made up of passionate individuals, who are committed to furthering their dance skills, as well as expressing themselves on stage, our teams are personally educated by the founder of MPT studios, Carlos Gonzalez, as well as other experienced members of the Mambo Pa Ti staff.

Our teams, including the Pro Team, boasting years of intensive training, have performed on some of the most prestigious stages around the country, including Salsa Boston Salsa Festival, Miami Salsa Congress and New York Salsa Congress As we continue grow as a company, and take an exciting new direction in competitive salsa competitions, MPT welcomes new talent to join our community, holding regular group and individual auditions.

Carlos Gonzalez • Founder

From his journey to the United States from his native Dominican Republic at age eleven, to rising above the tough urban challenges of growing up in Providence’s Chad Brown projects, Carlos Gonzalez has always been motivated and inspired by positivity…

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Angelina Arias

Angelina (Angie) had a passion for dance all her life. She has been a performer since the young age of 13. She actively participated in Sweet Sixteens by performing and choreographing the moves to salsa on1, merengue and bachata…

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Albert Gonzalez

Albert Gonzalez first started dancing salsa in October of 2008 thanks to his cousins Carlos Gonzalez. When asked what he thought about salsa he said “never was into salsa before I started taking lessons, but once I started it was something I could not stop…

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Roberto Vega

My name is Roberto Vega and I have a huge passion for music. My passion started at the age of 2 when my parents introduced me to an instrument, la guira. My favorite moment playing the guira was in 2002 at my family reunion, when I played with a famous Merengue Tipico band. Since then, my passion for music has grown tremendously…

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Irina Abramov

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Irina’s journey in dance began in classical ballet, training through most of her childhood. Irina and her family fled her native land for refuge in Providence, Rhode Island, where she attended public school, never missing an opportunity to join a performing arts or theater club. She continued to be exposed to tap, jazz and lyrical dance on stage, throughout high school…

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Gustavo Franco Reynoso

I have been wanting to learn to dance salsa since I was young. Eventually I got the opportunity to start dancing and in 2015 I started with MPT. I have participated since then in numerous choreographies and routines. I started participating in the salsa student team, bachata team and have been consistent since then moving through different teams within MPT. It has been a very awesome experience and I hope to continue learning and getting better.

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Kiara Febles

Kiara Febles was born and raised in Providence and has loved dancing since she can remember. She first began dancing with Mambo Pa Ti as an intern while finishing her senior in high school and has been dedicated to growing as a performer and an instructor ever since. She spends most of her time creating art and music, and when she is not dancing, she engages with youth of all ages through community activism in and around the Providence area.

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Lydia Lee Jones

Raised in Puerto Rico, where she also founded the LJ Dance Dream Studio, Lydia Lee Jones started her formal dance training at age three in Classical Ballet, before continuing to study the rhythms of Jazz, Salsa and Hip Hop. At the age of sixteen, Lydia turned professional, where her fierce footwork appeared in commercials and music videos, backing artists like Tito El Bambino, Wisin Y Yandel, Olga Tanon and many others. Lydia is excited to continue sharing her passion at Mambo Pa Ti (MPT), inspiring dancers of the future as an instructor of the MPT Kids Program and performing as part of the MPT Pro Team.

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