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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 • Asst. Director

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 • Asst. Instructor

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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Kathia Elkhoury • Instructor

Born in Bolivia of Lebanese decent, Kathia has enjoyed the art of dance since childhood. Her love of salsa developed at the age of 20, when she co-owned Providence based JJ Latin Dancers. During her Salsa formative years, she began taking lessons in New York with various world renown…

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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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Katya Efimova

Upon her immigration to Salt Lake City from Russia, Katya was first to introduced to “On2” salsa dancing style in college after taking a Latin dance class. Soon after she joined a local salsa team at DF Dance Studio, where she received an exceptional mentorship that helped her further develop as a salsa dancer. Over the years Katya performed in multiple salsa congresses, such as San Francisco…

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