Felipe Telona Jr

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Before dance, Felipe started as an athlete that lost his scholarship to an injury. A friend introduced him to the world of Ballroom dance and he found his PASSION.

He went to Utah where he learned all styles of dancing with a focus in Latin Ballroom. After 3 years he turned professional in a new style to him, American Rhythm. Three months after turning professional he became fifth in the U.S. as a finalist with his first professional partner.

Felipe then met Carolina, began to dance together and establish their illustrious career together. Felipe now travels the country lecturing, choreographing, and performing as well as coaching professionals and students.

  • 10 World American Rhythm Finalist, 4 time Vice Champion in American Rhythm, 2 World Mambo Champion, World Salsa Champion, and 1999 Blackpool Latin Formation Team Champion.
  • Assistant Choreographer on “So You Think You Can Dance”, Assistant Choreographer for Celine Dion Music Video, and Choreographer for an American Express Industrial Film.
  • 2008 World Tour Featured Dance Artist on America’s Ballroom Challenge – Seen on PBS, Featured Performer for the Gracie Allen Awards, Featured Performer for the “Dancers for Life Tribute” at the New York City Center on Broadway, and Featured in “Dance Legends on Broadway” in 2012.
  • A Championship Judge & also qualifies as a National Judge, belonging to an elite group of judges in the United States.






This instructor is associated with the following technique:

Mambo Basics