Mariano Neris II is a Latin dance instructor, choreographer, director, performer, trumpet player, band manager and graduate from the Berklee College of Music.
Neris is Boston’s fastest rising Mambo headliner. Starting at a young age he has been inspired by the likes of the late Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire, and the mambo king Eddie Torres. Mariano has been recognized worldwide for his unique mambo style. He has headlined congresses and festivals all over Australia, the United States, the Caribbean, Italy, and Canada with his complex mambo footwork and flavorful partner work.
His most recent dance accomplishments include winning 1st place on the World Latin Cup Qualifier at the Chicago Latin Street Congress 2011, being selected to be one of the principal choreographers and dancer for Elvis Crespo and NG2’s new music video “Tenia Que Acabar,” filmed in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, and most recently having his newly formed boston-based dance company selected as one of the main acts for FundoArcu annual Gala, an event televised and broadcasted on the Telemundo, Univision, and Telemicro networks, attracting over 20 million viewers a week.
After successfully completing his undergraduate degree in Business Management, Neris spends a considerable portion of the year on tour; marking his presence at Latin festivals, teaching lessons, showcasing, choreographing routines for groups and couples, and training dancers all over the world, sharing his passion for the salsa/mambo industry. He also travels the world recruiting dancers, from all places to form his world-renowned international dance company, Mambo Revelation. Currently, this team has a base in 9 countries, 12 cities, with over 80 dancers, and still growing. In his 13 years in the salsa business, Neris has become one of the many special attractions Latin festivals worldwide requests to have at their event.