Project Description

Jose is a Latin dancer, choreographer, instructor, and competitor.  Along with long time dance partner, Loretta Chinese, Jose holds numerous World and Global Titles in Salsa, Bachata, and Hustle.  Jose has choreographed for, coached, and instructed countless students and dance teams throughout the Philadelphia region.

Jose Maldonado began his dancing career at the age of 4, in Puerto Rico.  His talent and early appreciation for dance led to a unique opportunity to study in a selective high school program for Creative and Performing Arts where he began learning Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Folk, Hip-Hop, and Theater.  Jose is constantly honing and perfecting his craft and continues training to this day under Billy Fajardo, World Hustle, Swing, Cabaret, Salsa, and Merengue champion.  Jose has performed at Salsa Congresses across the county and competes professionally throughout the world.

Jose’s recent accomplishments include:

  • 1st place Champion in the Professional Salsa On1 Division, 2015 Global Salsa Championships with Loretta Chianese
  • 1st place 2015 Disco America Cabaret Division with Loretta Chianese
  • 1st place 2015 World Salsa Summit Qualifier Niagara Falls Professional Bachata Division with Loretta Chianese