About Santo Rico
The history of Santo Rico began in 1995 in New York. Half of the dance company’s founding members came from Santo Domingo (Santo) and the other half from Puerto Rico (Rico), hence the name “Santo Rico.”
Over the last two decades, under the direction of Tomas Guerrero, Santo Rico Dance Company became one of New York’s premier dance schools.
Santo Rico is known for teaching Salsa/Mambo dancing, musical understanding, and the principles, foundations and essentials of Salsa/Mambo.
Santo Rico has traveled to over 45 countries, spanning 6 continents and over 40 US cities to teach and perform their unique style.
Santo Rico is known as one of the most influential Salsa/Mambo dance organizations in the world, serving as an inspiration and training platform to New York’s most well-known dancers, performers, instructors, directors and dance companies.
Santo Rico has performed at world-acclaimed events and venues, such as Madison Square Garden, World Salsa Congresses, & alongside music-recording artists, such as Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Oscar Deleon, Victor Manuelle, Hector Tricoche, Jose Alberto “El Canario,” Raulin Rosendo and Johnny Pacheco.
Santo Rico was also featured in the HBO documentary, “El Espiritu de la Salsa.” Tomas Guerrero’s latest endeavor has expanded his one-of-a-kind experience, knowledge and wisdom of New York On2 Salsa.