Jose Miguel Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up surrounded by the sounds of Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. At age 10, Jose moved to New York City. There, as a teen, he learned to play the trumpet and various Latin percussion instruments. As his interest in music deepened, Jose also found creative expression in dance, and became a favorite performer with numerous social Latin bands. His performances were featured at some of New York City’s premier Latin clubs: Club Broadway, Latin Quarters, Fuego Fuego, Palladium, Roseland, Copa Cabana and more. Jose has served as a spokesperson for the Latin music and dance scene with appearances on the Martha Stewart show, Good Morning America and Good Day New York. He has also been featured in The New York Post and in The Sunday Times Magazine. Jose has also appeared in salsa documentary films as an instructor and performer.
Jose joined the military and spent several years overseas and traveling across the globe. In 2001, upon his return to New York City, Jose joined the Sandra Cameron Dance Center staff as a Salsa instructor. He is currently teaching all levels of Salsa as well as private classes in Merengue and Bachata. Jose extends his passion for dance into the community by producing social events throughout the year that feature his favorite Latin bands from the greater New York area. Many of these events take place at 92nd Street Y, where Jose is on the faculty as a salsa instructor and event coordinator for the 92Y Harkness Dance Center.
Jose has maintained a unique dance style throughout his career and performed in many public and private events throughout New York City and neighboring states. His dynamic routines and thorough teaching techniques have given him a dedicated following of Latin dance students in the Greater Metropolitan Area. The culture and diversity that pervades the New York City salsa scene has always been an inspiration, and continues to be, as Jose shares his passion for Latin music and dance.