Andrew & Melany


Andrew Avila was born and raised in Bronx, NY.  At the age of 13, he began taking lessons at the Harlem School of the Arts where he learned the basics of ballet, jazz and modern dance styles. In 2009 Andrew decided to further his salsa training under the semi professional team, Bajari de Yamulee, at Yamulee Dance Company. From 2011, while still under Yamulee, Andrew was accepted into the Jr. Division at The Ailey School and started training pre-professionally in Ballet, Jazz and Modern dance techniques. In 2012, Andrew was accepted into the professional division at The Ailey School and also the professional team at Yamulee Dance Company.  Now starting out his new journey as a professional dancer, Andrew has partnered up with his fierce best friend Melany Mercedes to create a strong name for themselves in the salsa community and craft their own unique style to the scene.


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