Jorge Elizondo was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where the sounds of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the United States meet. In this unique environment, Jorge trained in music theory and Latin dance and developed “Bachata Fusion,” a style of dance that combines turn patterns and body movements from traditional Bachata, Tango, Cha Cha, and Salsa with many original moves. The end result is an expressive, active style of dance that removes all barriers and allows dancers to be more creative.
Formerly a public school teacher, Jorge’s passion for teaching equals his passion for dancing. His Bachata BootCamp tour has taken him to over 350 cities throughout North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, where he has taught tens of thousands of students.
Throughout all his journeys, he has continued to develop new concepts to share with the world. He has produced 27 instructional DVDs ranging from beginning bachata to salsa, and his work has been sold in over 40 countries. His strong leading abilities and worldwide exposure also earned him a place in the “World’s Best Leads” DVD created by the world-renowned Edie the Salsa Freak.
Jorge’s mission is to spread the love of bachata all over the world and encourage people to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.