|Co-Founder of RicaSalsa
TÚllez was born in Mexico City and began dancing
at age 12. His first exposure to dance involved
styles such as Cumbia, Guaracha, Guaguanco,
Guajira, Cha-Cha-Cha,Son Montuno, and Salsa.
In 1995 after moving to the Bay Area, Rico began
studying Salsa under Gabriel Romero, perfecting
his technique within months. He accelerated his
progress in dance by practicing what he learned
in clubs all over the Bay Area.
Soon Ricardo began to incorporate the style he
developed in Mexico City with the technique he
mastered in the United States.
Ricardo began teaching Salsa on Friday nights at
Alberto's NightClub in Mountain View, California,
in November 1998. Since then, he has expanded his
classes to the Glas Kat Soma (Club Karamba!) in
San Francisco on Tuesday nights, and teaching
kids with Stephanie Palmieri on the Mexican
Heritage Center every Wendasney and Thursday
performing experience includes the West Coast
Salsa Congress in Los Angeles, California, in May
1999,2000,2001; and the 3rd Annual World Salsa
Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico in July 1999.
Ricardo founded RicaSalsa in August 1999. Since
it's founding, RicaSalsa has been performing
frequently in nightclubs all over the Bay Area.
Ricardo is looking forward to leading RicaSalsa
to perform in the 5th Annual World Salsa Congress
in Puerto Rico in the year 2001.