Francisco has been part of the Los Angeles Salsa Community for two decades as a dance performer and instructor. In addition to drawing upon his extensive dance experience, he also has seven years of training in martial arts which empowers his ability to illustrate dance form and technique.
Francisco has competed and performed at renowned Salsa events and venues such as the L.A. Salsa Congress, Palm Springs Mambo Festival and the Conga Room. In 2004, Francisco achieved 3rd Place at the Salsa Summer Splash Semipro competition; He achieved 2nd Place in the Salsa Extravaganza in 2005 and won 1st Place in the Jack and Jill Professional Competition in 2006.
Francisco has been a regular instructor at Salsa festivals and his students’ number into the thousands, many of whom have become teachers and instructors themselves. His teaching philosophy emphasizes having fun while focusing on fundamentals. His lighthearted and welcoming approach entertains as well as allows students to reach their highest learning potential.