Photography by Marcquise Sanjurjo
with daughter Saira
Marco loves teaching and sharing his passion for dance with his students both young and old. He says, "Most of all I like helping students enjoy dance as a hobby or just giving them a safe place to leave the rest of the world behind them."
Marco Rosas, current Pro World Salsa Champion with Omambo Dance Project, is a professional Latin Dance instructor, competitor, choreographer, and dancer. He is the founder and director of Passion y Tumbao Dance Company, where he is teaching beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers, as well as building teams to perform at nighclubs, events, festivals, and congresses. Marco has also instructed teams and students that have brought home gold, silver, and bronze medals from the Emerald Ball Competitions for the past few years. Recently, Marco placed 2nd in the World Latin Cup 2011 Competitions in Salsa and first on a Pro team in salsa for the 2015 World Latin Cup. His student teams of kids have taken home silver and bronze for the World Latin Dance Cup 2016. This year they have brought home, the Champion of Champions, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for teams, duets, and solo competitions in different categories at the Latin Mirage International Dance Competition in Los Angeles.
Marco Rosas was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, where he entered into the world of dance. From dancing merengue and other Mexican dances at family parties, he then became a bboy, focusing mainly on breakdancing and hip hop. When he moved to Marco Rosas was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, where he entered into the world of dance. From dancing merengue and other Mexican dances at family parties, he then became a bboy, focusing mainly on breakdancing and hip hop. When he moved to LA, his uncle exposed him to salsa classes. Going to the salsa clubs, he was impressed with the awesome dancers, and vowed to become just like them one day. Later, to add to his repertoire of styles, Marco then took intensive courses in all the ballroom styles to become a ballroom instructor. In 2011, Marco ventured off to start his own dance company Passion y Tumbao and dance studio. Passion y Tumbao is continuing to grow in size and level. Passion y Tumbao is now a home of champions and has put Anaheim on the map for salsa.