Mariano Neris II is a Latin dance instructor, choreographer, director, performer, trumpet player, band manager and graduate from the Berklee College of Music.
Neris is Boston’s fastest rising Mambo headliner. Starting at the young age of 11 he has been inspired by the likes of the late Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire, and the mambo king Eddie Torres. Mariano has been recognized worldwide for his unique mambo style. He has headlined congresses and festivals all over Australia, the United States, the Caribbean, Italy, and Canada with his complex mambo footwork and flavorful partner work. His most recent dance accomplishment was winning 1st place on the World Latin Cup Qualifier at the Chicago Latin Street Congress. Most recently, he was selected to be one of the leading dancers and choreographers for Elvis Crespo & NG2 new music video, "Tenia Que Acabar" filmed in Old San Juan Puerto Rico.
After successfully completing his undergraduate degree in Business and Management, Neris spends about 50 percent of his time away from home; attending salsa congresses, teaching workshops, performing, choreographing and training groups all over the world, sharing his passion for the salsa/mambo industry. In his 11 years in the salsa business, Neris has become one of the many reasons why people attend salsa congresses worldwide.