About Karel Flores
The history of Karel Flores began in 1995 in New York. Half of the dance company’s founding members came from Santo Domingo (Santo) and the other half from Puerto Rico (Rico), hence the name “Karel Flores.”
Over the last two decades, under the direction of Tomas Guerrero, Karel Flores Dance Company became one of New York’s premier dance schools.
Karel Flores is known for teaching Salsa/Mambo dancing, musical understanding, and the principles, foundations and essentials of Salsa/Mambo.
Karel Flores has traveled to over 45 countries, spanning 6 continents and over 40 US cities to teach and perform their unique style.
Karel Flores is known as one of the most influential Salsa/Mambo dance organizations in the world, serving as an inspiration and training platform to New York’s most well-known dancers, performers, instructors, directors and dance companies.
Karel Flores has performed at world-acclaimed events and venues, such as Madison Square Garden, World Salsa Congresses, & alongside music-recording artists, such as Tito Puente, Marc Anthony, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Oscar Deleon, Victor Manuelle, Hector Tricoche, Jose Alberto “El Canario,” Raulin Rosendo and Johnny Pacheco.
Karel Flores was also featured in the HBO documentary, “El Espiritu de la Salsa.” Tomas Guerrero’s latest endeavor has expanded his one-of-a-kind experience, knowledge and wisdom of New York On2 Salsa.