Julio Caesar

Julio Caesar was born in Riobamba, Ecuador, where the sounds of Salsa, Cumbia, and Merengue, played every day at his house. His earliest memories are of dancing at his family's parties until three, four, five o'clock in the morning.

Rueda de Casino became Julio Caesar's obsession when he witnessed it in the halls of the University of Miami back in 1999. Since then, he has devoted countless number of hours in learning the dance, mastering it, and creating performance pieces that are visually creative and speak to the political, social, and historical issues of our time.

Julio Caesar has studied jazz, hip-hop, modern, and movement throughout his college years. He also has had the pleasure to work with many Cuban dancers and with those that love the Casino and Cuban aspect of the dance, and he's excited to be sharing this dance with the Twin Cities communities.

While on his last visit to Cuba, Julio Caesar became more compelled to spread Casino and Rueda de Casino with the Twin Cities' community. He is ever more passionate about making the community a huge part of the dance, while keeping the raw beauty of it at the forefront.