Pipo Alcala (Dominican Republic)

Pipo Alcala was born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. His father, an outstanding "Sonero" dancer, passed on to him at an early age the passion for Latin Caribbean dances. In 2000, he founded his first dancing school "Pipo La Fama" where he trained the best Salsa dancers in the country (including some very famous sport stars like Sammy Sosa) and participated in various national competitions.

Named national champion in 2003, he took part in numerous demonstrations and exhibitions across the country, danced for various TV programs and international movies, « For Love or Country: the Arturo Sandoval Story » with Andy Garcia being one of them. He also set up choreographies for several of the biggest Dominican salsero’s concerts: Michel, Adruba, Keman Nuñez, Grupo Negro etc. In 2004, the singer Sexapil solicited Pipo in order to collaborate in the realization of his Emmy Award nominated video “Meneando la Cola”. At the end of 2004, he moved to Las Terrenas and created a new dancing school "Salsa Caribe". Since then, Pipo performed several times in congresses and events in Dominican Republic, Europe and North America.  Now he has moved to Montreal, Canada to spread the authentic bachata in his new homeland