About Mario Acosta-Cevallos
Mario Acosta-Cevallos is an 8x World Salsa Champion, Canadian Latin-American Ballroom Finalist and acclaimed dance instructor. He is known for his hypnotic performances marked by high levels of grace, speed and technical difficulty. He is equally acknowledged for his ability to provide a fun, fresh, and accessible approach to salsa dancing.
Mario Acosta-Cevallos is also the founder and director of the Edmonton-area based SalsaVitus Dance Company. Formed in 2013, the dance company consists of three competitive dance teams.
Whether you are a beginner just looking to learn the basics, or an intermediate to advanced salsa addict, Mario can help you build a solid foundation for your total salsa dance enjoyment.
Born and raised in Canada, Mario is a world-class ground-breaking salsa dance and former Latin American Ballroom artist. In the last 5 years, his work etiquette, presence, and vision have set him apart from many others in the world of dance. With all his previous dance trainings, Mario shows his ability to combine techniques and qualities of other dance forms and form the salsa style Mario best is known for. He continues to innovate and inspire via extensive and detailed training combined with a tireless energy to share with his students.
2017 World Salsa Open (Puerto Rico) - 1st Place Professional Male Solo
2017 Campeonato Mundial de Pasos Libres (Spain) - 2nd Place Professional Male Solo
2017 World Salsa Summit - 2nd Place Professional Male Solo
2017 World Salsa Summit - 2nd Place Open Small Team (as part of Team Canada)
2017 World Latin Dance Cup - 1st Place Professional Male Solo
2016 World Salsa Open (Puerto Rico) - 1st Place Professional Male Solo
2016 Ultimate Dance Championship (Las Vegas) - 1st Place Professional Male Solo
2016 World Salsa Summit - 1st Place Professional Male Solo
2016 World Salsa Summit - 1st Place Same Gender (with Dioney da Silva)
2015 World Latin Dance Cup - 1st Place Professional Male Solo
2014 World Latin Dance Cup - 3rd Place Professional Male Solo
2013 Closed Canadian Championships - 4th in Adult Latin
2009-2013 Alberta Latin Championship Representatives to Nationals
2012 WDSF World Open 10 Dance Championships Held in Lativa- Canadian Representatives
2012 Canadian Closed Championships - 6th in Adult Latin
2011 Canadian Closed Championships - 2nd Place in National Youth Latin
2011 Canadian Representatives to the IDSF World Youth Latin Championships - 27th Place out of 80 couples
2011 La Classique Du Quebec IDSF Youth Latin - 3rd Place
2011 Canadian Closed Championships - Top 12 in the National Adult Category
2010 World Latin Dance Cup - 1st Place Same Gender Division (with Jhon Narvaez)
2010 World Latin Dance Cup - 4th Place On2 Division (with Liz Rojas)