ABOUT US

Mariano & Bella are renowned professional dancers, multiple-time dance champions, high-end travel couple, and creative content creators.

ABOUT US

Professional dancers | Choreographers | Artistic directors

Mariano Neris II and Bella Malekian, known together as Marbella, are Latin dance champions, choreographers and artistic directors known for their energetic and captivating stage presence. Their Latin dance accolades include winning salsa championships at numerous dance festivals/congresses, qualifiers for world Latin dance cup, and they are 2018 IHSC world cha-cha champions to mention a few. They have had the privilege to choreograph and perform for Latin legends like Gilberto Santa Rosa, Víctor Manuelle, La India, Elvis Crespo, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Oscar D Leon, Ritchie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Ismael Miranda, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Alexander Abreu, Los Van Van, Tito Allen, Sonora Ponceña, Havana D’primera and more.

Mariano and Bella train dancers worldwide to compete at prestigious dance events all year long. Their coaching and choreographies have garnered over 130 championships accumulated over the years. Their students have won in most Latin dance genres: Salsa, bachata, chachacha and team divisions. Mariano and Bella encourage their dancers to be well rounded and educated in more than one dance style. With that vision intact, they advocate to aspiring dancers under their tutelage to learn an array of dance styles, so they too can be versatile.

Mariano and Bella spend a considerable portion of the year on tour; marking their presence at Latin congresses and festivals teaching lessons, showcasing, choreographing routines for groups and couples, and training dancers all over the world, sharing their passion in the Latin dance industry and beyond. While on tour, Mariano and Bella offer a wide variety of workshop styles. Their workshops include: Shines and body movement, salsa partnerwork on2 and on1, Dominican bachata, lead & follow techniques, men/ladies styling, chachacha shines/partnerwork, Latin funk and Pachanga just to mention a few.

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Accomplishments & Recognitions

  • Marbella performed for 2017/18/19 National Day of Salsa with – Gilberto Santa Rosa, Víctor Manuelle, La India, Elvis Crespo, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Oscar D Leon, Ritchie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Ismael Miranda, Andy Montañez, Tito Nieves, Alexander Abreu, Los Van Van, Tito Allen, Sonora Ponceña, Havana D’primera, Guillo Rivera, and Camilo Azuquita
  • Performed with the mambo king Eddie Torres
  • 1st Place Female Solo Champion – Salsa Solo USA 2016
  • 2nd Place Female Solo – World Salsa Solo Australia 2016
  • 1st Place WLDC Qualifier – Chicago Latin Congress 2011
  • 1st Place Professional Chachacha champions – IHSC 2018
  • 2nd Place Female Solo – World Salsa Summit qualifier CT 2018
  • 2nd Place Male Solo – World Salsa Summit qualifier CT 2018
  • Principal Choreographer/Dancer – Elvis Crespo/NG2’s Music Video “Tenia Que Acabar”
  • Headline Performer for FundoArcu 2014/15 – Telemundo/Univision Networks
  • Choreographer and Performer for 2015 National Day of Salsa with – Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ritchie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Tito Allen

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