Rodney Rodchata Aquino, an international instructor, has 20 yrs of dance experience, including world competition judge and promoter. He has taught Bachata Dancing in 44 countries totalling 262 cities in the world including the Dominican Republic. He is ranked the 2nd most influential bachatero in the world by Dance Planet Daily.
Founder of Rodchata Enterprise, a leading Latin dance production company, Rodney Aquino, aside from owning quite a number of successful websites, is a top organizer of dance festivals all over the world. He has over 160,000 subscribers in his newsletter and over 60,000 friends combined in myspace, twitter and facebook. He is constantly sought by promoters not only to teach but hosting their events as well as judge dance competitions.
Rodney Rodchata Aquino is the first man in history to ever organize the very 1st international bachata festival in USA (Reno Bachata Festival and SF Bachata Festival), and co-organized the very 1st Dominican Republic Bachata Festival in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
Solely responsible for revolutionizing bachata dance in USA, RODCHATA, as bachateros intimately calls him, has been in the Latin Dance scene for over 18 years and is considered the foremost authority in the bachata dance, both Dominican and Modern styles. He has judged bachata competitions all over the world including USA Salsa Open, Canada Open, WLDC (World Latin Dance Cup 2 years in a row) and others. He has sold his DVD line up, a 5-volume of dance instructional DVDs of bachata, salsa and merengue, to over 60 countries, and just produced new DVDs; The Secrets of Dominican Bachata – How Bachata is Danced.
A certified dance instructor, Rodchata’s solid dance background includes Latin International Ballroom, Kizomba, salsa (on1, on2 mambo, and Cuban son), chachacha, merengue and bachata. He had been studying the bachata culture by visiting the Dominican Republic, and eventually getting involved in starting the 1st bachata festival there. He has since revolutionized bachata dancing in USA and the world.
Recently, Rodchata had been recognized and supported by the Angolan Embassy in Korea for teaching the very first Kizomba workshops in South Korea.
Rodchata has MA in Counseling Psychology. He is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Dancing and holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. His experience in the Martial Arts for 20 years and his background in Fitness Training plays a vital role on his effectiveness as a dance teacher. When he is not doing a dance tour, he teaches locally in the Bay Area