Ballroom and Latin Instructor
Tristen Sosa is a 24 year old professional dancer and choreographer specializing in Latin Ballroom. Sosa was born and raised in Orem, Utah. At the age of 12, alongside his two younger siblings he started training at "Center Stage Performing Arts" and competing with his team in all styles of dance. As a young dancer, he helped his hometown studio win "Studio of the Year" at "The Dance Awards" in New York in 2012. Tristen has had the pleasure to be mentored and work with some of the best choreographers in the industry such as Mandy Moore and Fransisco Gella. Throughout his years of competing Tristen has won multiple regional and national titles at "Break the Floor", he found a passion for competing in Latin Ballroom. Tristen fell in love with Ballroom dancing early on and throughout his ballroom career has won 4 national titles in Latin Ballroom and continues to compete in Ballroom to this day. At a young age, Tristen started working professionally in the commercial industry. In his younger years he was featured in the film "Dear Dumb Diary" and has also appeared on many TV programs such as "So You Think You Can Dance" (Season 14) "America's Got Talent","Live to Dance with Paula Abdul", and many more. He has experience choreographing for a Hallmark/Disney film, and he also spent a season dancing for the Utah Jazz NBA at their halftime shows. Tristen continues to work commercially today. He is currently signed with Bloc Talent Agency and travels between LA and Las Vegas working commercial jobs. Tristen made his way to Las Vegas at the young age of 18. At 18 Tristen was faced with a difficult decision to make; accept a full-ride ballet scholarship to Brigham Young University, or move away from home to dance on the Donny & Marie show.
Since moving to Las Vegas he has taught Ballroom at Bunker Dance Center, Millenium Dance Complex, Summerlin Dance Academy, and many more studios across Las Vegas. He currently is running his very own award-winning Ballroom program here in Las Vegas and teaching the Las Vegas Academy's ballroom program alongside LVA's ballroom director Mrs. Dickerson. Ever since moving to Las Vegas he has had a leading role in helping shape and grow the ballroom dance community . Tristen's goal is to inspire and educate dancers of all ages through sharing his love of dance.