Albert Torres & Laura
This May, I was proud not only to be included once again as one of the instructors at the 21st Annual LA Salsa Fest but to also be the first woman inducted into the Salsa Hall Of Fame. However, it was bittersweet due to the loss, of our dear friend & salsa promoter, Albert Torres in 2017. He will always be remembered for his immeasurable contributions to our salsa communities around the world! It was his passion to promote salsa events to the masses. He helped to change the lives of thousands! He has too many accomplishments to name but, ultimately, he was my dear friend & dance partner for many years & it's so hard to imagine our salsa community continuing without him. We honored him this past May 2018 at the 20th Annual Los Angeles Salsa Festival by reprising the last number where he made a guest performance in 2015 which was the last time we performed together. We inducted him posthumously into the Salsa Hall Of Fame at this year's, 21st Annual Los Angeles Salsa Festival.