Alexis Ruiz has an extensive background in latin music, latin dance and sound. He has been teaching dance and music for over 25 years. He is a full-time professional dancer and musician that has just moved back to Oslo from London. he has made a big name for himself internationally. Started teaching salsa/mambo and and a diverse variety of latin dances and latin percussion since the age of 12
At the age of 17, he moved to Japan where he opened his own dance school and created his own Latin jazz sextet "Foribale". he extended his knowledge by taking a bachelor degree in sound engineering.
The name "Alexistyle" was given to him by Albert Torres. Mr. Torres later awarded Alexis with an honorary award for his work in Japan while teaching and performing at Los Angeles Salsa Congress. After 8 years in Japan, he moved to Norway. Here he introduced Mambo to the salsa community in Norway, and his concept of Mambo Masterclass was born. Since he has trained Norwegian champions, taught around the world on elite level, and created a vocabulary and a methodology that is completely unique. Today he is co-owner of Norway's only tap dance school that he also teaches rhythmical concepts and music.
He also has a Bachelor in sound engineering from Westerdal ACT, and is actively working on various TV and film projects.