José Barretto (Rueda) has danced and taught RUEDA since 2002 when he and others started Boston Rueda. He has participated in and taught workshops at numerous national and international Rueda Congresses in Europe and the USA. Here in Boston, he has organized the international Rueda Festival Boston, an annual event that has introduces new Social Rueda Structures, innovations in the original Rueda de Casino of 1950’s Cuba and 1990’s Miami styles. In addition, José is one of the founders of the international Rueda Alliance, a professional association of Rueda teachers. He is one of the coordinators of the RuedX events held at various cities in Canada and the USA.