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The Canadian Salsa Dance Corporation presents

Montreal Salsa Convention

MAY 17-21, 2018

Victoria Day Weekend


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International Artists

Eric Balmir

Eric Balmir

A versatile and passionate leader, Eric Manuel Balmir has achieved great success in both the healthcare and...

arts sectors. In 1989, Eric graduated from St. John’s University with a bachelors of science in pharmacology, later receiving a Masters of Science in Business Management and Advertisement with double minor in Hospital Administration and Public Health from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz School of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. He then pursued healthcare event further and achieved a Doctorate Degree from the University of Florida.Dr. Eric Balmir has worked as a clinical hospitalist  for over 25 years, currently holding positions as the IRB / Research Chairperson and Chief of Pharmacy at New York Methodist Hospital. Eric Balmir, who is well published throughoutmultiple medical / pharmacyjournalsis a firm believer in education and the power of mentorship, Eric balances his time at the Hospital with his role as Residency Director of Pharmacy at the Informatics Residency Program and as a Preceptor at numerous academic institutions including the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists, St. John’s University, Northwestern University, Buffalo University, and Long Island College. Although Eric grew up dancing at home and at family functions, he began his more formal dance training in 2008  when a friend took Eric to a local salsa studio. Eric since then became partners with the owner of the studio he started with and opened a second studio. It wasn’t too long after which Eric decided to purchase the studio from the owner and transformed it into the hub of Latin dance that it is today.