Ron Montez is one of the most respected personalities in the dance business. He previously held title as the 7-time undefeated United States Professional Latin Champion. He achieved 4th place in the World’s Professional Latin Championships held at Royal Albert Hall in London. He has reached the final of the prestigious British Championships in Blackpool, England. Ron is recognized as a World class adjudicator, dance coach and choreographer in both American and International styles.
Ron was the co-host and expert commentator for the PBS television show “Championship Ballroom Dancing”, which was hosted by Rita Moreno, Juliet Prowse, Barbara Eden and Sandy Duncan, Jasmine Guy. Ron is now on “America’s Ballroom Challenge “ this year with host Jean Louisa Kelly.
Ron has choreographed for the FOX television show “So You Think You Can Dance”. This hit show is the first of its kind to blend and compare ballroom dancing with jazz, hip hop, lyrical and many styles of dance using national finalists.
Ron is also the recipient of the 2009 United States Dance Championships Hall of Fame Award.
- 7-time undefeated United States National Professional Latin Champion (1979 – 1985)
- World Professional Latin Finalist: 4th Place
- British Open Championship Finalist
- Former co-host and expert commentator for the PBS television show “Championship Ballroom Dancing” (1997)
- Former co-host for “America’s Ballroom Challenge” (2006
- Choreographer for the FOX television show “So You Think You Can Dance” (2005)
- Recipient of the 2009 United States Dance Championships Hall of Fame Award
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