Ron Montez is one of the most respected personalities in the dancesport 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 style 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 is also the recipient of the 2009 United States Dance Championships Hall of Fame Award.
Ron and Karla Montez are organizers of the “Chicago Crystal Ball” Dancesport Competition held in June. They also host the San Diego Dance Camp and New Year’s Eve gala annually in December.
It’s an honor to have Ron as this year’s ICON DanceSport Award Recipients. Please send me your stories/videos telling me how they’ve impacted or changed your life/dancing.