Dancer / Choreographer
About Luis Montero
Born in Granada, Spain, Luis Montero studied Spanish Classical, Folkloric and Flamenco dance with many of Spain’s masters. A professional dancer by the age of fifteen, Luis has performed throughout the world as Principal Dancer, performing among other esteemed dancers like Jose Greco. Now a U.S. citizen, Luis has received many grants and awards for his work in the Spanish style, including grants from Northern Illinois University, Sam Houston State University, Mercyhurst College and Interlochen Arts Academy.
Luis has danced with major ballet and opera companies in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Italy, France, Denmark, China and Japan. He choreographed Bolero for Ballet Concerto in 1990 and since then has staged the performance for companies throughout the U.S. and in Japan and Denmark. Among his highly acclaimed choreographic works are El Amor Brujo, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The House of Bernarda Alba, Ravel’s Bolero, Rodrigo’s Concerto Andaluz and his balletic version of Bizet’s opera Carmen. He has choreographed and performed in modern and postmodern dance, musical comedy, grand opera and classical ballet both on stage and on television. Luis conducts master classes, seminars and workshops in Spanish dance. He also choreographs in Mexico where he has a winter home in Puerto Vallarta.