Crown Point, IN
Apprentice since 2023
Monteś has studied and performed with various dance schools and companies across the nation such as South Shore Dance Alliance (SSDA), Ballet Chicago, Visceral Dance Chicago, Dance 360, The Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, and The Alvin Ailey School. He began his dance training at the age of seventeen at SSDA under the Direction of Larry Brewer. After rigorous training at SSDA, Monteś was accepted to Ballet Chicago on a full Scholarship and became a studio Company member shortly after. In the summer of 2017, while studying under the tutelage of former NYCB Principal Daniel Duell. Monteś stepped in as a teacher of Lester Horton Technique for the Ballet Chicago summer intensive, and has been a recurring faculty member and student choreographer since then.
After Ballet Chicago, Monteś left to pursue modern and contemporary dance at The Alvin Ailey School, where he completed three years as a scholarship student. Monteś has worked with world renowned choreographers and former principal dancers such as Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Robert Garland, Ray Mercer, Gary Abbot, Kevin Iega, Jeff Flavia Salazar, Lydia Roberts-Coco, and Dwight Rhoden. During the pandemic he furthered his ballet training by working with Nadege Hottier, a former soloist with several European companies including Opera Bon, and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
More Recently Monteś has worked with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Ballet Chicago as a professional guest artist and teacher, performing at several venues in the Chicagoland area, including the Harris Theater and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. He has performed soloist and principal roles such as Arabian Prince In Ballet Virginia’s The Nutcracker” Puss and Boots in Ballet Virginia’s “Sleeping Beauty”, The Man I Love Pas and Liza Variation in the Balanchine Ballet “Who Care’s?” with Ballet Chicago.