Instructors

Zoe Canteras

Zoe Canteras began her ballet training in 2003 at Berkeley Ballet Theater in Berkeley, California. In 2009 she joined the Berkeley Ballet Theater Youth Company, where she trained under former New York City Ballet dancer Sally Streets and former American Ballet Theatre corps member Ilona McHugh. Zoe has also studied with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet.

While at Berkeley Ballet, Zoe performed a number of principal roles including Clara, the Snow Queen, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and the Enchanted Garden, as well as lead roles in various original works. She has also performed in original modern works by American Ballet Theatre's Larry Pech, as well as classical works such as Lar Lubovitch's Eight Easy Pieces. 

 
 

Angeline L​ucia DeGeorge

Angeline has been classically trained in ballet since the age of six. She later immersed herself in the world of Salsa, teaching and competing at the professional level. Experience in teaching since the age of 16, it was an easy transition for her when she joined Arthur Murray as a teacher. She learned and taught 20 different styles of dance. Along with ballroom dancing, Angeline also competes professionally in contemporary West Coast Swing, The Two Step Tour and country western. In addition, she attained several fitness certifications. Angeline fulfilled her dreams when she opened DioAmore Dance & Fitness Studio in her hometown of Vacaville, CA. She brings 30 years experience as a dancer, dance instructor and fitness and healthy living coach to her studio to “Transform people into happier, healthier individuals in mind, body and spirit through dance and fitness.” Angeline feels blessed to have found a way to use her passion to serve others so they might find that same health and happiness in their own lives.

Michelle Klets

Michelle loves expressing herself through music and dance, and helping students to find their own expressive voices. In her own dancing, she is dedicated to excellence in technique and connection with her audience. She began her career in 2008; today, she competes in the NDCA circuit and is a USA Junior 2 Latin Champion (2014), a USA Youth Latin Champion (2015), a USA Under-21 Champion (2016), a World Youth Latin semi-finalist (2015), and a World Youth Latin top-ten finalist (2016). She also placed 26th in Under-21 Latin at the 2016 England Blackpool Dance Festival. 

Michelle was born and raised in California, but is deeply connected to her Russian roots: she speaks, reads, and writes Russian fluently. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the mountains, exploring the world, and blogging about her travel experiences.

 
 

Bradley Montoya

Co-Founder, CVO, Instructor

Bradley began his career as a professional dance instructor in 1995. He believes that education is the key to growth, and works diligently to educate himself on the doctrine, pedagogy, and mechanics of dance through personal coaching and competition judging, as well as through the study of philosophy, psychology, anatomy, and physiology. He has won many championships in the NDCA's Open Professional American Smooth and Rhythm competitions. He is also a Salsa Champion (AMI), a Showdance Champion (NDCA, WDC, AMI), a national finalist in Stage Argentine Tango (Official Argentine Tango Championships), and an Open 1 Classic World Champion (UCWDC). Bradley has been awarded Top Teacher fifty-eight times while competing in pro-am divisions at AMI, NDC, WDC, and UCWDC competitions. Bradley's goal is to give back to the world of dance by providing his students with the finest education and dance experience possible. 

Lauren Montoya

Lauren began dancing as a college student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she learned swing, tango, cha-cha, and rumba at social dance events. After graduation, she focused her energies on her career and on raising her two children, and continued social dancing only on an occasional basis. In 2009, Lauren met her future husband Bradley at a dance event and rediscovered the joy of dance. Since then she has danced in Pro-Am Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Open levels at NDCA, WDC, and UCWDC competitions. Outside the competitive circuit, Lauren assists Bradley in teaching workshops, group classes, and some private lessons. She is honored to be a part of World Dance University's instructor team, and to share her love of dance with the world.

William Orrock

William Orrock has expertise developed over 15 years of training in many dance styles such as salsa, bachata, ballroom, latin, jazz, tap and ballet. He has a degree in contemporary dance and is a talented choreographer. Will is a 2-time South American Salsa Champion (2012,2013). He was especially proud to be named the national champion of his country, Chile, in 2012. The following year, Will represented Chile in the Latin division for the nation’s first appearance at the World Olympic Games in Cali, Colombia, placing 20th in the world. He was a professional cast member in six seasons of Dancing With the Stars - Chile (2007-2012) and has taught and performed on more than ten different television programs. He currently teaches and competes with his partner and his students all over the United States.

Will was born in Carson City, Nevada and has Italian, Chilean and Norwegian roots. He speaks, reads and writes both English and Spanish fluently. He spends his free time reading, going to beach and to the mountains.

Constanza N. Soura-Orrock

Constanza (Connie) became passionate about dancing in high school and dedicated herself to learning folkloric and modern dance. At University, she continued her dance education with classes in salsa, jazz and ballroom. She continued to represent her university at dance competitions in South America even after graduation. In 2010, Connie met her future husband Will Orrock and began a collaboration in ballroom dance competitions and salsa congresses nationally and internationally. Since her move to the United States in 2013, Connie has continued in depth training in American Smooth, latin, salsa and bachata.

Family first is her philosophy and Connie devotes herself to being a dedicated wife and mother. She is also a registered nurse and combines her nursing and dance education to enhance her ability as a dancer and instructor.

Bumchin Tegshjargal

Bumchin began dancing in 2009. His primary inspiration is music, and he prides himself on his energy, musicality, and passion on the dance floor. Bumchin competes in the NDCA circuit and is a USA Youth Latin Champion (2015), a USA Under-21 Champion (2016), a World Youth Latin semi-finalist (2015), and a World Youth Latin top-ten finalist (2016).  Bumchin is excited to join the World Dance University team, and to spread his knowledge and love of dance with students all around the world.

Bumchin moved from Mongolia to California in 2010, and is fluent in both English and Mongolian. He spends his free time traveling, horseback riding, and looking for new music to dance to.