Christina Montoya is an international Brazilian Zouk instructor based out of Los Angeles,
CA. Dancing has always been a part of her life but she did not begin any training until she
was 12 years old. Her passion for dance since a young age lead her to experiment in
different styles beginning with Hip-hop, Jazz, Competitive Cheerleading, and Tahitian
prior to training in Latin styles like Salsa and Bachata.
She has trained and performed in partner dancing since the age of 18 with various
companies in Los Angeles. Once Christina found Brazilian Zouk, she furthered her training
with Igor Fraga who partnered her to compete at the US Zouk Open in 2015 where they
received 1st place in the Semi-Pro division. Since then, she trained with many
international artists and sought to deepen her knowledge through taking several Brazilian
Zouk Teachers Courses.
She holds 1st place in various BZDC Intermediate Jack & Jill competitions including
Prague Zouk Congress 2016, Rio Zouk Congress 2018, and LA Zouk Festival 2018 and is
the first person in the US to enter the Advanced division. Christina has taught Brazilian
Zouk all over the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Brazil, and Australia.
Most recently, she competed at the World Salsa Solo with Alisson Sandi where they took
home 1st place for the Mixed Latin Cabaret Couples Division and received the highest
scores for the overall competition.
Christina is known for her franchise teams, “Zouk Babes” established in 2017, which
emphasize the importance of follower’s technique. Since then Zouk Babes has teams and
performers throughout the US and internationally with 50 current members. Zouk Babes
was created with the intention to unite and empower followers through dance
performances and training technique. Christina’s goal is to spread her passion for Zouk to
the dancer inside everyone.