Founder Artistic Director
Co-Founder-Artistic Director CEO
Ballet Mistress & Coach
Originally from Venezuela, Mrs. Montero began her ballet studies under the direction of Matilde Romo de Pierrefeu, at the School of Ballet of Bellas Artes Theater, and graduated at the age of 15. Her repertory includes principal roles in classical ballets Don Quixote, Raymonda, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, The Nutcracker, Giselle, as well as roles in neo-classical and contemporary pieces. Lucia has performed in Venezuela with Ballet of Zulia, Maracaibo Ballet, The New Company, and in the United States of America with Ballet Concerto of Miami, Momentum Dance Company, Dance Theater West, and Ballet Nova.
Her versatility has allowed her to perform for two consecutive years in Las Vegas Review show Spellbound and in musical productions A Chorus Line, and West Side Story. She has also participated in numerous festivals and was recognized with the ACCA Award 1990 as Soloist Dancer of the Year for her performance of Adela in The House of Bernarda Alba. Lucia has been Ballet Mistress for Dance Theater West, Ballet Nova, and Resident Choreographer-Director for Jean Ann Ryan productions in Florida.
From 1998 to 2003, she was School Director and Assistant Artistic Director for the Lexington Ballet. Her students have been accepted and awarded scholarships to major ballet summer programs, and to Dance colleges upon graduation. She is regularly invited to teach at summer programs throughout the country. Lucia Montero is known as a teacher and coach with extensive knowledge of classical ballet and contemporary techniques. Mrs. Montero holds the rights to the entire Frank Galvez's choreographic repertory.
"Lucia brings her energy and expertise to every aspect of her involvement with the dancers".
Lucia is married to co-Founder~Artistic Director Emeritus Frank Galvez.
Maria Slate was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. She began her ballet training with Frank Galvez and Lucia Montero at the age of five. She has danced with Galmont Ballet since 2006 and in that time has performed many classic and contemporary works choreographed by Frank Galvez. She has attended summer intensive programs at Galmont Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and Ballet Arizona. Maria was a part of Galmont Ballet’s Professional Training Program (“PTP”) for three years which prepared her to begin her professional career. After graduating from Galmont Ballet in 2019, Maria joined the Columbia City Ballet as a company dancer under the direction of William Starrett. She is excited to be at Galmont Ballet teaching the next generation of dancers!