Erick Montes in a sea green tee shirt standing in front of orange and green and purple and blue graffiti

Erick Montes is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Dance. 


Erick Montes is a dancer and a choreographer who believes in the technology of movement as the threshold for the manifestation of ancestral wisdom. He holds an MFA in Dance from University of the Arts and a BFA from the National School of Contemporary Dance in Mexico City. Montes is a certified vinyasa and meditation practitioner with his own practice in upstate New York.


Montes is a former Bill.T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company member and holds a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts. 

Montes has presented his work globally and feels fortunate to collaborate with marvelous artists over the past 20 years. 

Visit Erick Montes’ website.

Awards & Accolades

His work has received support from 

  • the Fund for New Work at Harlem Stage, 

  • the National Endowment for the Arts in MĂ©xico, and 

  • a Dance Fellowship and Life Experience Award at the University of the Arts.