DCBX Excellence Awards
2nd Annual DCBX Excellence Awards
Thursday August 24th, 2017
ROOF TOP NETWORKING, SHOW, LIVE LATIN BAND & CELEBRATION!
@ the Renaissance Hotel
999 Ninth St NW DC 20001
ABOUT THE EVENT
The 2nd Annual DCBX Excellence Awards is an an awards show honoring those in the Latin Dance & the Hispanic Community who make a difference through their commitment to positively affecting lives & celebrating The Global Latin Experience.
The Global Latin Experience is the celebration of Latin & Hispanic Culture by Latinos & Non Latinos who impact lives through the passion & energy of Latin Music, Dance, Culture & Community involvement!
Last year over 16,000 v0tes were cast for last year’s awards show! The People’s Choice Awards has over 25 categories. The Diez, Viente & Life Time Achievement Awards are chosen by Excellence Awards staff & leaders of the community.
6-8pm 11th Floor Balcony with Panoramic views of DC Renaissance Hotel
VIP Rooftop Networking & Red Carpet/VIP Meet & Greet & Happy Hour
(Includes complimentary beverages & light hors d’oeuvres
DCBX Excellence Awards Celebrating those who make a difference in the Community!
Featuring the World’s Top Latin Dancers + Celebrating Mexico’s Top Latin Dancers!
DCBX Excellence Awards Party Featuring Orquestra N’Fuzion LIVE & 4 Ballrooms of Dancing.
World Famous Latin DJs
DJ Emerzive (DC)
DJ Alejandro (NYC)
DJ Oso (ORLANDO)
DCBX EXCELLENCE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD CATEGORIES
Small Business Leader of the Year
Emerging Small Business of the Year
Community Entrepreneur of the Year
Photographer of the Year
Radio Personality of the Year
Latin Band of the Year
TV Personality of the Year
Latin Dance Achievement CATEGORY
Latin Dance Night of the Year
Male Latin Instructor
Female Latin Instructor
Latin DJ of the Year
Latin Dance Team of the Year
Community Volunteer of the Year
Cultural Festival of the Year
Community Organization/Non Profit of the Year
Community Influencer of the Year
DCBX EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Life Time Achievement
Diez (10) Excellence Awards
Viente (20) Excellence Awards
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Lee “El Gringuito” Smith Jr Chief Executive Officer Born in Brooklyn New York, in 1981, Lee Edward Smith Jr was always an entertainer at heart. Family members recall that he would perform dancing and singing shows to entertain them. At the age of eight, he saw his first Broadway musical, Cats. For weeks, his family had to sit through his eight-year-old rendition of the show. Actually he was probably part of the reason they closed the show. But he took his creative talents and at age ten began singing with the Famed Singing Boys of...read more
Kat “La Gata” Aguilar-Smith Chief Operations Officer Of Peruvian and El Salvadorian descent Kat Aguilar-Smith is a Latina entrepreneur whose experiences have serendipitously positioned her into the entertainment management position she now holds as Chief Operations Officer of the largest Latin dance festival in the World, DCBx. She inherited an entrepreneurial spirit from a very early age by helping her mother run copies to her father as soon as she could walk. Her immigrant parents at that time owned a humble storefront selling artesanias...read more
Brenda Liz Event Producer Brenda Liz is a powerful Latina entrepreneur who was born in Puerto Rico and at a young age demonstrated her interest for the arts and her ability to lead. At the age of 14, she launched a campaign to become her class president and won. Since that initial experience, Brendaliz has always been a leader. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Nursing from George Mason University which allows her to exercise her passion for leading helping others. Brenda Liz has been in the entertainment industry for the past...read more
Bob Leaton VP of Business Development Bobby’s expertise in the business sector has been an amazing asset to the growth & direction of both DCBX & DCBX Tech. His development skill sets and business leadership are second to none! From working with some of the world’s largest organizations solving their most pressing business challenges to successfully running his own consulting business, the experience he has gained throughout his career has allowed him to build a diverse skill set. He has had an opportunity to work in both...read more
ABOUT THE EVENT The 2nd Annual DCBX Excellence Awards is an an awards show honoring those in the Latin Dance & the Hispanic Community who make a difference through their commitment to positively Effecting lives & celebrating The Global Latin Experience. The Global Latin Experience is the celebration of Latin & Hispanic Culture by Latinos & Non Latinos who impact lives through the passion & energy of Latin Music, Dance, Culture & Community involvement! 2nd Annual DCBX Excellence Awards SHOW, LIVE LATIN BAND &...read more