DCBX Excellence Awards
2nd Annual DCBX Excellence Awards
SHOW, LIVE LATIN BAND & CELEBRATION!
@ the Renaissance Hotel A KICK OFF TO DCBX #9
A BLACK TIE EVENT
Honoring Leaders who Impact Lives By Celebrating the Global Latin Experience.
Tickets will go on Sale April 2017.
ABOUT THE EVENT
6-8pm Networking & Red Carpet/VIP Meet & Greet & Happy Hour
World Famous Latin DJs
DJ Alejandro (NYC) DJ Emerzive (DC)
DCBX EXCELLENCE PEOPLE’S CHOICE
DCBX EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Awards include Life Time Achievement, Diez (10) Excellence Awards & Viente Excellence Award (20). These awards celebrate those who have impacted our communities for 10 years, 20 years or a LifeTime.
DCBX TEAM EXCELLENCE AWARDS
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
Have you ever been to an awards show that combined Latin dance lessons, live performances, a live salsa band, awards & a red carpet pre show? Well DCBX is bringing a “twist” to the Awards Show & it’s happening at a DC landmark the Howard Theater. The 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...read more
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“It’s really not about what you’re selling, but why you’re selling it … what you are creating is a place for people to come and celebrate diversity, Latin music and Latin culture, and their own culture.” Bachata power couple, Lee “El Gringuito” Smith and Kat “La Gata” Aguilar dominate the bachata music scene in the Washington area. They’ve traveled the world performing and teaching bachata dance moves, and brought the bachata world to Washington, as well. The influential pair is the force behind the annual D.C. Bachata Congress, one of the...read more
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