DCBX is a visionary entertainment and lifestyle brand bringing culturally diverse and widely inclusive live events to any world-class city to serve consumers of Latin culture, Dance, Music, Film,  Entrepreneurship, and Fashion.

With over two decades of experience hosting an array of live events year round—we have successfully transformed an excess of 1/2 a million fans and consumers who celebrate Latin culture and the Arts in 800+ cities across the globe.

Celebration| Inclusiveness | Community |  Diversity

Date: December 29-January 1 New Year’s Eve Festival
Date: December 31, 2019 New Year’s Eve Celebration

••8th Annual DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve! 

New Year’s Eve is a special time to be with family, friends, and your closest  5000 friends!  Not to mention the 100K who are watching & celebrating online! Each and every year DCBX throws an event like none other in a Tropical theme to bring in the new year with a bang! The celebration includes an entire three days of enticing Latin dance entertainment and instruction  with DOZENS of workshops.  DCBX events host over 60+ music, dance, and variety acts IN DC, MIAMI & NYC!  DCBX spreads the love of diversity through interactive engagements in motion picture arts, entrepreneurship, and movement

Latin Music | Wellness |  Business |  Community Awards | Film |
Date: August 27-31, 2020
Renaissance DC Hotel

••DCBX|12 Conference 

Our flagship event, DCBX|12, in its 11th year takes place Aug 27-31, at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel in downtown DC. DCBX|12 is an exciting multicultural, educational, music and entertainment festival where we bring together thousands of fans, celebrities, and thought leaders, to a whirlwind celebration of culture—welcoming 7K+ domestic and international attendees giving all an opportunity to touch the brand and its culture in an active and experiential way!  Attendees can take part in over 200 educational sessions in Latin Dance, Diversity, Wellness, FIlm, Entrepreneurship and Business!

With that in mind, DCBX|12 is an experience like no other! Throughout the day we host a Diversity Conference and in the evening we host parties and unforgettable concerts. ••

Phone: 844-838-3687

Events at DCBX|12 at the Renaissance DC, hotel

The Tempest

September 25 – October 20, 2019

Synetic’s legendary, cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest returns – with the famed water-filled stage and visual poetry that made the original production an unforgettable sensation when it premiered in 2013- plus a new twist as Synetic co-founder Irina Tsikurishvili steps into the role of “Prospera.”

When the magical and powerful Prospera creates a sea storm, she gets more than she bargained for as romantic drama, deception, and quests for vengeance emerge from the depths. Spirits, monsters, witches, drunken fools, and lithe lovers contort and cavort with passion and bravado in one of Shakespeare’s most high-stakes and irreverent comedies.

In Synetic’s production, a 1200-square-foot pool takes center stage, providing a dynamic and dazzling medium through which to bring Shakespeare’s characters to emotional life. The audience even gets to join in on the magic, with the first three rows of the orchestra designated as a splash zone!



DCBX11 Brings 7000+ Attendees from 50 States & 38 Countries! 

Estrellitas De Sorto show the World Dance is Love!

The Making of DCBX The Documentary!  PRE RELEASE!

Las Chicas Locas DC Celebrates 10 Years of Latin Nights! 

DCBX Makes History at Mayor Bowser’s 2nd Inauguration!

DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve Recap!


DCBX Celebrating Diversity, Inclusion through entertainment!
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1 Million

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Who We Are: DCBx is a group of professionals who believe in sharing their love of Latin & Global culture with rhythm, respect and a whole lot of fun.

Our Promise: To passionately grow, support and enrich our community by creating events and opportunities for people to come celebrate diversity, Latin music, global culture and learning.

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Chief Executive

Lee Smith Jr

Chief Operations

Kat Aguilar-Smith

Director of

Brendaliz Cintron

VP of Business Development

Bob Leaton

Director of

Randall Gafner

Director of

Devan Blau

Director of Xccelerate

Liz Strom

Director of the Global Impact Film Fest

Emily Aguilar

Live Events Coordinator

Sandra Trigo

Director of HR

Melissa Brewer

Director of Operational Development

Tom Hyre

Chief Tech Officer

Micheal Flores

Artistic Director 

Zeke “El Fabulosa”

Director of New Student Immersion

Kat Flores

Director of Salsa & PR

Earl Rush

Director of Zouk

Ashley Kent

Director of Kizomba

Assistant Director of Events

Jasmyn Stewart

Assistant Production Lead

Daryl Shaw


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DCBX 3x Latin Diversity Event of the Year!

DCBX is proud to have been voted #1 Latin Dance & Diversity…

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