Born in 1975 in Madrid, Spain. He was formed by Carmen Roche and completed his studies at the Royal Conservatory for Professional Dance in Madrid and the School of the National Ballet of Cuba. Among others he received the following awards as a dancer: Winner of the Prix Lausanne in 1994 and Gold Medal and Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition of Luxembourg. Critics of Dance Europe Magazine nominated him Best Dancer of the season 2003/2004.
Goyo Montero was Principal Dancer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Soloist at the Oper Leipzig, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.
Since the season 2008/2009, Goyo Montero has been ballet director and principal choreographer of the Nuremberg Ballet. Since 2019 he is also Resident Choreographer of Acosta Danza.
As choreographer, he created pieces for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Royal Ballet London, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Zurich Junior Ballet, Acosta Danza, the Perm Opera Ballet/Diana Vishneva Context Festival, the National Ballet Sodre, the Maggio Danza, the Compañia Nacional de Danza, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the National Ballet of Cuba and the Ballet de Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana, among others.
A long term partnership exists between Goyo Montero and the Prix de Lausanne. Montero participated here for many years, among other things, as coach, jury member and choreographer of works specially designed for the Prix.
Among his awards as Choreographer: Award “Villa de Madrid” (2006), Winnner of the Iberoamerican competition of Choreography (2006), Villanueva award (2006) by the UNEAC (Union of Writers, Critics and Artists of Cuba), Premio Nacional de Danza from Spain (2011) and the Bavarian Culture Award (2008). In 2018 the ‘Deutscher Tanzpreis’ (German Dance Award) has been presented to Ballet Nuremberg under the directorship of Goyo Montero for outstanding development in dance.