Luis Camacho made a name for himself in the New York City ballroom scene, where he won several trophies at vogue balls in the 1980s. As a member of the legendary House of Xtravaganza, he was in the pulse of dance, music, visual arts, nightlife, fashion, and community activism way before he caught the eye of superstar Madonna. His talent landed him a lead dancing position in the Blond Ambition World Tour. He played a part in MTV Video Music Awards history when he choreographed and danced in Madonna’s now-infamous Marie Antoinette Vogue number. Camacho’s main passion continues to be dance, and he uses his talents to give back to the community. He has either produced, choreographed or performed in a long list of charity events, and he contributes top-notch entertainment for several fundraising shows. Luis Camacho is also the recipient of the 2017 Entertainment AIDS Alliance Vanguard Award.
Together, Camacho and Jose Gutierez choreographed the video for worldwide number one hit “Vogue,” which earned them a nomination for Best Choreography in a Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards. They were both dancers in Madonna’s Blonde Ambition World Tour. Shortly after their appearances in the film Madonna: Truth or Dare, the duo was signed to a record deal as “Jose & Luis.” Their single “Queen’s English” was widely known on dance floors and on the Billboard dance charts. Gutierrez and Camacho were featured in the 2016 film Strike A Pose, which followed up on the dancers of Truth or Dare. The critically-acclaimed documentary is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.