JR Gotengco is a Professional License Dance Teacher by UKA United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teacher of Dancing from Manila has become a popular figure in the ASEAN dance scene. He started his dance career during this youth with Folk dancing, Hip-Hop & American Latin. In 2003 he became a professional dancer in American Latin & Standard Ballroom. In 2005 he joined CACHIMBO DANCE COMPANY founded by Anton Berchanko. Since then he performed on many national and increasingly on international events. In 2008 he became the Salsa champion at the Philippines National COMPETITION. In 2012 he moved to Pattaya to teach, perform and promote various forms of dancing and is known to be one of the most entertaining and fun dancer on the floor in the ASIA scene.
JR also participated as guest artist in many events in Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and more.
- 2007 – Won 3rd place Couple Salsa Category at SAPPHIRE BALL – Philippines National COMPETITION
- 2008 – Won 1st place Couple Salsa Category at SAPPHIRE BALL, Philippines National COMPETITION
- 2009 – Coach of the salsa competitors for the National Competition at SAPPHIRE BALL invited by Philippine Dance Teacher’s Association
- 2009 – Adjudicator for Salsa Category at Philippines National COMPETITION
- 2014 – Guest Artist & Adjudicator at the Spring Open Contest Salsa & Bachata Category in Hanoi, Vietnam
- 2015 – Guest Artist at the Vietnam International Latin Festival in SAIGON
- 2015 – Guest Artist at The Singapore + Malaysia Joint Festival in Kuala Lumpur
- 2016 – Guest ADJUDICATOR For The 2nd. Ednah Ledesma CUPCome to the World Bachata Festival 2016 to dance with him.