Montana Herridge

OWNER/DANCE INSTRUCTOR

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Miss Montana has been obsessed with dance since the day she first stepped into the studio at 3 years old and she is extremely passionate about sharing her love for dance with her students. Montana is a graduate of the Dance Performance Diploma Program at Centennial College in Toronto. She has intensive training in Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Latin, Acro, Street Dance, Street Jazz, Hip Hop and Heels; along with training in acting and singing. At the age of 14, Montana started out as an assistant teacher and then at 18 she started teaching her own dance classes at multiple Dance Studios in the Greater Toronto Area.  In 2018, Montana decided to move home so she could share her knowledge with students in Newfoundland and Moving Pictures Dance Co was born. Montana believes it is important for a dance teacher to always continue building on their training. She trains regularly online at Broadway Dance Center, a professional dance studio based in New York City and has completed 6 different certificate programs at Broadway Dance Center. She is a Certified Acrobatic Arts teacher and a graduate of the HHM Performing Arts Certificate. Before the pandemic, Montana travelled to attend prestigious dance studios in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles and cannot wait until it is safe to travel for training again. Along with her intense training she continues to dance, perform and choreograph. Montana has lots of experience performing dance in shows such as Beauty and The Beast, Cinderella and Transform Dance Fundraiser for CAMH. She was the choreographer for Nashville Recorded song “The Lonley Man” Music Video. At the end of August, she will be performing a professional performance at the Pedestrian Mall through Dance NL.  Aside from dance experience, Montana has a background in childcare, working in a pre-school, child minding center and as a nanny. Montana loves kids and is super passionate about teaching her children classes. She also holds a special place in her heart for teaching the most serious dancers in the studio and specializes in helping students advance to the next level. Montana believes with a good teacher and hard work, all of her students can achieve whatever they put their mind to. She wants to create a space where her students can learn, have fun and strive for greatness.  Miss Montana looks forward to seeing you and your little ones at the studio!

Qualifications

  • Centennial College Dance Performance Diploma

  • Acrobatic Arts Teacher Certification

  • Broadway Dance Center Online Choreography Program Certificate 

  • Broadway Dance Center Online Contemporary Certificate 

  • Broadway Dance Center Online Street Dance Certificate

  • Broadway Dance Center Online Musical Theatre Certificate

  • Broadway Dance Center Online Tap Teacher Training Certificate 

  • Broadway Dance Center Online Summer Program Certificate

  • HHM Advanced Performing Arts Certificate

  • Autism Society Dance Instructor Training Certificate

  • First Aid and CPR Certification

Intensive Training

  • Online Classes Broadway Dance Center (Online/NYC) Current

  • Galen Hooks Digital (Online) Spring 2020

  • CLI Dance Teacher Training (Online) 2018-2020

  • Millennium Dance Complex (Los Angeles) Spring 2019

  • Playground LA (Los Angeles) Spring 2019

  • The EDGE Performing Arts Center (Los Angeles) Spring 2019

  • Centennial Dance Summer Intensive (Toronto) June 2018

  • Underground Dance Centre (Toronto) Spring 2018

  • Alvin Ailey​ (New York) Winter 2018​

  • Broadway Dance Center (New York) Winter 2018

  • Steps on Broadway (New York) Winter 2018​

  • Underground Dance Centre (Toronto) Summer 2017

  • Dark Dance Company (Toronto) Spring/Summer 2017

  • Underground Dance Centre (Toronto) Summer 2016

  • Broadway Dance Center (New York) Summer 2015

  • Martha Graham School of Dance (New York) Summer 2015

  • Broadway Dance Center (New York) Summer 2014