JAIME LYN MONTANA
Jaime Lyn Montana, Artistic Director of RDC, Co-founder of EMIAJ Movement LTD. (2003), 1995 graduate of Dean College, Franklin, MA, has had 32 years of extensive and eclectic dance studies which include Martha Graham Dance Studio, Alwin Nicholia Studio, Erick Hawkins Studio, Broadway Dance Center (master classes), Frank Hatchett, Makumi Sakato, Sue Samuels, Bill Hastings, Denise Jefferson and Savion Glover.
Ms. McKenna began her dance training at the age of five on Long Island and has received many competition accolades. Among her titles are Starpower Regional and National Champion Soloist in Lyrical and competitor in Ballet, Tap and Jazz; American Dance Spectrum Regional Dance Competition Champion in Ballet, Tap and Jazz; Choreographer for Brookhaven Theater Dance Guild “Dance Spectrum”; Dance Educators of American Dance Regional Competition Champion in Ballet, Tap and Jazz as well as the 2003 Outstanding Choreography Award at the New York Dance Festival.
Her performance and choreography experience include Disney's Big Red Boat; Disney World, Orlando; The Williamsburg Arts and Historical Center; as well as St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, NYC; a performance benefiting Dancers Responding to Aids, a branch of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. In 2009, Jaime was honored to co-produce the Rising Star Dance Competition, with all proceeds benefiting DRA
Jaime continues to further her dance education at yearly UDMA conventions, Rhee Gold Seminars, performances at such renowned dance venues as Jacob's Pillow, MA and City Center, NYC.
Jaime is happily celebrating six years as Owner and Artistic Director of Revelations Dance Center.
Cheryl began her dance training at the age of eight and has studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Belly Dancing, and Hip Hop at various local studios.
Throughout her study and career she has participated in competitions and conventions receiving numerous awards for her choreography on both the regional and national levels. Cheryl was the Dance Instructor for the Stony Brook University's Athletic/Wellness Center for several years, as well as Stony Brook University's Fitness/Dance Workshops and Conventions.
Cheryl continues to hone her dance skills at Broadway Dance Center in New York City as well as participating in the UDMA (United Dance Merchants of America) yearly conventions and conferences.
RDC is honored to have Cheryl with us for the sixth year as we look forward to many more.
Michele discovered her love for dance at the age of two. Throughout her dancing years, she has studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern,Lyrical, Irish Step Dance and Zumba. Her love for Tap was greatly inspired by Savion Glover and Gene Kelly.
In August 2001, Michele performed in an off-Broadway production of Break the Floor, directed by Gil Stroming. Michele attended class with tap choreographers such as Gil Stroming, Mike Minery and Greg Russel in preparation for this production. Additionally, Michele has studied with modern choreographer Mia Michaels, Hip Hop choreographer Dan Karaty and Irish Step Choreographer Colin Dunne. Michele was a member of the University of Rhode Island Dance Company during her college years, with her emphasis on Tap.
Michele continues to explore her love for dance while taking class at Broadway Dance Center and in anyway she is allowed to move her tappin' feet!We are thrilled to have Michele on the RDC team for the past five years.
Brian Viccaro began his training on Long Island and traveled to Massachusetts to obtain his degree in Dance from Dean College. During his time in Massachusetts Brian studied Ballet, Modern (Horton, Graham, Limon), Hip Hop (Breaking, Popping, House, Locking, Party, Vogue), Tap, Contemporary Dance and Jazz. Brian danced on a company in Boston from 2011-2012 called Unyted Stylz and has also interned for Lincoln Center in New York. Currently, Brian is the Vice President of Suffolk Theatre Arts & Recreation LLC which is a touring theatre company on Long Island. He choreographs and performs with them all year long. Here at Revelations, Brian directs the Concert Dance Program as 1 of 3 tracks offered by Revelations. Brian also teaches Hip Hop and assists with the companies marketing/social media campaign.
Lisa Grieger began her extensive dance training on Long Island. Upon graduating high school, She went on to continue her training and education in dance at Dean College. As a dance major, Lisa studied numerous styles of Ballet (Vaganova, Cecchetti), Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern (Limon, Graham, Horton, Cunningham) and contemporary dance. Along with technique classes, she also studied dance history, pedagogy and anatomy and physiology. During her time at Dean, Lisa’s choreography was showcased in multiple performances and in 2014, she received her Bachelors Degree. Lisa is thrilled to be apart of the Revelations family and looks forward to instilling passion, drive and confidence within her students.