CREATIVE MOVEMENT / COMBO 1 / COMBO 2 / ACRO / BALLET / TAP /JAZZ / HIP HOP / MODERN
Jaime Montana, Artistic Director of RDC, co-founder of EMIAJ Movement LTD. (2003), 1995 graduate of Dean college, Franklin, MA, has had 41 years of extensive and eclectic dance studies which include Martha Graham Dance Studio, Alwin Nicholia Studio, Erik Hawkins Studio, Broadway Dance Center (master classes), Frank Hatchett, Makumi Sakato, Sue Samuels, Bill Hastings, Denise Jefferson and Savion Glover. Mrs. Montana began her dance training at the age of 5 on Long Island and has received many competition accolades. Among her titles are Starpower Regional and National champion soloist, American Dance Spectrum Regional champion, choreographer for Brookhaven Theater Dance Guild, Dance Educators of America. Jaime has received many choreography awards from various competitions over the years and continues her dance education herself with conventions and seminars such as Rhee Gold’s dance life teacher conference. Jaime has performed on Disney’s Big Red Boat and has worked with such groups as Dancers responding to Aids, a branch of Broadway Care. For a short time Jaime co-produced “Rising Star “ Dance competition but ultimately found her home in the dance world by providing a home for dancers of all ages, levels and backgrounds.
COMPANY / LEAPS & TURNS / TAP / JAZZ / HIP HOP / CONTEMPORARY / BALLET
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 (Vagonava, 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. Miss Lisa is excited to be teaching at Revelations for her 7th year.
JUNIOR BALLET / SENIOR BALLET
Having trained from an early age in a variety of dance styles, Bernadette's primary focus as an educator has been classical ballet. Bernadette's early training was in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. She attended Marymount Manhattan College on full scholarship where she graduated with a BFA in Dance. She has studied with highly respected ballet masters including Finis Jung, Katie Langan, Katia Galeznova, Robert Christopher, Harry Precht, and Patricia Wesche-Monaco. With over 20 years of teaching experience. Bernadette still considers herself a student, having never stopped taking classes and pursuing growth and development. As an adult, she has had the privilege to study with Svetlana Caton, Venti Petrov, Leslie Browne, Katherine Healy, Veronica Lynn, and ballet legend Lupe Serrano. Bernadette is very excited to be joining the faculty at Revelations and is looking forward to sharing her love of ballet and instilling proper technique in her students.