Jaime Lyn Montana, Artistic Director of RDC, Co-founder of EMIAJ Movement LTD. (2003), 1995 graduate of Dean College, Franklin, MA, has had 39 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. Mrs. Montana 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 Awards at the New York Dance Festival, The Guidance Experience, Elite Dance Challenge & True Talent. 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 her 13th season as Owner & Director of Revelations Dance Center.
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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. Miss Lisa has been teaching at Revelations for the past six years.
COMPANY CONTEMPORARY/COMPANY JAZZ/JR. BALLET/JR. JAZZ/MUNCHKIN MINI JAZZ
Emily Wohl’s love for dance started at a very young age, taking classes throughout her youth. Emily started teaching at the early age of 15. She also was the assistant coach for Rocky Point High School’s dance team. Emily has studied at Broadway Dance Center in NYC taking classes in many different styles. Emily has competed in many dance competitions across the East Coast. Emily has performed many times in “Dance Celebration” at the Bald Hill Amphitheater in Farmingville. She was also very involved for two consecutive years with Dancers Responding To Aids and created shows by contributing with choreography, makeup, and costumes as well as performing in a great show for an amazing cause. Emily also opened and danced half – time shows for the New Jersey Nets. She continued her schooling at Suffolk Community College, where she continued to study dance and went on to receive her honors Associates degree in liberal arts. While in college Emily began teaching for Revelations Dance Center and other various dance studios on Long Island. Emily is happy to be back at Revelations and is looking forward to sharing her love for dance with all her students.
COMPANY HIP HOP/MUNCHKIN MINI HIP HOP/ADULT JAZZ
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 any way she is allowed to move her tappin' feet! We are thrilled to have Michele on the RDC team for the past ten years.
Miss Jeanne Marie started dancing at the age of 3, studying both on Long Island and in New York City. She began teaching dance at the age of 18 and continued studying and teaching throughout college. Miss Jeanne Marie danced competitively with Backstage School of Dance, all through high school. During that time, she was hired by Odyssey Productions, a local ballroom company and performed at events along the east coast from 1997-2002. Miss Jeanne Marie also danced in a modern dance company, Emiaj Movement Ltd, run by Miss Jaime Montana, from 2003-2005. She is excited to join the team at Revelations Dance Center and bring her joy of dance to others through teaching once again!