Director and instructor at Allegro Dance, Jenn Montie has been teaching dance since 2003. For the last eight years, she has been assistant director for a local youth ballet company and decided it was time to start something of her own! She has performed in and has set numerous Ballets including "The Nutcracker", "Swan Lake", "Coppelia", "Grad Ballet", and "Les Sylphides".
Since 2008, Jenn has been fully certified in STOTT Pilates Levels 1 & 2. During the day, you can find her training clients at Equilibrium Pilates Studio. Her knowledge of Pilates enables her to train dancers in a safe and effective manner.
In 2015, she became certified as an American Ballet Theatre instructor. Jenn loves to pass her passion of dance onto young dancers. Along with emphasizing proper technique, her goal is to develop artistry and confidence within each dancer. From her years of teaching, she has formatted each class to be physically and psychologically appropriate for that specific age group and level. This allows each child the best opportunity to grow, learn and develop their dance technique safely and without feeling overwhelmed. Jenn sees it as her job to ensure that every student that dances with Allegro Dance, whether a recreational dancer or a serious dancer that may want a career in dance, receives premier dance training so that they have the ability to do whatever they choose with their knowledge of dance!
Abby started her dance training at Deborah's Stage Door for the Performing Arts in Rochester Hills as a child. She has attended numerous summer intensives including the Radio City Rockette Intensive in NYC and The School of Rock Ballet in Philadelphia. She started her college career at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then transferred to Western Michigan University where she performed on their dance team. Besides dancing, Abby has a passion for teaching. Abby graduated from WMU with a BA in dance and is excited to join our team!
Allegro Dance can be found inside Studio-H at Equilibrium Studio, conveniently located in the Bloomfield Medical Village.
Our spacious studio is equipped with modern sprung dance floors that aid in shock absorption and help avoid injuries common among dancers.
Across the walkway from Allegro Dance is Equilibrium Pilates Studio. Equilibrium Pilates Studio has been training clients in Pilates and Gyrotonics since 1997. Private and group sessions are available to you throughout the day so you can stay active while your child takes class at Allegro Dance!