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Northeast Dance Center is located at:

475 Old Hwy 8 NW, Suite 290
New Brighton, MN 55112


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NorthEast Dance Center Faculty

Abbie Montermini - Owner and Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap & Musical Theatre Dance Instructor

Abbie has been teaching dance in the Twin Cities since 2002, specializing in classical ballet and pointe instruction. Over the years she has taught in a variety of settings to a wide variety of students from age 3 to adult. She received her training in St. Paul and Minneapolis through Midwest Youth Dance Theatre, Ballet Arts Minnesota/MDT, and has continued her education through classes, seminars, and workshops in both the Twin CIties and around the country. She has performed locally with Out on a Limb Dance Company, Metropolitan Ballet, and St. Paul City Ballet/St. Paul Ballet. Abbie has taught ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, jazz, musical theatre, and tap in churches, community education programs, community theaters, and of course dance schools and studios. One of her most memorable teaching experiences came in 2007 when she was able to teach and translate for the summer ballet intensive at Emmanuel Children's Home in Juarez, Mexico. It is her passion to educate students in proper technique in order to develop each student's individual gifts and abilities to the utmost for the glory of God. She also believes that dance is best enjoyed when it is performed to bring joy to others so it is her mission to train students and enable them to perform as often as possible around the Twin Cities.


Abbie grew up in NE Minneapolis and currently lives in Mounds View MN with her husband and 4 children where life is a constant (and slightly crazy) dance party.


Christine Lee - Ballet, Tap and Modern Instructor

Christine has been dancing since age 5, studying ballet, pointe, tap, and jazz. She attended St. Paul Conservatory for the Performing Artists where she studied modern, ballet, musical theater, and various other forms of dance from professional artists in the Twin Cities. After graduating high school Christine was accepted to train with Cor Ignis Contemporary Dance Company located in Juarez, Mexico. She toured internationally with the company performing in original pieces. In this season she also taught ballet and gymnastics to disadvantaged children at Emmanuel Children’s Home (also located in Juarez) and grew immensely from the experience. Upon returning home, Christine has studied dance throughout the Twin Cities, including the University of Minnesota, Shapiro and Smith, Zenon, and more. She has found a passion for modern dance and for promoting dancing with excellence for God. As a teacher she hopes to share an excitement and enthusiasm for dance while being focused on bringing all glory to God.

Carlie Price - Ballet Instructor


Carliehails from Hydesville, CA and trained at Trinity Ballet Academy for 10 years studying classical ballet. She went on to complete her Associates in Behavioral Science from College of the Redwoods before moving to Minneapolis, MN to dance with YWAM’s international touring company where she had the privilege of performing in Hawaii, NYC, Mexico, and South Africa. Carlie then went on to complete her BA in Dance at Belhaven University where she had the honor of working with the Liz Lerman Dance Collective and performing Elite Syncopations by the Royal Ballet’s choreographer Sir Kenneth Macmillan. She then danced a year with Ad Deum’s second company under the direction of Shizu Yasuda. Coming full circle, Carlie is excited to be back in the Twin Cities and teaching for North East Dance Center!

Mari Anderson - Tap, Jazz, & Contemporary/Lyrical Instructor

Mari is a dancer, actor, and dance instructor who has performed with many local theaters. Mari also serves as our Bits of Broadway Summer Musical Theatre Camp Artistic Director.

Gabby Plaep - Dance Fitness, Ballet, Jazz, & Tap Instructor


Gabby trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern for 18 years. She choreographed and performed in Hope College's productions of The Nutcracker and with its Sacred Dance Ministry. She also performed in several Student Dance Showcases during her time there.

Gabby majored in Exercises Science and minored in Youth Ministry. In 2014, she became an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor and a certified Zumba Instructor in 2015 and began teaching classes at church and gyms. In 2016, she became an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Metafit HIIT Coach, and in 2018 she became Pilates certified. Gabby loves using her dance and fitness knowledge to help others become stronger, more confident, and closer to God.



Teaching Opportunities

We are always looking for experienced teachers to substitute classical ballet, pointe, creative movement, and musical theatre jazz and tap. If you are passionate about our mission and core principles and would like to teach or choreograph as an independent contractor, please send your resume to abbie@nedancecenter.com. 

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