Abbie Montermini - Owner and Ballet, Pointe, & Musical Theatre Dance Instructor
Abbie has been dancing and performing for over 20 years and has been teaching dance in the Twin Cities since 2002, specializing in classical ballet and pointe instruction. Over the years Abbie has taught in a variety of settings to a wide variety of students from age 3 to adult. She has taught ballet, pointe, lyrical, modern, jazz, musical theatre, and tap in churches, community education programs, 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 and currently lives in NE Minneapolis with her husband and 3 children. When she isn't teaching in the studio she is probably at home with them reading or dancing. She is excited to bring a dance studio to her "home" community.
Christine Lee - Ballet, Tap, Jazz, 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.
Rebecca Culp - Ballet & Modern Dance Instructor
Bio Coming Soon
Morgan Soencksen - Ballet Instructor
Morgan bagan dancing at age 3, in Bel Air, MD and at age 7, after moving to MN, began classes at Sondance Studios in Spring Lake Park, MN for the next 9 years. Morgan trained in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and pointe. Morgan also studied at St. Paul Ballet, where she performed in Clara’s Dream, and an excerpt from Les Sylphides. Morgan finished her last year of highschool dancing at and taking part of the Teacher Training Program at NorthEast Dance Center. She is excited to be able to live out her childhood dream of becoming a dance instructor here at NEDC. In addition to her passion for dance, Morgan begins Century College in the fall to pursue a degree as an EMS Paramedic. She presently holds a license as a certified EMR and EMT.
Maddie Brinker - Ballet and Musical Theatre Instructor
Maddie has been dancing since the age of three and in 2015 she began dancing at Northeast Dance Center. She joined the NEDC Teacher Training Track in 2015 and assisted dance classes for 2 years. As a student at NEDC she performed in many formal and informal performances in addition to dancing in the ensemble of Mary Poppins at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. After teaching at NEDC this summer, Maddie will continue her dance training at Grand Canyon University.
We are always looking for experienced teachers to teach 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.