- Dylan Shoenmakers, The Dance Current
Music’s powerful ability to connect human beings is at the centre of Dianne Montgomery’s artistic practice as choreographer, dancer and composer. Her values deeply align with the traditional tenets of tap dance---community building, intellect, perseverance, innovation, generational sharing, physicality, playfulness and mindfulness.
Recent projects include commissions from Fall for Dance North, Toronto International Tap Dance Festival and Citadel + Compagnie, residencies in Ottawa, Calgary and Washington D.C, collaborations with Juno Award winner Ron Davis and with the We Are One Jazz Project. Other notable work includes contributions to television (SNL, Warehouse 13), film (Gunless), music (Down and Out in Upalong) and live concert work (Feist). Dianne has produced workshops for Tony award winner Savion Glover and bebop legend Dr. Barry Harris, among others.