Is a choreographer, composer, dancer, storyteller and educator
Dianne Montgomery is a dancer, choreographer and educator. She is the 2018/19 Artist in Residence for the Ottawa Rhythm Ensemble, she privately coached first soloist Chelsey Meiss Fain of National Ballet of Canada in her role as the Mad Hatter in the National's Alice in Wonderland in March, was an Open Studio artist for Fall for Dance North at Union Station in June, will be premiering original work at Night/Shift in October, is contributing to Rhythm&Sound's [Cinq]opation at the Meridan Theatre in October and is a member of the faculties for this year's Toronto Rhythm Initiative, Tapfest and Eastern Canadian Tap Conference. She recently sold out her full-length live collaborative show with Ron Davis' Symphronica and was one of four Canadian choreographers
commissioned by Toffan Rhythm Projects and Harborfrount Centre to present at the first Toronto International Tap Dance Festival, a project for which she also wrote the music. Her other choreographic credits include work for the Rhythm Ensemble, Toronto PRIDE, the Ottawa Rhythm Initiative and Montreal Tap Dance Festival. Dianne's previous work includes world touring with FEIST, appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and performances across North America and Europe, notably Massey Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. She has produced workshops for Savion Glover (Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Shuffle Along, Tony award winner and nominee), Joseph and Josette Wiggan (Cirque’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour) and Ali Bradley (STOMP, Tapology) among others. She has contributed to television, film, music and live theatre work: was featured on Sook-Yin Lee’s Definitely Not the Opera, and appeared in the FEIST documentary Look at What the Light Did Now. She contributed vocals to the opening sequence of the Paul Gross feature film Gunless and to the Travis Good-Gordon Pinsent-Greg Keelor album Down and Out in Upalong. She privately coached Allison Scagliotti of sci-fi series Warehouse 13 to prepare for the season finale, she opened the “!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival” in Istanbul, Turkey with a shadow work and choreographed and art directed for the Donna Grantis (Prince) Electric Band’s video “Gold Dust Reprise”.