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Monternez Rezell Monternez Rezell, better known as Monty, was raised on the south-side of Chicago. He began to find his passion for dance and entertaining at a young age. Growing up he watched his favorite entertainer Michael Jackson, as well as James Brown and MC Hammer and taught himself how to move like those performers. By the age of 10 he was a singing and dancing machine. Later Monty began to teach himself different forms of street dance along with a group of friends from high school. The group would later be known as the world famous Stick and Move Dance Crew. He has choreographed/danced for Stick and Move Dance Crew, Culture Shock Chicago, Hip Hop Connexion Chicago and Movement Revolution Dance Crew.

Monty has traveled around the world performing in various events including Sumfest 2015 with Yazz the Greatest (Hakeem, Empire on Fox) and the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. Monty has also represented the USA in the World Hip Hop Championships in Bochum, Germany as a member of the USA dance team 2 years in a row. He has also choreographed, danced and taught at numerous events over the US including OKC tap festival, STL tap festival, Dance Chicago, Ben Fest 215, Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Sky (WNBA), Carnival Chicago Choreographer's Ball and many more. Monty has choreographed and danced for several R&B artists from Chicago. The list includes Ayona, Taejah and J-Soul. He has had the opportunity to be an opening act for Ciara as well as Chris Brown.>

Since the age of 18, Monty has been instructing authentic Hip Hop dance styles including Breaking, Popping, Locking and Street Funk as well as tumbling. He got his start by teaching with Jonathan St. Clair in the University of Hip Hop. Monty has a natural ability to teach, break down moves and choreograph for any level of students. His teaching experience includes Rhythm World/Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Dance Millennium at University of Wisconsin in Madison, St. Louis Tap Fest, Oklahoma City Tap Fest, Soul 2 Sole Studio, Elite Dance Academy, South West School of Dance, W Dance studio, Latin Dance Expressions, After School Matters, Stick and Move Youth Crew, Wheeling High School, Elk Grove High, Vivid Dance Company at Gold Star Academy of Dance and Innovation Dance Company at Vaughan Dance Academy.


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