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Your new dance instructor

Developing a love for choreography and a knack for creativity, she began extending her services to clients hosting events ranging from galas and weddings, to flash mobs! After earning BFA in Dance Education and Performance in 2011, Laura was invited to join Ballet Hispanico II where, in addition to receiving specialized dance training, she was able to perform community outreach for neighboring youths in at risk neighborhoods. The lack of arts funding was devastating, and it sparked Laura's dream to make quality dance education affordable to all- no matter the cost. Laura balanced the rest of her time in New York City - by teaching young dancers at P.S 173, working as a waitress and fulfilling her professional obligations with the BHDos. Making the decision to leave New York was difficult, but knew she had to leave her mark where it all started-- at home...


Since returning to Massachusetts in 2017, Laura has been an active member of the dance community, training young artists on a one-on-one basis and developing her teaching curriculum, while building the same safe haven that helped her blossom into the artist and activist she is today.


Laura lives in the Lawrence area with her fiancé, Kevin, their son, Dawson, along with one very special pup, Ollie. She is blessed with the most supportive family and is extremely grateful to share her love of dance with them (AND YOU!!!) for years to come.

Laura Montás is an Afro-Latina American Dancer and Choreographer. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Laura came to the United States at the age of 5 with little knowledge of what this country had to offer. She found friendship and community in Lawrence Ballet Academy and spent most of her childhood training in the art of ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and folkloric dance. Laura has performed for events throughout the city of Boston and festivals abroad.


At age 14, she was accepted into Boston Arts Academy-- Boston's first pilot school for the visual and performing arts. While in attendance, Laura performed choreographic masterpieces by Nathan Trice, Pedro Ruiz Jr. (Ballet Hispanico), Sean Currán, Ronald K. Brown, Jennifer Scanlon (Jose Limòn) and the dance department's esteemed faculty. In 2006, she received the Boston Arts Academy's Dance Award and the Young Arts Merit Award (NFAA).  She graduated BAA with high honors in 2007.

That Fall, Laura accepted SUNY Purchase College's Merit Scholarship and enrolled into the Class of 2011. Training under a world-renowned faculty, she acquired the discipline, experience, and expertise she needed to launch her professional career. She was honored with the opportunity to perform at the 2009 National Latin Pride Awards, where she premiered her first independent project, entitled "La Sima." 

Meet Laura

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