As a proud finalist in the Arts & Culture category at the Notable Awards, the Saint-Leonard awards for best service company and nominee for the RBC Women Entrpreneur Awards, the Montreal Academy of Dance gives an unmatched dance experience of superior quality. With an incredible qualified profesdsional and outgoing staff, two spacious air-conditioned studios with 2 viewing areas for friends and family, students of all ages are sure to enjoy themselves in a fun and well-structured environment.

Classes offered

  • Hip Hop
  • Ballet Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Creative Dance
  • Classical Ballet
  • Competition teams

L’ACADEMIE DE DANSE DE MONTREAL is proud to invite you into its warm and welcoming home, which occupies 5300 square feet of newly renovated space. Our student’s passion comes to life in our facilities which include the following:

  • STUDIO 1: 25 x 75 FT
  • STUDIO 2: 23 x 55 FT

Each studio is equipped with:

ADDDM Studio 1 ADDDM Studio 2
  • Air Conditioning
  • 10ft high mirrors
  • State- of- the- art sound system with high definition speakers
  • Exceptionally well lit studios
  • Black lights for children activity and show preparations
  • Dimmer lights to diversify the mood of the classroom
  • Sound proofed walls to enhance noise reduction
  • Ballet bars
  • New hardwood floors

Two separate viewing areas:

ADDDM Studio 5 ADDDM Studio 4
  • VIEWING AREA 1 : 16 x 22 FT
  • VIEWING AREA 2 : 15 x 23 FT
  • Very spacious
  • 3 levelled seating arrangements to increase visibility
  • One way mirror to ensure student concentration, and parent comfort
  • Air conditioned

The facility also includes:

ADDDM Studio 3 ADDDM Studio 6
  • Large changing area
  • Separate Male/Female Washrooms
  • Spacious entrance, reception and front desk area
  • A children waiting area, equipped with a drawing table
  • Administrative Office
  • Bottled water reservoir
  • Large parking area

The facilities at L’ACADEMIE DE DANSE DE MONTREAL create an incredible family oriented environment, due to the fact that we not only prioritize our student’s needs but their family's needs as well.

Our Staff

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Melanie Hattem

Founder and Owner of l'Academie de Danse de Montreal

Photo credit: Bo Huang

Kristian Dalisay

Kristian Dalisay

Head Team Coach

Julie Dombrowski

Julie Dombrowski

Team Coach

Chandni Cote-Shah

Chandni Côté-Shah

Team Coach

Randi Liberman

Randi Liberman

Guest Team Choreographer

Vanessa Gagnon

Vanessa Gagnon

Guest Team Choreographer

Andrée-Anne Chauret

Andrée-Anne Chauret

Guest Team Choreographer

Celina Miras

Celina Miras

Team Coach

Eleonora Zoroddu

Eleonora Zoroddu

Team Coach
Teacher Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop – kids, teens/seniors, pre-competitive, competitive teams

Heidi Trudeau

Heidi Trudeau

Team Coach
Teacher- Contemporary

Sebastian Mersch

Sebastian Mersch

Guest Team Choreographer

Michelle McCurdy

Michelle McCurdy

Teacher - Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop - Pre-competitive teams & boys

Anisa Skora

Anisa Skora

Teacher – Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop – Teens, pre-competitive teams

Sabrina Santella

Sabrina Santella

Teacher - Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop - 4 and 5 years old, 6 to 8 years old, 9 to 11 years old

Claudia DiFranco

Claudia DiFranco

Teacher - Creative Dance – Hip Hop - Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop

Gabrielle Skalak

Gabrielle Skalak

Teacher – Classical Ballet – 6 to 9 years old

Juliana Sanzari

Juliana Sanzari

Teacher - Ballet - 4 to 5 years old

Tania Donfrancesco

Tania Donfrancesco

Teacher - Creative Dance – 3 years old, 4 and 5 years old

Brenda Paccione

Brenda Paccione

Teachers Assistant
Teacher – Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop - 4 and 5 years old, 6 to 8 years old

Fabiana Lapolla

Fabiana Lapolla

Teachers Assistant

Annie Cacchiotti

Annie Cacchiotti

Teachers Assistant

Samantha Diniro

Samantha Diniro

Teachers Assistant

Niki Elisabeth Angelis

Niki Elisabeth Angelis

Teachers Assistant

Interviews and Awards

Breakfast Televisions

Breakfast Televisions at L’Academie de Danse de Montreal

October 16th, 2016

L’Academie de Danse de Montreal appeared on Breakfast Television with host Catherine Verdon-Diamond.

Click the link to listen to the interview: Dancing at L’Académie de Danse de Montréal

CFMB Interview

CFMB interview

January 2015

The owner of L'Académie de Danse de Montréal, Melanie Hattem was interviewed on CFMB 1280 am radio Montreal

Click the link to listen to the interview: CFMB

Notable Awards

Notable Awards

January 2015

The owner of L'Académie de Danse de Montréal, Melanie Hattem was a nominee and finalist for the Notable Awards powered by Fusion in the Arts & Culture category.

RBC

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

September 2015

The director of L'Académie de Danse de Montreal, Melanie Hattem was chosen by the Royal Bank of Canada to do a story about her business experience as a young entrepreneur. RBC and Women of Influence nominated Melanie Hattem for the RBC Women Entrepreneur Awards

Musique Plus

Musique Plus interview

The owner of L'Académie de Danse de Montréal, Melanie Hattem was interviewed on the show 'Plus sur Commande' about the work that she did for the video game, 'High School Musical: Sing it !'

Click the link to watch the interview:Musique Plus

Click the link to watch the making of the game: "High School Musical: Sing it!"

The Gazette

The Gazette

2008

The owner of L’Académie de Danse de Montréal, Melanie Hattem, choreographed and danced the motion capture session for the video game High School Musical: Sing It!

Click the link to read the article: Le Gazette

Performances

Daffodil Ball

Angelike Falbo at Club Soda

September 5th, 2015

L’Académie de danse de Montréal's students Niki Angelis and Cindy Mateus perform at Club Soda alongside singer Angelike Falbo, choreographed by Celina Miras.

Daffodil Ball

Isaac “TEAM” music video

January 11th, 2016

Students from L’Académie de danse de Montréal were selected to participate in Isaac’s “TEAM” video clip, choreographed by Kritian Dalisay.

Click the link to view the video: Isaac - Team (Official Video)

Karl Wolf

Karl Wolf at Club Soda

January 30th, 2016

L'Académie de Danse de Montréal's team 'Fierce' were chosen to perform a piece for Karl Wolf’s concert at Club Soda.

Ambrogio

Ambrogio Association party

February 6th, 2016

L’Académie de danse de Montréal's teams Madness and Unity along with soloist Jenna Lapolla performed for the Ambrogio Association party.

Miss Polonia

Miss Polonia

February 7th, 2016

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's team Barebones performed a piece alongside singer Jaden Chase at Miss Polonia, who happened to be l’Academie de danse’s very own Gabrielle Skalak

Voix du Succès

La Voix du Succès

February 21st, 2016

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's teams Barebones and Fierce and duo Cindy Mateus and Abygail Renaud were invited to perform their pieces on the television show “La Voix du Succès”.

Daffodil Ball

Daffodil Ball

April 24th 2014

Students from L’Académie de danse de Montréal were selected to perform a number at the "Daffodil Ball".

Click the link to read the article: Diary of a Social Gal

Click on the link to view the video 2014 DAFFODIL BALL, a Diary exclusive.

Just for Laughs barebones

Just for Laughs Performance

July 27th 2013

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's teams Barebones, R.E.S.P.E.C.Tand soloist Jade Da Ponte were selected to perform at the Just For Laughs festival

Step Up Promotion

Step Up Promotion

July 23rd 2014

L’Académie de danse de Montréal’s team "M.a.d.ness" was chosen to perform their piece at La Ronde for the promotion of the movie "Step Up"

Shawn Desman

Shawn Desman at "Festival Sidanse"

June 14th 2013

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's very own Eleonora Zoroddu auditioned and was selected to perform as a backup dancer for Shawn Desman at the 'Festival Sidanse'

Jonas and The Massive Attraction

Jonas and The Massive Attraction

June 2015

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's very own Priscilla Espino auditioned and was selected to perform as a backup dancer for Jonas and The Massive Attraction at the 'Festival Sidanse'.

Caveboy

Caveboy

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's very own Jenna Lapolla, Jade Da Ponte and Alessia Riccio were selected by Caveboy to be a part of their official music video 'In The Grottos', choreographed by our very own Randi Liberman.

Click the link to watch special behind the scene footage: Caveboy - In the Grottos [Behind the Scenes]

Click the link to watch the official music video: Caveboy - In the Grottos [Official Music Video]

Festival des Montgolfiere

Festival des Montgolfière

August 11th 2013

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's solo Jade Da Ponte was selected to perform at the Festival des Montgolfière

La Voix

La Voix

April 7 2013

Students from L’Academie de Danse de Montreal were invited to perform a piece on the finale of the show 'La Voix'

Le Bal Eloite

Le Bal Eloite

February 20th 2014

Students from l'Académie de Danse de Montréal presented a number at the « Bal Eloite »

Jeunes Prodiges

Jeunes Prodiges

June 2015

L'Académie de Danse de Montréal's team 'Fierce' were chosen to perform a piece at the 'Jeune Prodiges' event.

Hearts for Autism

Hearts for Autism Fundraiser

April 12 2013

L’Academie de Danse de Montreal’s Taline Karagopian organized the 'Hearts for Autism' fundraiser where students from the school participated in a dance performance.

Sainte Catherine Sidewalk Sale

Sainte Catherine Street Sidewalk Sale

April 12 2013

L’Académie de danse de Montréal’s teams 'Barebones', 'M.a.d.ness', 'Pure Poise', and 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T' performed their piece at the Eaton center for the promotion of the Sainte Catherine sidewalk sale.

Achievements and Community Work

Dormez Vous

Dormez Vous

September 17, 2015

L’Academie de danse de Montreal’s Barebones performed for an event organized by Dormez Vouz in hopes to raise funds to to help women's shelters. Their main focus for our performance was to support inner strength and self confidence in women.

Leucan Flash Mob

Leucan Flashmob

September 20th, 2015

L’Academie de danse de Montreal’s teams performed a flashmob choreographed by Randi Liberman to raise funds for Leucan at Les Galleries D’Anjou. L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's very own Fabrizio Manucci shaved his head to support the cause.

Angelike & Marco’s Christmas Concert

Angelike & Marco’s Christmas Concert

December 5th, 2015

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's students performed in a Christmas Concert alongside singers; Angelike Falbo, Marco Bocchicchio, Jaden Chase and Lukay.Directed by Melanie Hattem, the event raised over $10,000 benefitting The Montreal Children’s Hospital foundation.

Angelike & Marco’s Christmas Concert

Make-A-Wish

December 5th, 2015

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal and the Make a Wish Foundation teamed up to make Kennyah’s dream of being a pop star come true. She performed at the Make A Wish Foundation gala in Toronto.

Black History Month

Black History Month

February 11th, 2016

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's team Prestige performed their piece for Black History Month at Nesbitt Elementary School and Rosemont high.

The spirit of giving

The Spirit of Giving

December 15th, 2015

L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's very own Celina Miras and Prisilla Espino perform alongside singer Jaden Chase in the Spirit of Giving Campaign’s Closing Ceremony Holiday Concert hosted by the English Montreal School Board and CTV news.

Danceathon

Dance-a-thon

January 30th, 2016

L’Académie de danse de Montréal's teams Respect and Unity performed at an all-night Dance-a-thon supporting the Light House.

Casa Care fashion show

Casa Care Fashion Show

March 12th, 2016

L’Académie de danse de Montréal's team Madness performed their piece at the Saint-James Theatre for the 13th annual Casa Care fashion show benefitting The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Competition Season

Competition season

April 12 2013

L’Académie de danse de Montréal’s teams 'Barebones', 'M.a.d.ness', 'Fierce', 'Unity', 'Freedom', 'Pure Poise', 'Dignity' and 'R.E.S.P.E.C.T' as well as soloists Gabrielle Skalak, Abygael Renaud, Julia Renallo, Cindy Mateus, Jade Da Ponte, Nikki Angelis and Jenna Lapolla all participated in this year competitions 'Hit The Floor', '5-7-8-9 Show Time', 'RepreZent' and 'Bravissmo'.

Look Back 2014-2015

Look Back 2014-2015

April 12 2013

A look back at the events that students from L’Académie de danse de Montréal participated in.

Click on the link to view the video Look Back 2014-2015

The Light House

The Light House

September 2014

L’Académie de danse de Montréal's team 'M.a.d.ness' was asked to spend the day and perform a piece for the children at The Light House to raise awareness and funds.

Click on the link to view the video The Light House

Danceathon

Dance-a-thon

January 31, 2015

L’Académie de danse de Montréal's teams Respect and Unity performed at an all-night Dance-a-thon supporting the Light House.

HEC Montreal

HEC Montréal

October 2014

The owner of L’Académie de danse de Montréal, Melanie Hattem appeared as a guest speaker at HEC Montreal University. Mentoring future entrepreneurs about starting up a small business.

Quebec Youth Festival

Quebec Youth Festival

April 14 2013

Melanie Hattem was invited by the 'Quebec Youth Dance Festival' as a guest speaker, and L’Academie de Danse de Montreal’s team 'Pure Poise' competed and finished in third place.

Light the Night walk for cancer

Light the Night Walk for Cancer

October 2014

L’Academie de Danse de Montreal’s team 'M.a.d.ness' and 'Pure Poise' performed at the Light the Night Walk for Cancer to raise awareness. Our team 'Orange is the New Black' raised of $5000.

Children's hospital

Children's hospital, Breast Cancer & Black History month performances

October 2014

L’Academie de Danse de Montreal students collected over 150 gifts for the Children's Hospital during the Christmas holidays. Also, many performances were dedicated to raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Foundation and Black History Month.

Workshops

Legends Workshop: Luther Brown

Legends Workshop: Luther Brown

September 28th, 2013

Choreographer for “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and more, Luther Brown, was invited to L’Académie de danse de Montreal to teach an intensive workshop to the students of the school.

Legends Workshop: Twitch & Lil'C

Legends Workshop: Twitch & Lil'C

November 19th, 2011

Choreographer and judge of So You Think You Can Dance, Lil 'C, and finalist of So You Think You Can Dance and actor of Step Up 3D and Step Up 4, Twitch were invited to L'Académie de Danse de Montréal to teach an intensive workshop to the students of the school.

Click to watch the video: Legends Workshop: Twitch & Lil'C

Lil'C Workshop

Lil'C

January 29th, 2011

Choreograph and judge on So You Think You Can Dance, Lil’C, was invited to L’Académie de danse de Montreal to teach an intensive workshop to the students of the school.

For more videos, please visit our YouTube channel L'Académie de Danse de Montréal

Luther Brown

Dancing at L’Académie de Danse de Montréal
Breakfast Television

Lookback 2014-2015

Look Back
2014-2015

High school musical

'High School Musical'
motion capture video

A year in the making 2015

A Year In The Making 2015