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.
- Hip Hop
- Ballet Jazz
- 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:
- 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:
- 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:
- 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.
Founder and Owner of l'Academie de Danse de Montreal
Photo credit: Bo Huang
Head Team Coach
Guest Team Choreographer
Guest Team Choreographer
Guest Team Choreographer
Teacher Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop – kids, teens/seniors, pre-competitive, competitive teams
Guest Team Choreographer
Teacher - Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop - Pre-competitive teams & boys
Teacher – Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop – Teens, pre-competitive teams
Teacher - Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop - 4 and 5 years old, 6 to 8 years old, 9 to 11 years old
Teacher - Creative Dance – Hip Hop - Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop
Teacher – Classical Ballet – 6 to 9 years old
Teacher - Ballet - 4 to 5 years old
Teacher - Creative Dance – 3 years old, 4 and 5 years old
Teacher – Ballet Jazz & Hip Hop - 4 and 5 years old, 6 to 8 years old
Niki Elisabeth Angelis
Interviews and Awards
CFMB interviewJanuary 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 AwardsJanuary 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 Canadian Women Entrepreneur AwardsSeptember 2010
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 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 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
Just for Laughs PerformanceJuly 27 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 PromotionJuly 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 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 AttractionJune 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'.
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 MontgolfièreAugust 11 2013
L'Academie de Danse de Montreal's solo Jade Da Ponte was selected to perform at the Festival des Montgolfière
La VoixApril 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 EloiteFebruary 20th 2014
Students from l'Académie de Danse de Montréal presented a number at the « Bal Eloite »
Jeunes ProdigesJune 2015
L'Académie de Danse de Montréal's team 'Fierce' were chosen to perform a piece at the 'Jeune Prodiges' event.
Hearts for Autism FundraiserApril 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 Street Sidewalk SaleApril 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
Competition seasonApril 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 2014-2015April 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 HouseSeptember 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
Dance-a-thonJanuary 31, 2015
L’Académie de danse de Montréal's team 'M.a.d.ness' and 'Respect the Prestige' performed at an all-night Dance-a-thon supporting the Light House. L'Académie de danse de Montréal raised over $7000.
HEC MontréalOctober 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 FestivalApril 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 CancerOctober 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, Breast Cancer & Black History month performancesOctober 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.
Legends Workshop: Luther BrownSeptember 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'CNovember 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
For more videos, please visit our YouTube channel L'Académie de Danse de Montréal