Dianne Montgomery is a tap dance choreographer, instructor and dancer. She has presented her choreography in the United States and Canada, and has performed throughout North America and Europe.
Dianne toured the world for two years with Canadian singer-songwriter FEIST as a tap dancer and shadow puppeteer. She also appeared as a member of Feist’s backing choir on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She performed as a shadow puppeteer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She danced in prestigious concert venues across North America and Europe, including Massey Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
She performed with tap companies Turn On the Tap and T.O. Tap and has worked in jazz clubs with musicians Alex Pangman, Kevin Clark and Sophia Perlman as an improvising soloist. She has tap danced on several music albums, including those of Paul Moran, Jimmy Dowling, Michael Martins and Carey West.
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 was a story contributor to Sook-Yin Lee’s Definitely Not the Opera, and appeared in the FEIST documentary Look at What the Light Did Now. 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”.
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.
Her upcoming projects are a full-length live program with Ron Davis' Symphronica and she is one of four Canadian choreographers commissioned to present choreography at at the Harbourfront Centre in the first Toronto International Tap Dance Festival in thespring of 2017.