Janine Alicia Montag, a San Diego native currently living in Downtown Los Angeles, began her artistic journey with her 13-year commitment as a competitive gymnast. She continued her investigation of movement by attending the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. While at SDSCPA Janine had the amazing opportunity to perform in living-legend Donald McKayle’s choreography. This experience was the catalyst for her application and later acceptance into the UCI Dance Department where she danced in McKayle’s Etude Ensemble for 4 years. She graduated with a double B.F.A in Dance Choreography and Performance with an emphasis in Business Management. She is currently a trainee at Joya Kazi Unlimited, a Classical Indian Bollywood dance company and member of Diavolo’s Institute Company and her passion for dance service shines, teaching at several local in-school and afterschool programs in Los Angeles.