Susan Lamontagne (Ballet, Jazz/Musical Theater Dance, Conditioning, Pas de Deux, Zumba) started dancing at age 3. Her training includes Classical Ballet, Jazz (lyrical and Musical Theatre), Modern and tap. She has trained in NY and Japan, as well as many other places throughout the US. Her 20-year professional performing career included Broadway, National and International Tours including the Tony Award winning Fosse (Original B’way company), Cats (Demeter – Broadway, National Tour & Germany), Red, Hot & Blue (Papermill Playhouse), West Side Story (Gratziella – National & European tours), Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby (Original Tiger Lily), Starlight Express (Ashley – Germany & Las Vegas) and A Chorus Line (Kristine) and NY Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow.
Susan is directing, choreographing and teaching theater arts in schools, dance schools and theater programs around the US. Her NH/VT Upper Valley Directorial/Choreography credits include: Pentangle and Artistree’s Cabaret, CATS & The Rocky Horror Show. NCCT’s On The Town (Dir/Choreo), Curtains, Footloose, Once On This Island, Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street (Choreo) and Opera North’s My Fair Lady. Out of town Directorial/Choreography work include Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Lend Me A Tenor, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz.
Susan considers it an honor and responsibility to pass on the techniques and styles of the many amazing choreographers, directors and mentors she’s had the privilege of studying while adding her own style. She is a much sought after master class guest artist instructor as well as being a board member for the Upper Valley’s City Center Ballet. Susan considers it a huge responsibility to help dancers to reach their personal potential in a healthy balanced way allowing them to take dance in whichever direction they choose while fostering skills that will help carry them through life for years to come.