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Hometown

United States, Fort Myers

Bio

Giana Montoya is a professional dancer, actress, choreographer, and director of Shiva Latina. She inspires her students to reach new levels in both social and professional dancing. She fuses her skills and extensive training in Salsa, Latin, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical theatre, Yoga, Burlesque, Modern, and Flamenco, creating powerful, emotional, and sexy performances. She is the 2006 and 2007 champion of the “So You Think You Can Dance” HSF Freestyle Competition (San Jose), the 2009 Professional J&J Competition (SJ), and has performed and competed at such events as the Mayan Competition (Los Angeles), the West Coast Salsa Congress, Las Vegas Congress and the SF Salsa Congress. Montoya has been a guest instructor and performer for many venues across the country. In 2009, she founded her dance company, Shiva Latina, in Sacramento, CA, and has since expanded coast-to-coast to Florida where she has joined her partner, Nery Garcia.