Artistic Company Director/Owner
Adia Reyna is a Choreographer, Dance Instructor, and Company Director. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she started her love for dance in the HISD after school program. She was inspired by the music and the freedom of movement. Her mother noticed this passion and dedication to the arts and enrolled her to a small dance studio nearby, Valerie’s Dance Studio. This is where she began the love of dance. At the age of twelve, Adia began tumbling at a small local gym where she was able to improve her technique for Cheer. She cheered for three years and returned to dance to compete in drill. She attended Pasadena Memorial High School where she taught and served as an officer her senior year. In 2008 she attended San Jacinto College South and taught at STEPS Dance Studio in Deer Park. Adia taught ballet, tap, jazz, tumble, and assisted in company. At San Jacinto College she performed in the dance company and studied ballet, modern, and jazz. She graduated with an Associates in Dance and furthered her education at the University of Houston. She had the wonderful opportunity to dance with the wonderful Cougar Dolls, the University of Houston's dance team, and completed her Bachelor’s in Education and certification in Dance. Now she is a second grade teacher at J.P. Henderson Elementary. Adia has taught dance over ten years at several studios and received many recognition throughout her years such as Choreography Awards, National Championships, and placed in the top ten over alls. She still educates herself in dance by taking classes and participating at conventions with great choreographers such as Chris Judd, Mia Michaels, Twitch, and Tessandra Chavez. Adia has a wonderful supportive family and a beautiful dog name Luna. She is excited to share her passion to her students at Artists in Motion and In Motion Dance Company,
In Motion Dance Company had a successful first year.
Overall Highest Score Division ages 6-8 "In His Kiss' (2018 I Love Dance)
Musicality/Choreography Award "Covergirl" (2018 I Love Dance)
Overall Highest Score in the Intermediate division "Groovy Baby" (2018 I Love Dance)
Overall Highest Score of the event "Groovy Baby" (2018 I Love Dance)
Overall High Score 3rd place Intermediate division ages 7-9 "Time After Time" (2018 Rainbow)
Overall High Score 4th National Finalist "All About Me" (2018 In10sity)
Overall High Score 4th National Finalist "Groovy Baby" (2018 In10sity)
Overall High Score Top 5 National Finalist "Time After Time" (2018 In10sity)
Studio and Competition Instructor
Ariel began her dancing career at age at a young age. From the studio to school Ariel was a member of the drill team at Pasadena Memorial High School. Here she lead the team as Colonel and graduated in 2009. She followed her passion for dance into her college years. She attended San Jacinto College and danced in their dance company. She performed in many of their shows. From the San Jac Dance Pac company to the UH Dance Ensemble, to being a guest performer for Karen Stokes Dance, Ariel Montemayor has performed for the past 7 years in Houston. She recently graduated with Cum Lade Honors with a focus in Interdisciplinary Arts and a BA in Dance from the University of Houston. After working with HISD and PISD, Montemayor is now a pre-ballet and creative movement dance instructor at Jewish Community Center and a current company member of 6 Degrees.
Ariel is excited to take on this new journey with Artists In Motion as an instructor and choreographer.