Jake Montanaro (originally from Long Island, NY; now Montclair, NJ) earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Montclair State University in 2020. While at MSU he performed works by Martha Graham, Ohad Naharin, Bill T. Jones, Alwin Nikolais, Kathleen Kelley, Lori Katterhenry and Fredrick Earl Mosley. When he is not dancing he is performing and teaching color guard at the world class level at The Cadets, The Black Watch, and at several high school teams across New Jersey. In the Winter of 2019 he performed in Ajijaak on Turtle Island at The New Victory Theater in NYC. He is also a co-founder of the Sakan Dance Company (NJ).