Montana O’Brien started dancing at the age of four. Growing up she trained with Ballet Arizona, Bolshoi Ballet, The Jillana School, Colorado Ballet Academy, and Classical Ballet Academy. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet from the University of Utah where she performed in La Bayadère, Les Slyphides, and several original works including Bloom by Penny Saunders. At the University of Utah, she trained under Pablo Piantino, Calvin Kitten, and Jan Fugit among others.
After graduation, she relocated to Virginia to join Charlottesville Ballet and performed in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and an original work titled New Moon. In addition, Montana was a teaching assistant in Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion Team XL outreach program. However, she missed Colorado and moved back. She is excited to be joining the Colorado Ballet team. Outside of performing and teaching, Montana is a model and aerialist.