About Us

Our Journey

We opened our doors in June of 2018 and we are thrilled to be already expanding our facility!

Our first RECITAL was wildly successful and we can't wait to make the next one bigger and better!

Our Owner

Jenny Montalvo grew up dancing competitively with the dance company at Melinda Leigh’s Performing Arts Center where she later started her teaching career. She also taught at Robin Adams Performing Arts before finding Eastern Shore Dance Academy, where she has been since 2005. Jenny went to the University of South Alabama where she was on scholarship as a member of the Prowler’s dance team from 2004 - 2007. In 2007, she was a part of the team that placed 3rd in the nation at the UDA National Competition. After graduating with a degree in business, Jenny went on to choreograph for the National Finals of America’s Junior Miss from 2004-2011. She was the Dance Director at Murphy High School in 2008 where she created the first dance showcase fundraiser for the schools’ dance company. She then was offered the job as choreographer and coach for the MGM High School and Spanish Fort High School dance teams. She was later promoted to director at ESDA of jazz and tap in 2010. In 2014, she started ESDA's first competition team where her students have been nationally ranked and won many scholarships and honors. Jenny's former students have become college dance team members, professional dancers, and started their own dance businesses. She lives in Wilmer with her husband and in 2015 they had their first child, Michael Paul.