Michael Montgomery of Long Beach, CA, trained at the Orange County High School of the Arts and studied at the Alvin Ailey School in the Certificate program. In 2011 he graduated from Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California. Michael was awarded the American College Dance Festival Association's best student performer award for the Southwest Region in 2008. In 2010, he joined LINES Ballet and was named a Shenson Performing Arts Fellow that same year. Michael was named to the list of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2013.