Thousands of local dance fans purchased tickets this year to watch Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, Garden City Ballet, Headwaters Dance Company or performances at the University of Montana, but you could make an argument for even more people stopping at the
front window of the Downtown Dance Collective to watch any number of the classes happening inside the popular Main Street studio. Heather Adams
isn’t just a beautiful performer and well-versed teacher; her ambitious vision to open a centrally located dance mecca has helped bring the art form to the masses. She deserves a curtain call for her efforts, as well as this recognition from our readers.
2. Clare Antonioli
3. Kelli Neumeyer