The Secret to

dancing your heart out!

with Mikey Minden and Montana Tucker

DANCE! It has incredible benefits for fitness, self-expression, and stress release. Whether you’re a dancing queen or have two left feet, you LOVE hearing about the journey of two of the most-respected dance professionals in the game. Mikey Minden is a highly sought-after choreographer and artistic director, and is the man behind the iconic Pussycat Dolls! Montana Tucker is a social-media sensation, regularly posting viral dance videos to her 2.4 million Instagram followers. The two join Robin to discuss fame, hard work, and the unmatched power of believing in yourself. Montana shares her inspirational story about overcoming bullying in school, and Mikey shares his struggles of coming up in the industry as a kid. Robin pulls some dancing tips, career advice, and juicy celebrity gossip from the two! Stay for our zesty Drink of the Day (you'll want to make this at your next dinner party) and a hilarious competition game at the end! This episode will make you want to get on the dance floor!

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mikey minden,  artistic director

LA native Michael Minden, better known as “Mikey,” is currently one of the industry’s most in-demand creative visionaries. He has created movement for such performers as Pitbull, Pink, Mya, Paris Hilton, Hilary Duff, K Michelle, Amber Rose, Keyshia Cole, Carmen Electra, Havana Brown, Usher and many more. Mikey has been sought out by the world famous Pussycat Dolls as artistic director and choreographer for the entire PCD brand. Throughout his time as the dolls’ artistic director, he has worked with many guest celebrities including, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian, etc. He has been featured on the CW network’s hit TV show, Pussycat Dolls presents: The Search for the Next Doll, and Pussycat Dolls presents: Girlicious. Other television shows include: “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” MTV’s Dancelife, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Dance Moms and currently on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”.

He is well experienced in coaching actors including Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Sheen, Cameron Diaz, David Boreanaz, Scarlett Johannsen, Matt LeBlanc, among others. A few of his commercial credits include Best Buy, Cingular, NBA, Old Spice, Carl’s Jr., and Skechers. Mikey’s work in television has been featured on Bones, Melrose Place, Two and a Half Men, Chuck, and Las Vegas.

Mikey is the winner of the 2006 MTV VMA Best Dance Video for Pussycat Dolls “Buttons,” and 2008 MTV VMA Best Dance video for Pussycat Dolls “When I Grow Up.” As well as being nominated in 2009 MTV VMA Best Chroegraphy for Pussycat Dolls “Jai Ho”. He has also been the artistic director and choreographer for award shows all over the world including: The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, MTV VMA’s, MTV EMA’s, MTV Movie Awards, Much Music Awards, The Billboard Awards and tons of others around the world. Mikey has since branched off and directed music videos for some of the hottest female pop artists in the past year. Trained at The Alvin Ailey School in NYC, while on Broadway playing “Chip” in The Beauty and the Beast. He was extremely fortunate to study under dance legends such as Marguerite Derricks, Michael Rooney, Otis Sallid, and Hinton Battle.

Thus giving him an extremely well rounded knowledge of technique and the history of dance. Mikey is a world renowned teacher himself, spreading his style of movement all around the world such as Tokyo, London, New York, Los Angeles, to name a few markets. He has toured on the famous Tremaine Dance Conventions, giving seminars to young dancers on what it takes to flourish in the dance industry. With an expansive experience in teaching, Mikey has the ability to educate dancers and groom them into professional dancers with an approach that is positive and inspiring.

His signature style of movement is inspiring to all ages, as his technical background merges with the commercial dance world seamlessly.

More information at www.mikeyminden.com 

montana tucker, professional dancer

Montana Tucker is the true definition of a bona fide triple threat with an extraordinary talent in singing, dancing and acting.  Montana’s resume reads like those of the music industry’s most successful artists. Part of this impressive resume includes opening for the likes of Ciara, Pitbull, Flo Rida and Lil Wayne, as well as the international success of a  45-date headlining tour in China. 2020 is set to continue this monumental climb with a brand new chapter in Montana’s career as she signed recently a deal at Mr. 305, with Pit Bull and CEO Robert Fernandez.  

 

With over 2.4 million followers, Montana has collaborated through her social media dance videos with such top artists as DJ Snake, Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Lopez and Jason Derulo to name a view.  She also is credited for choreographing and assisting in the production of  DJ Khaled’s music video "No Brainer" and DJ Snake’s music video “I Miss You” Clean Bandit, featuring Julia Michaels  

 

Ultimately, Montana Tucker’s goal as an artist is simple… she wants to touch people by entertaining them through her captivating performances and to constantly create innovative, positive content. She hopes to tour as many countries as possible and be able to share her passion with the masses around the world. 

 

Montana is currently nominated by iHeart Radio for their Social Star Award. Winners will be announced live on FOX March 29th, 2020.

 

Follow Montana on Instagram!: www.instagram.com/montanatucker

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