Mari Meade Montoya attended NOCCA (New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts) and North Carolina School of the Arts (B.F.A.). In NYC she has danced for Dana Salisbury, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Amanda Hinchey, CJ Holm and Barbie Diewald. She currently works at Dance New Amsterdam and NYCB. She started Mari Meade Dance Collective (MMDC) in 2009 after receiving the Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Institute.
Past MMDC performances include the Clark Theatres at Lincoln Center Institute, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, FLICfest, DUMBO Dance Fest , 92nd Street Y, Alvin Ailey Studies, Asheville Fringe Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Wired Arts , The Tank, Green Space Blooms, The Rover, Inhale Performance Series in Philadelphia, and Triskelion Arts.