Ema Whittaker Photography
(Featured In Strong The Magazine For Girls)
Montana L. Jacobowitz is a seventeen year old Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, and Advocate born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Montana takes pride in her efforts to bring attention to homelessness, education issues, bullying, abuse, climate change, and many other trending social issues. Her fundraising efforts are used to promote awareness to such issues. This year in April-May, Montana participated in a singing competition series by Jeffrey Osborne. In July 2019 Montana opened for the Queen's Youth Music Festival alongside, Jaleel White aka Steve Urkel (Sitcom Family Matters) Nathan Triska (TikToker), Mark Thomas (Singer/TikToker), JJ Hannon (Singer/TikToker), and even more! In June 2018 Montana performed at the Queen's Youth Music Festival last year, alongside performers such as, Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon), Grant Knoche (KidzBop), Lil Key (The Rap Game), and Sawyer Frederick (The Voice Season 8 Winner). During the summer of 2017, Montana opened for an Anti-Bullying Tour at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, The Bitter's End/ Wicked Willies in New York, NY, and in Wildwood, New Jersey on the Boardwalk. Acting credits includes Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life based on the James Patterson book series, Shake Off The World, PBS (Worldwide) TV Series Teenage Critic, Celebration of Music (RIPBS), and many more to name! One of her most memorable plays that she wrote was at the age of seven years old about her brother Arizona who is autistic; it became a school sensation and can be seen on YouTube, under "My Brother Arizona.”
The New England area welcomed Montana at the age of eight years old. Her parents signed her up for professional dance classes, singing lessons, acting lessons, and musical instruments (violin, cello, guitar, recorder, alto saxophone, piano, ukulele, etc.)
Montana has participated on various competition teams, including cheerleading, gymnastics, and dance (hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and a full acro production). Ballet and Pointe has been a passion of Montana’s since she was five years old, she began pointe’ at the age of eleven years old. Montana also, enjoys the movies, roller skating, skateboarding, amusement parks, swimming, horseback riding, freestyle dancing, and of course, social media.
Montana focuses on making music videos, to add to her credits, of covers & original music. Montana has already released her first original song called Let Me In in July 2019. She is currently working on releasing two more songs before the end of the year. She hopes to release a full EP, so keep an eye on that future project.
Montana's cover of Andra Day’s “Rise Up”, which can be found on YouTube, is particularly special to Montana, because it is dedicated to her brother, Arizona, who has been out of school since October 2013. Arizona was beaten up on his school bus while coming home from school. Everyday Arizona walks around with his green backpack with school supplies hoping to go back to school soon. Montana’s goal for Arizona is to help him RISE UP!
It is Montana’s goal to become a teacher, attorney, and a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador. She hopes to open up her own school one day and to teach the special needs population and protect their rights through advocacy and the legal process. Montana believes that everyone has a right to an education and should be allowed to excel to their fullest potential. She has long been inspired by Emma Watson (Harry Potter Movie Series) and her efforts as a U.N Ambassador. She believes that spreading peace throughout the World is a global effort and necessary to conquer poverty. Through social media, her music, dancing, acting, and advocating, Montana hopes to inspire others!