by: COURTESY OF MONTANA EFAW, Montana Efaw is one of 11 hip-hop dancers to tour with pop sensation Lady Gaga on the Monster Ball world tour, with a stop on Aug. 19 at the Rose Garden.

Montana Efaw continues to enjoy the good life, touring as a backup dancer with famed pop star Lady Gaga.

Now she performs in her hometown, as Lady Gaga brings her nationwide tour to the Rose Garden on Aug. 19.

Efaw, featured in the Tribune on Dec. 3, 2009, has been dancing with Lady Gaga during the 'The Monster Ball' world tour, which kicked off in November. One of 11 hip-hop dancers known as the 'Haus of Gaga,' she has been writing about her experiences on her Facebook page, and recently celebrated her 100th show.

The 2009 Lakeridge High grad, who started dancing at age 12 at Dance Vision in Portland, auditioned for the part and earned it, just five months after graduating from high school.

'While I feel like I am living the dream,' she said last year, 'I know that I've been preparing. I've put in a lot of hard work over a lot of years to get here.'

The tour features 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as stops in Europe.

- Jason Vondersmith

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