Menina Fortunato

Menina has dedicated most of her life inspiring others through her dance career while sharing the big screen, and big stage with some of the worlds biggest celebrities including Earth Wind & Fire, Luis Miguel, Britney Spears, Beyonce, MC Hammer, Carmen Electra, Rain to name a few. Menina’s film credits include Nickelodeon’s Spectacular!, C.L.A.S.S., House Bunny, Kickin It Old Skool, Crank 2: High Voltage, & Poseidon. Select TV appearances include Star Trek: Enterprise, ALIAS as Jennifer Garners Dance Double, NBA All-Star Half-Time Show, The CBS Early, MAD TV, Blue Collar TV, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, VHI’s Celebrity Fit Club, Spike TV’s Guy’s Choice Awards.

She has been a dance educator for over 15 years and has had the privilege of judging and teaching thousands of dancers across North America with various companies such as 5678 Showtime, Dance World Cup, Celebration Talent, Rainbow Dance Connection, Stars of Tomorrow, PDTA (Professional Dance Teachers Association), Tam Jams, Dance Masters of America, Dance Caravan, Footloose, Pacific Coast Talent Showcase, Pro Master Classes and of course Core Dance.

She has walked a path that many have only dreamed, and takes great pride in helping others do the same. She has developed a program, The Hollywood Summer Tour with the intention to educate, prepare and inspire serious dancers wishing to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry.

This past year has been incredibly special since she became a new mom. She was touring the US with Nuclear Cowboyz a motocross arena show in the first trimester of her pregnancy. Then she created her own prenatal dance workout DVD, as well as did maternity modeling for various maternity clothing companies including KM Maternity, Linderbra and Bikini Thief, and was even featured on TV Guide’s Fashion Team. Two weeks before giving birth she produced, directed and co-choreographer a music video for pop artist Jordan Setacci. Within weeks of becoming a new mom, she was already back teaching again. Nothing seems to slow her down. She manages to always stay busy and pro-active with her career.