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April 28-29  Manahawkin, NJ

Venue:

Stafford Township Arts Center

1000 McKinley Ave

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Master Class Instructor: Courtney Ortiz

Courtney Ortiz, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a 2007 youngARTS award winner for Modern Dance. Her professional dance career has allowed her to travel the world performing in places such as: Los Angeles, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Alaska, Australia and France. While living in New York City, Courtney has had the opportunity to perform in many productions including Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, the dance musical Petrouchka at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Radio City Music Hall and in Broadway Bares at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She has been seen on TV back up dancing for Korean Superstar PSY for his "Gentleman" debut on The Today Show, behind Chris Brown for his "Fine China” release, working out alongside Madonna promoting her MDNA World Tour and modeling alongside Heidi Klum for her Lingerie Line in "Macy's Fashions Front Row" on E! Network. Other professional credits include: numerous music videos, Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, Hearthstone Worldwide Video Game Commercial as “Annoy­-O­-Tron”, Choreographer and Featured Dancer in YouTube's hit web series The Key of Awesome, The Aluminum Show in Madrid, Spain, David's Bridal Commercial and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. One of her favorite & most memorable credits was performing throughout Europe in the classic musical West Side Story as the Assistant Dance Captain and Jet Girl on the International Tour, where they performed for 10 weeks at the world renown Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France. Most recently, Courtney just finished performing in the 1st National Tour of the Broadway Musical "Finding Neverland" with choreography by Mia Michaels and this summer she just finished performing in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights” at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Courtney loves judging and teaching Master Classes around the country and is on staff with numerous dance conventions including Revel, Excel in Motion and Artistry Dance Invitational. You may have even seen her behind the judge’s table on Lifetime’s Dance Moms as a featured judge in Seasons 2 & 3! She is also the creator of IMPACT DANCE ADJUDICATORS, the first and only service providing professional level, pre­-screened, experienced Judges to Dance Competitions Nationwide. Currently, Courtney resides in New York City and represented by in-demand Commercial and Dance Agency, CESD.