Mia Chennault has been dancing at Kings Dance Center since the age of 2, and has been a member of the Dancers Unlimited competition team since she was 5. Mia has also preformed with the Sacramento ballet in their production of the Nutcracker as the lead role of Clara, as well as several other supporting roles. Mia was Miss Kings County’s Outstanding Teen 2022, and competed at the Miss California’s Outstanding Teen pageant where she won 3rd runner up. She was also awarded KDC’s “Dancer of the Year” title in 2022! In addition to her experience in dance, Mia has also been on the Hanford West Varsity cheer team for 3 years. She is very excited to share her love of dance with her students!
Claire Fierro has grown up dancing at Kings Dance Center for the past 14 years. She is also dancing on their competitive dance team, Dancers Unlimited. She gained additional experience with the "Dance League" Company when she was 14 years old, and has received many accolades for her solos. She has played Varsity Basketball for Redwood High School and is a life long member of California Scholarship Federation club. She also enjoys doing volunteer work in her spare time and is very involved in the Catholic Church of Visalia. Claire has also assisted and trained alongside Martha Kelly-Fierro and is now instructing on her own here at KDC. Claire is very excited to begin her new teaching role.
Courtney Fontes walked into her first ballet class at the age of 3 and at 8 years old, joined the very first Dancers Unlimited Mini’s Competition Team. Courtney has trained in various styles of dance including, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Tap and began teaching at age 15. As a member of Dancers Unlimited for 9 years, she was the recipient of several scholarships from competitions/conventions like West Coast Dance Explosion, KAR, Encore, LA Underground, and 1st Overall Awards for her solos. She was also a member of Martha Kelly-Fierro’s company Altered Modalities for 2 years before moving to Los Angeles for college. While pursuing a career in the film and television industry, she taught at a handful of local dance schools and was a cast member at Disneyland Parks, performing in the 50th Anniversary and Christmas parades. Courtney earned a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema and Television Arts with a focus in Television Production from California State University, Northridge. Her knowledge and experience in production is broad, she has held many titles like production assistant, editor, camera operator and producer, to name a few. She has worked on short and long-term projects for companies like Mandeville Films (Walt Disney Studios first look), Sony Pictures, Madison Gate Records, Toyota, Facebook/Instagram (Meta), MTV/Vh1 and Comedy Central. Courtney also fell in love with aerial arts and has been training in silks, lyra and hammock for 8+ years, and has been an instructor for 6 years. After moving back to Lemoore, Courtney completed a Nutritional Therapy Program and is now a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She is also excited to be back at her home studio sharing her love of dance with her students.
Contemporary is for age 9+ ~ 1.25 hours to 1.5 hours depending on level/age. Dress Code: Any comfortable attire. Athletic shorts, tank tops and t-shirts are okay. NO JEANS. Jazz shoes or sometimes barefoot if the teacher prefers. Hair in a Ponytail.
Lyrical is for age 6+ ~ 45 Minute Class Dress Code: Any comfortable attire. Athletic shorts, leotards, fitted tops and t-shirts. Shoes: Dance Paws or Ballet Shoes and hair in a Ponytail.
Hip Hop is for ages 4+ ~ 45 Minute Class Dress Code: Any comfortable attire. Athletic shorts, tank tops, t-shirts are okay. NO JEANS. Clean Tennis Shoes and hair in a Ponytail.
Tap is for ages 6+ ~ 45 Minute Class Dress Code: Any comfortable attire that your dancer can move in. Athletic shorts, tank tops, t-shirts are okay. NO JEANS. Black leather tap shoes. (Preferably not patent leather) Hair in a Ponytail.
Jazz is for ages 6+ ~ 45 min to 1.5 hours depending on level/age. Dress Code: Any comfortable attire that the dancer can move in. Athletic shorts, tank tops, t-shirts are okay. NO JEANS. Tan Jazz Shoes, Hair in a Ponytail
Ballet is for ages 6+ ~ 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on level/age Pre-Pointe starts at age 10+ Pointe starts at age 12+ with teacher approval Dress Code: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun
Combo Classes are for ages 4-5 ~ 45 Minute Class Options Include: Ballet/Jazz (Ballet Shoes), Ballet/Tap (Tap Shoes) Dress Code: Black or Pink Leotard/Dress, Pink Tights, Hair in a Bun/Ponytail