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.
Christine is a graduate student at Fresno state, working towards becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has trained in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Hip-hop. She started dancing competitively at the age of 6, where she won numerous awards at both the regional and national level. She was on the KDC competition team, Dancer’s Unlimited, for 5 years before going to college at the University of California Riverside where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Dance. She has taught Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Contemporary, and Lyrical and worked with dancers ages 3-18. She is very excited to be back in the studio teaching again.
Brooke Faria graduated from Jefferson Charter Academy as a fluent bilingual student and currently attends Sierra Pacific High School. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and joined Kings Dance Center Dancers Unlimited Competition Team at the age of 7. Brooke has received training in Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Pointe, Jazz and Hip Hop. She has been the recipient of several dance scholarships from Hollywood Connection. Brooke has been a teacher's assistant for 4 years and has enjoyed assisting in classes from tiny tots to tweens. Brooke cannot wait to share her training and love of dance with others!
Maddy is a student at College of the Sequoias working towards a degree in Child Education. She has been dancing since the age of 5 and joined the competition team, Dancers Unlimited at the age of 7. She has trained in all styles of dance and has received dance scholarships from Hollywood Connection and NUVO. She is excited to join the teaching staff at KDC and share her love of dance with her students.
Amy is originally from Pasadena, Texas where she started dancing at the age of five. Amy’s dance career was facilitated through Dance Magic dance studio in Lancaster, California where she took classes and began teaching in 2002. She has taught dancers from the ages of three to adult in the tap, jazz, and ballet disciplines. Amy was also a member of three dance companies, which allowed for extensive growth in ballet and contemporary. She danced with the Antelope Valley Ballet, under the direction of Kathleen Burnett, for five years where she danced the part of Snowflake and Flower in several productions of the Nutcracker, Giselle’s Friend and a Wili in Giselle, and a swan in Swan Lake where she was featured with three other dancers as a big swan. She also participated in other annual spring shows that were a collaborative work of the artistic director and other notable choreographers from the area. Amy was also a part of the dance company through the local community college, Antelope Valley College, where she studied dance with several instructors. She also danced with a new modern company with a small number of rising talents of the area, Hidden Entropy Movement Project, in several shows. Dance continues to be a passion of her life!
A passion of Amy's has always been dance! She started young at the age of five and has continued to have dance as a large part of her life. She has taught ballet, jazz, and tap for a total of almost 20 years to students ranging in age from three to adult. A highlight of her dance background includes dancing with the Antelope Valley Ballet Company, where she performed in several ballets such as Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Giselle. Amy was also one of the first members of a new contemporary company in Lancaster, CA Hidden Entropy Movement Project. Teaching dance is a way for her to pass on her love of dance to the younger generations!
Darian Cunha is a Veterinary Technician student at San Joaquin Valley College. She has been dancing at Kings Dance Center since she was 15 months old. Darian has also been a part of the Dancers Unlimited Competition team since the age of 4. She has trained in numerous styles of dance including, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet and Tap. Darian has taken class from many professional dance instructors and has been awarded scholarships from Hollywood Connection Dance Convention. She has also performed on the stage of Disney’s California Adventure and the Miss California Pageant. Darian was crowned Miss Kings County’s Outstanding Teen in 2019 and won the Talent award at the Miss California competition where she performed her musical theater solo. She was also Fresno County Outstanding Teen in 2022. Darian cannot wait to share her experience of dance with her students!
Jillian Rogers is a student at West Hills College and is a graduate of Fresno Nursing Assistant Training Academy. She has been dancing at Kings Dance Center for over 15 years and was a member of the Dancers Unlimited Competition Team for 11 years. Previously, Jillian has performed with the Sacramento Ballet as the lead role of both Fritz and Clara in their production of the Nutcracker. Jillian has also studied with the American Ballet Theater and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. She was names KDC "Dancer of the Year" in 2020! As a competition team coach, her routines have won multiple 1st Overall awards! Jillian was Miss Kings County 2022 and competed at the Miss California Pageant. She enjoys all styles of dance and is excited to share her love of performing with the younger dancers.
Abigail has been dancing at Kings Dance Center since she was just a year old and has been part of the Dancers Unlimited Competition Team since the age of 6. She is at a student at California State University, Fresno majoring in Dance. She has been trained in several styles of dance including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap & Hip Hop. Dancers Unlimited has allowed her to perform her talents at many places including Disneyland and the Miss California Pageant. Abigail has been awarded numerous scholarships from Hollywood Connection, Nexstar Talent Competition, Thunderstruck and Believe Talent Competition. She became Miss Kings County Outstanding Teen in 2018 which brought her to the Miss California Stage and earned her a Talent Award for her musical theater solo. She was also honored to be chosen as KDC Dancer of the Year 2019.