Courtney Fontes

Dance Instructor

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.