Guest Teachers Faculty Bio | Courtney Ortiz | Steps on Broadway
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Courtney Ortiz
Courtney Ortiz, a native of,Baltimore, MD, is a 2007 YoungARTS award winner. Her professional dance and teaching career has allowed her to travel the world performing in places such as: Dubai, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Australia and France. Her career spans from stage to screen with credits including: Company Member with The Chase Brock Experience, Choreographer and Dancer on Youtube's hit web series "The Key of Awesome", Backup Dancer for PSY and Chris Brown on "The Today Show", Dancer for Heidi Klum on E! Network, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes. One of her favorite and most memorable credits was performing throughout Europe on the International Tour of the classic musical West Side Story.

Most recently, Courtney performed in the 1st National Tour of Finding Neverland, Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights, and the first ever revival in 30 years of Jerome Robbins' Broadway at The Muny's 100th Season in St. Louis, MO! You can also catch Courtney's feet tap dancing in the hit FX series, "Fosse/Verdon," where she was the dance double for Young Bob Fosse! Outside of performing, she has been a dance educator and adjudicator for over 10 years. She has worked for numerous dance conventions and is a current faculty member with REVEL Dance Convention where she teaches Jazz and Broadway Jazz since their very first season. Courtney is also the proud founder of her women-owned small business Impact Dance Adjudicators and the host of their dance podcast "Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast."

Courtney's Jazz and Theatre Jazz classes focus on style, musicality and dynamics. Class always begins with a full 30-minute warm up incorporating cardio, strength training and dynamic stretches. Her across the floor progressions focus on weigh transfers, directional changes, and grounded travel. Finally, class will end with a stylized, challenging combo to a fun jazzy jam! Check out a glimpse into Courtney's classes on her YouTube channel and follow her on Instagram to stay up to date on when she is teaching next! @courtney.ortiz