PRODUCER | DANCE EDUCATOR
| DANCER | ADJUDICATOR
Menina Fortunato, founder of MENINA ENTERTAINMENT, has been in the dance industry for 3 decades and maintains a hectic schedule working both in front and behind the camera, owning multiple dance businesses, traveling the world while juggling being a wife and mother of 3.
Menina has been seen by millions on TV and films including America's Got Talent, Latin American Music Awards, Star Trek: Enterprise, DC's Legend of Tomorrow, Guys Choice Awards, Alias, MAD TV, Blue Collar TV, Poseidon, Spectacular, Kickin It Old Skool and Celebrity Fit Club..
She has been fortunate enough to tour the world performing in front of stadium crowds of up to 60,000 people. She has worked with many recording artists including Britney Spears, Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Paula Abdul, Maluma, Carmen Electra, P!nk, Fergie, Luke Bryan, Earth Wind & Fire, MC Hammer, Victoria Justice, William Hung, Rain, Luis Miguel to name a few.
After the height of her performing career, Menina transitioned into production. She was as an associate choreographer for The X Factor, associate consulting producer on America's Got Talent, executive producer on various music videos filmed at Universal Studios & Paramount Studios for Frankie J, Danielle Cohn, Lexee Smith, J Grace, Natalie Lyons, Celestina, Jordan Setacci, co-producer for Follow Me TV, Eyes of Faith, Murder 101.
She was a producer and on the voting panel of Universal Dance Awards at Universal Studios Hollywood.
She appeared as a guest judge on the TV Show DANCE MOMS starring Abbie Lee Miller, where she adjudicated Maddie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, Kendall Vertes, Mackenzie Ziegler, JoJo Siwa Nia Sioux.
Menina is the founder/ owner of The Hollywood Summer Tour & The London Spring Tour which are prestigious dance programs intended to educate, guide and inspire those wishing to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry.
She recently started a Business of Dance - online mentorship program where she helps aspiring pro dancers create their dream dance career.
Aside from her entertainment career, she has judged and taught thousands of dancers across North America, UK & Europe with companies such as Dance World Cup, 5678 Showtime, iDance Convention, Celebration Talent, Move It UK, Stars of Tomorrow, PDTA, Dance Masters of America, Ambition, Showtime Promotions, World Class Talent Experience, Rainbow Dance Connection to name a few.
She has been on the advisory board at Studio School (formerly Relativity School) for their Commercial Dance BFA program.
She has been on the voting committee for World Choreography Awards, Universal Dance Awards and on the National Dance committee for SAG (Screen Actors Guild).
She has been featured and interviewed in several printed and online magazines: Muscle & Fitness - HERS, Runner’s World, Dance Spirit, Inside Dance, Dance Today UK, Bodyguard, Star Trek Magazine, Female First, SHE KNOWS Pregnancy & Baby, podcast interviews for the Dance Podcast, Heart of Truths, DanceSpeak, Computer Resume as well as TV interviews on Global TV News, Good Morning Texas on ABC.
With over 2 decades working in all areas of entertainment, Menina has a very rare and diverse amount of experience. She is known for her drive, passion, professionalism, diversity and congeniality.