PRODUCER | DANCE EDUCATOR / MENTOR
| DANCER | ADJUDICATOR
Menina Fortunato, the founder of MENINA ENTERTAINMENT, boasts a remarkable three-decade tenure in the dance industry. With an unwavering dedication to her craft, she seamlessly navigates the demands of both on-camera and behind-the-scenes work, while also juggling the responsibilities of a loving wife and devoted mother to three children.
Menina's magnetic presence has captivated audiences worldwide through her appearances on prominent television shows and films, including America's Got Talent, Latin American Music Awards, Star Trek: Enterprise, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Guys Choice Awards, Alias, MAD TV, Blue Collar TV, Poseidon, Spectacular, Kickin It Old Skool, and Celebrity Fit Club.
Having been blessed with the opportunity to tour the globe, Menina has graced stadium stages, entertaining massive crowds of up to 60,000 people.
Throughout her illustrious career, she has collaborated with a myriad of esteemed recording artists, including Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Paula Abdul, Maluma, Carmen Electra, P!nk, Fergie, Luke Bryan, Earth Wind & Fire, MC Hammer, Victoria Justice, William Hung, Rain, and Luis Miguel, to name but a few.
Transitioning gracefully from the pinnacle of her performing career, Menina ventured into the realm of production. Her creative prowess shone as she assumed roles such as associate choreographer for The X Factor, associate consulting producer on America's Got Talent, and executive producer for various music videos filmed at Universal Studios and Paramount Studios for artists such as Frankie J, Danielle Cohn, Lexee Smith, J Grace, Natalie Lyons, Celestina, and Jordan Setacci. Additionally, she served as a co-producer for Follow Me TV, Eyes of Faith, and Murder 101.
Menina's expertise and influence extend to t
he Universal Dance Awards, where she held a position as a producer and voting panel member. Her exceptional industry insight earned her a coveted spot as a guest judge on the acclaimed TV show DANCE MOMS, where she adjudicated of Maddie Ziegler, Kalani Hilliker, Kendall Vertes, Mackenzie Ziegler, and JoJo Siwa, among others.
Beyond her notable accomplishments, Menina is the visionary founder and owner of The Hollywood Summer Tour and The London Spring Tour, prestigious dance programs designed to educate, guide, and inspire aspiring dancers pursuing a career in the commercial dance industry.
Recently, she embarked on a groundbreaking endeavor, launching the Business of Dance, an online mentorship program that empowers aspiring professional dancers to forge their dream careers.
Notably, Menina's impact transcends the boundaries of entertainment. She has imparted her wisdom and expertise to thousands of dancers across North America, the UK, and Europe, collaborating with esteemed organizations such as The Joffrey Ballet School, 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, and Rainbow Dance Connection, among many others.
Recognized as a trusted authority in her field, Menina has served on the advisory board at Studio School (formerly Relativity School) for their esteemed Commercial Dance BFA program. Additionally, she has played an instrumental role as a voting committee member for the World Choreography Awards, Universal Dance Awards, and the National Dance committee for SAG (Screen Actors Guild).
Menina's undeniable expertise and remarkable journey have garnered attention from numerous print and online publications. She has been featured and interviewed in esteemed magazines such as Muscle & Fitness - HERS, Runner's World, Dance Spirit, Inside Dance, Dance Today UK, Bodyguard, Star Trek Magazine, Female First, and SHE KNOWS Pregnancy & Baby.
Furthermore, her valuable insights have been shared in engaging podcast interviews for notable platforms like the Dance Podcast, Heart of Truths, DanceSpeak, and Computer Resume. Her magnetic presence has also graced television screens, with captivating interviews on Global TV News and Good Morning Texas on ABC.
Boasting over three decades of unwavering commitment to all facets of entertainment, Menina Fortunato possesses an extraordinary and unparalleled breadth of experience.
Renowned for her tenacity, passion, consummate professionalism, remarkable diversity, and affable nature, she continues to leave an indelible mark on the industry she so ardently adores.