Courtney Ortiz, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a 2007 youngARTS award winner in Modern Dance. Her professional dance career has allowed her to travel the world performing in places such as: Canada, Alaska, 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 at Madison Square Garden in "Macy’s Fashions Front Row" on E! Network, "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular" at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and "The Aluminum Show" in Madrid, Spain. One of her most favorite and memorable credits was performing throughout Europe on the International Tour of the classic musical “West Side Story” as a Jet Girl and the Assistant Dance Captain.
Most recently, Courtney returned from the 1st National Tour of the Broadway Musical “Finding Neverland” with choreography by Mia Michaels and this summer she just finished performing in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights” at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Outside of performing, she is a master teacher on numerous Dance Conventions (REVEL, Excel in Motion) and also a full time competition judge. You can even see her behind the judges table on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” in Seasons 2 & 3. Courtney is also the owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators - the first and only service providing pre-screened judges to dance competitions nationwide. Currently, she resides in New York City and is signed with in-demand commercial and dance agency, CESD. Follow her! @courtney.ortiz