Courtney Ortiz

Courtney Ortiz (she/her)

Teaching Artist

Jazz Technique and Musical Theatre

Courtney Ortiz is a New York City based professional dancer, educator, adjudicator and proud 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: the Broadway National Tour of Finding Neverland, Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The HeightsThe Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes, and the first ever revival in 30 years of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway at The Muny’s 100th Season! 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! One of her favorite and most memorable credits was performing original Jerome Robbins’ choreography throughout Europe on the International Tour of the classic musical West Side Story.

Outside of performing, Courtney is an international dance educator and in-demand dance adjudicator. She has been teaching on faculty with numerous dance conventions for over 10 years. Courtney is on guest faculty at the legendary Steps on Broadway and currently serves as the audition choreographer for RWS Entertainment Group where she travels worldwide to audition dancers for future opportunities on cruise ships. Courtney is also the proud owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators and the host of their popular dance podcast Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast. This season, she will be on tour with The Streetz Dance Convention as their jazz faculty and teacher judge! She absolutely loves sharing her passion for dance with the next generation and encourages all dancers to do what they love and live their dream! Follow her on Instagram @courtney.ortiz and tune in to her dance podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

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Career Highlights:

- Dance Convention Faculty for 10+ years

- The Streetz Dance Convention - Jazz Faculty

- Steps on Broadway NYC - Guest Faculty

- Broadway Dance Center - Guest Faculty

- RWS Entertainment - 2023 Audition Choreographer

- Young Bob Fosse Dance Double - FX’s "Fosse/Verdon”

- West Side Story - International Tour

- Finding Neverland - National Tour

- Jerome Robbins’ Broadway Revival

- Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights

- The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

- Judge on “Dance Moms” - Seasons 2 & 3

- Owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators

- Podcast Host - “Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast”