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Breaking the Starving Artist Stereotype: Menina's Blueprint for Dance Success
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Breaking the Starving Artist Stereotype: Menina’s Blueprint for Dance Success

In the world of dance and the arts, the “starving artist” stereotype has been a persistent narrative. It’s the idea that pursuing a career in the arts means a life of financial struggle and uncertainty. However, Menina Fortunato’s journey and her innovative blueprint for dance success are dismantling this outdated concept.

Menina Fortunato, a seasoned professional dancer with an impressive resume that includes working with stars like Britney Spears, Beyonce, and on shows like “America’s Got Talent,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise” has transitioned from performance to education and mentorship.

Her focus now is on empowering aspiring dancers through her online mentorship program, where she provides them with the tools and knowledge to build sustainable and successful careers in dance.

Teaching the Business of Dance

Her blueprint is not just about teaching dance; it’s about teaching the business of dance. Many talented dancers lose direction after high school because they lack the industry connections, knowledge, and guidance to navigate their careers.

Menina’s program fills this gap by focusing on marketing assets such as headshots, resumes, demo reels, and websites. She also includes life skills training in finances, taxes, nutrition, and mindset, which are crucial for any individual aiming for long-term success in any field.

Menina’s mission is deeply personal. She aims to educate the next generation of dancers, not just in the art of dance but in the art of career building.

Team and Global Collaboration

Her team, is mighty and growing, reflecting the increasing demand for her unique mentorship. They operate remotely, epitomizing the modern, flexible work environment that allows for global collaboration and creativity.

The results of Menina’s program are tangible and inspiring. Her mentees have signed with agents, booked dream jobs: dancing on the Super Bowl with Rihanna, Universal Studios Hollywood, the Crypto arena with LA Clippers, touring with musicals and even appearing on Disney commercials & music videos with Shania Twain.

Menina’s blueprint for dance success is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that she’s painstakingly put together based on her years of experience in the industry.

In breaking the starving artist stereotype, Menina is not just helping individual dancers; she’s elevating the dance profession as a whole.

A Movement of Empowerment

Her blueprint is more than just a program; it’s a movement. It’s about empowering artists to take control of their careers, understand their worth, and navigate the industry with confidence and skill.

Menina’s blueprint for dance success is dismantling the starving artist stereotype, proving that dance can be a lucrative and rewarding career. Her program is not just creating successful dancers; it’s creating informed, confident, and financially savvy artists ready to take on the world. It’s a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for aspiring dancers everywhere, showing that with the right support and knowledge, they too can turn their passion into a thriving career.


Published By: Aize Perez


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