About Bettina Mahoney
Bettina is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and has been a dance educator for many years. Mahoney has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, modern, lyrical, contemporary, dance composition, dance for film, improvisation, and dance history. Mahoney was scouted from Dean College and ultimately was awarded a performing arts scholarship, where she graduated with two degrees in Dance & Psychology, Cum Laude. Prior to college Mahoney trained at The Gold School in Brockton, MA under the direction of Rennie Gold. While training under Rennie she was a part of their 501(c)(3) non-profit, Project Moves Dance Company where they toured and competed works that bridged the gap between dance and social justice awareness. Bettina founded a company in 2016, Fortitude Dance Productions, which is the first in the country to host a dance, theatre and voice convention through a mission of empowerment. Fortitude serves as a convention bringing Los Angeles sought out master teachers for dance classes, and Broadway credited master teachers to teach the theatre aspect of our convention, annual charity galas, and produces dance festivals at the end of each weekend to give choreographers from around the country an opportunity to showcase their work. FDP works closely with Trademark Talent Agency out of Long Island to book dancers from our events for music videos and industrials. Bettina has worked with exceptional master teachers under company direction at Fortitude such as Miles Keeney, Jake Kodish, Julian DeGuzman, Taylor McLean Bosch and Rudy Abrue. As a dance educator, Bettina has taught all over Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island and New York City. Mahoney is an award-winning choreographer at many competitions, her work has been seen at Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dean College audition only shows, Boston Dance Theatre, and Fortitude Dance Productions “DAC” event in Manhattan, NYC. Fortitude has been featured in Dance Informa two consecutive years in a row for her dance convention and Dancers Against Cancer gala. Mahoney was also interviewed by Dance Informa Magazine, discussing the importance as a dance educator regarding keeping dance tradition alive. In 2019, Bettina spoke at Broadway Dance Center in New York City at their “We are Queens” event to discuss how artists can support one another in the entertainment industry, and all of the proceeds went to “She’s the First”non-profit. Most recently, Mahoney choreographed and directed a music video for music artist Aaron Rizzo (music featured on “Blackish” and “Shameless”) “To Witness a Death”. Bettina is thrilled to move to North Carolina to work as a dance educator for Miller Street Dance Academy. As well as keeping the mission of service and empowerment alive through the vehicle of dance. Movement is liberating, let’s move!