Fortè is a Los Angeles, CA native and Harlem resident. She graduated with a B.A. in Marketing and Dance from Loyola Marymount University and attended Los Angeles High School for the Arts. She was a 5yr member of Urban Bush Women Dance Co., and has worked with Earl Moseley, Garth Fagan, Blondell Cummings, Nia Love's BSD|dance. She is now co-founder of LOVE|FORTÉ A COLLECTIVE- a research/process, performance, and teaching geared collective with a commitment to social and politically conscious art making, that connects the human experience through time. [loveforte.org]
Fortè has taught master classes and workshops across the U.S. and beyond including University of Minnesota and TU Dance Center, Florida State University, Hunter CUNY, and the American Dance Festival. She has presented for New Orleans McKenna Museum, DNA Raw Material, Kelly Strayhorn newMoves Festival in Pittsburg, PA, and DanceNow at Joe's Pub. Fortè premiered her solo EGO at Dance Theatre Workshop as a 2010 Fresh Tracks Resident Artist while concluding a choreographic residency and lecture series at Loyola Marymount University. Fortè most recently premiered Here… for Danspace PLATFORMS: Parallels Series in March 2012 and EGO for HarlemStage’s E-Moves April 2012.
Fortè is a Movement Research Artist-In-Residence 2011-13, a recent BAX Artist in Residence with LOVE|FORTÉ, and teaches regularly at Dance New Amsterdam in NYC. Fortè will join arms with 651 Arts in the further creative development of Here…
Her work stems from being born in and having engaged with culturally rich, vibrant, historic, and politically charged communities.