Jeanette Cota is an American who used to be a model and now teaches dance. She became famous as the owner of JC Broadway Dance Academy.
Jeanette Cota Wiki/Bio
Jeanette Cota was born on October 25, 1973, in the United States, specifically in Michigan. She is currently 49 years old and her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Cota is an American citizen by naturalization and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She is also a devout Christian, but we don't have much information about her family on social media.
Jeanette had a sister who unfortunately passed away in a car accident when she was young, but we don't know her sister's name. Cota has loved modeling since she was a child, and her parents supported her in pursuing her passion. She also has two dogs named Hugo and Harley.
Cota seems to have a good education. She attended Linden High School and then went to college to continue her studies.
What is Jeanette Cota's Net Worth?
Jeanette Cota has accumulated a fortune of over $1 million. Cota also boosts her income through advertisements and endorsements.
Cota's substantial earnings come from her successful career as a former American model and dance instructor. Her ownership of the JC Broadway Dance Academy studio contributes significantly to her income.
Jeanette Cota's Career Journey
Jeanette Cota's professional journey started when she was a young dancer. She began dancing when she was only three years old, and by the time she was five, she was already appearing in fashion shows. At eight years old, she even took a modeling course for kids.
Cota didn't stop there. While she traveled to different places like Los Angeles, New York, London, and Europe for her modeling job, she also took dance lessons.
In 2013, Jeanette was on a TV show called "Dance Moms" with her daughter Ava Cota. She was on the show in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons, and her first appearance was in an episode called 'The Beginning of the End.'
Besides being on TV, Cota opened her own dance studio called JC Broadway Dance Academy in Fenton, Michigan. She taught dance and choreography there.
However, in 2017, Jeannette's family moved to California, so she had to close the dance studio. She also briefly worked as a leader at CADC (Candy Apple's Dance Center).
Who is Jeanette Cota's Partner?
Jeanette Cota is currently in a loving relationship with Jason Drenner, and their connection is thriving. Before Jason, Cota was previously married to her longtime sweetheart, Rick Cota, who worked as a model and entrepreneur.
The couple first crossed paths at the Great Fenton Inn, thanks to an introduction by a mutual model acquaintance. After spending significant time together, Rick and Jeanette decided to exchange their wedding vows in front of their close friends and family. Sadly, Rick passed away shortly after their marriage.
Jeanette is a mother to two children. Her ex-husband, Rick, was present when their children were born. Their first child, Devon Cota, was born on July 4, 1997, while their daughter, Ava Cota, arrived on April 10, 2002.
Jeanette Cota's Daughter is a Talented Actress
Jeanette Cota's daughter Ava Cota is an American actress, dancer, singer, and model who started her career in 2011. You might know her from Netflix's "Tall Girl" and its sequel, "Tall Girl 2," as well as her time on the TV show "Dance Moms" from seasons three to seven.
Ava started her career as a dancer and model, initially training at JC's Broadway Dance Academy. She also danced with the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC). In 2011, she auditioned for season 3 of "Dance Moms" and became a regular on the show for four years.
In 2018, Cota ventured into acting, making her debut in the movie "This is Me." She also appeared on two episodes of "The Bold and The Beautiful" as a Forrester model. That same year, she appeared in other movies like "Mamma Mia!" and "A Christmas Dinner."
Ava's big break came when she played Jodi Kreyman in Netflix's "Tall Girl," released in 2019. The movie is about a high school girl who's taller than her classmates and her journey through a surprising love triangle.
In April 2021, Cota began filming the sequel to "Tall Girl." Ava's role in the first movie helped her embrace her height and overcome her worries about dating shorter guys. She also shared how her brother Devan was an inspiration to her family, and they celebrate his legacy every 4th of July.
In December 2021, Ava and Jeanette launched the Identified apparel collection, inspired by Devan.