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Jeanette Cota is a model, dance teacher, dance studio owner, actress, film director, and producer. She’s also Ava Michelle Cota’s mother. Ava is also a dancer and actress. The pair starred in the reality TV series ‘Dance Moms’. When Ava Cota was kicked off the show abruptly by Abby, the dance teacher in the show, Jeanette Cota started her own studio called Broadway Dance Academy (BDA).
Initially, Jeanette Cota had a good relationship with Abby, owner of the ALDC studio around which the show took place. That relationship soured, at Ava was let go at the end of the fourth season.
Not to be deterred, however, she returned with BDA to directly challenge ALDC in the competitions throughout the season. To prove Abby wrong about Ava Michelle, Jeanette included her in her BDA team.
Jeanette and Ava launched a clothing line dedicated to Devon Cota, Jeanette’s son and Ava’s brother.
Jeanette Cota’s net worth has been estimated to be between $1-5 million.
It’s estimated that Jeanette Cota earns anything from $43,000-85,000 per year.
Jeanette Cota is 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall.
Jeanette Cota was born on October 25, 1973. She is currently (2022) 43 years old.
Jeanette Cota was born in Fenton, Michigan, United States of America. She went to Linden High School in Michigan, United States of America.
There isn't information on whether or not she attended university.
She started dance classes when she was only three years old and began modeling at fashion shows when she was eight.
Jeanette Cota had an older sister who died in a motor vehicle accident.
The former model was married to Rick Cota, a successful model, and entrepreneur in his own right. He had an automotive company in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Jeanette Cota met Rick through a mutual friend who was also a model. They met at the Great Fenton Hotel. The Great Fenton Hotel is in Fenton, Michigan.
Rick and Jeanette Cota modeled together for an advertising campaign for Meijers, the supercentre. As a result, they were known in the modeling world as the ‘sweater couple’.
Jeanette Cota had two children with Rick Cota, daughter Ava, and son Devon Cota. Devon Cota died from fentanyl poisoning.
In December 2021, Jeanette and Ava Cota revealed a clothing line inspired by Devon Cota. The clothing line is called Identified. It was something of a passion project for Devon, who wanted to launch the clothing line. He came up with the name the night before he passed away.
Jeanette Cota is currently dating Jason Drenner.
The model and actress was married to Rick Cota, but the couple got divorced. Rick is now deceased.
The former model and her daughter Ava Cota joined the reality show ‘Dance Moms’ in the third season.
‘Dance Moms’ is a show that first hit television screens in July 2011. It followed dance teacher Abby Lee Miller and some girls who took classes at her studio, the Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC). It focused on the girls’ training and performance at dance competitions and the relationships between mothers, girls, and Abby. The interaction was frequently confrontational. The series started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but later moved to Los Angeles, California.
Almost from the beginning, she and Cathy Nesbitt-Stein had a feud going. Cathy claimed that Jeanette stalked her and called her Count Stalkular. Other dance moms, including Kira Girard and Melanie Huelsman, who weren’t fond of Jeanette and Ava, called her Stalker. The claims were groundless.
Jeanette appeared in the third season's first episode, called ‘The Beginning of the End’. In the episode, Abby has an open audition to replace two dancers. One of the replacements is Ally Serigne, who was accepted just when Ava was dismissed for the first time.
She was in the 16th episode of the fourth season, ‘Presenting My New Team’. Abby pairs the dancers with one original and one new dancer. They are to compete against one another to be chosen to enter the Elite Junior team. Ava is paired with Kalani.
Jeanette is in the 19th episode of the fourth season, called ‘Seeing Star’. Jeanette and Cathy’s feud goes on.
The former model appears in the 21st episode of the fourth season, called ‘Double the Moms, Double the Trouble’. Ava is in the Junior Select Ensemble.
In the 25th episode of the fourth season, called ’Chloe Gets Revenge, ’ Ava is chosen to compete against Maddie in a solo. Ava’s prop (an umbrella) malfunctions, which doesn’t please Jeanette. They leave the studio for good.
In the 26th episode of the fourth season, called ‘No More Crybabies, Jeanette and Ava go to the same competition in Michigan as Abby and her ALDC team.
In the 30th episode of the fourth season, called ‘Holywood Here We Come: Part 1’, Jeanette and Ava follow ALDC to LA.
Jeanette has seven appearances in season five, two episodes in season six, and one episode in season seven.
Abby constantly gave Ana a hard time for being taller than the others girls on the team.
Jeanette has an Instagram account with 57,100 followers. Her Instagram name is mamaj0704. She isn’t active on other social media, but her daughter has a successful YouTube account.
Jeanette Cota is best known for her appearance on the drama-filled reality show, ‘Dance Moms’. She had memorable feuds with some of the other mothers.
She’s also known for bringing her own dance studio, Broadway Dance Academy, to the dance competitions to compete against ALDC.
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