Aaron Fontaine founded his love for entertainment when he was 17 after being offered a work experience placement at popular children’s network, Nickelodeon. He beat off tough competition to secure a coveted place on the cable channel and following a successful spell at the West London studio, he was thus persuaded to pursue a career in this field.
Rather than relying on luck alone, Aaron decided to enrol on a three-year Television Production course at Luton University in 2006. He is now in his final year and is working towards a degree that will confirm his skills in the fundamental elements of presentation, production and performance in an ever-changing industry.
Towering in at 6’1”, Aaron has used his natural build and talent to hone a skill in Basketball. Starting as just a hobby, basketball has now become an integral part of Aaron’s life. It was therefore no surprise that the instant he moved to London from Luton to study, he was recruited by a north-west London team, Barnet Bulldogs. It was at this team that Aaron met leading Choice FM radio broadcaster and now good friend, Beresford Mack, who listened to Aaron’s passion for the media industry and offered him a work placement at the station. Aaron continues to train with the 12-man team every week in a bid to keep fit and fulfil his love for the sport.
Beresford Mack wasn’t the only person to notice Aaron’s natural skill and ability, Choice FM’s Richard Blackwood followed suit and enlisted the help of Aaron on his popular weekly radio show, Richard Blackwood’s Sunday School. Over the years Aaron’s role on the show has grown tremendously to the point where he now co hosts each show with Richard under the alias of ‘The One They Call Fontaine’. Not content with being the voice on the most-listened to show on Sunday, Aaron is also the Assistant Producer for Choice FM’s popular Girls Like Us show on Saturday mornings.
In 2007, Aaron nourished his passion for acting by joining south London drama workshop, Write2Screen headed by comedians JcX ‘n’ Slick. Each month the drama workshop host a comedy sketch show in London’s Soho, with Aaron as their favoured performer.
Most recently Aaron has founded a career in modelling – a decision that came about fortuitously. Aaron was asked by a close friend to stand in for a model who had failed to turn up for a show. Following his appearance on the catwalk, Aaron was inundated with requests from various agents who were eager to get him on their roster. Some of Aaron’s high profile clients include Jump Off TV, Choice FM and Supligen.
Aaron has just completed a work placement on the BBC’s Culture Show.