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Created in West Palm Beach, Florida and further educated in New York City, Courtney Henry received herBachelor of Fine Arts Degree graduating Magna Cum Laude in the Class of 2011 at Fordham University in tandem with The Ailey School. Leaving her cohort a few months before graduating, Courtney was offered a contract with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, where she danced for seven years becoming a Principal Dancer with the company, touring and performing all over the world. While there, she participated in all of King’s world premieres in collaborations with high profile artists such as Richard Blackfird, Jason Moran, Lisa Fischer, Jim Doyle, and Jim Campbell. Following in this spirit of collaboration, in 2018 she flew to Berlin, Germany where she was a guest soloist with Richard Siegal’s “Ballet of Difference” premiering and touring two new works throughout Europe. Living overseas expanded Henry’s artistic pallet as she began freelancing as a writer, model, and researcher. Her work has been featured not only as a performer but as a critical contributor in Dance Magazine, Pointe, DIYDancer Magazine, and numerous lifestyle and travel publications. Courtney is an awardee of the Princess Grace Foundation – USA and Chris Hellman Dance award, a YAGP ‘Stars of Tomorrow Gala’ Alumni, as well as a Goethe Institute Research Beneficiary. She is now a mother to a beautiful baby boy and is cherishing her deepening role as mentor and teacher.
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Freedom In Ballet
Find freedom in Ballet - Yes, Ballet! - with Principal Dancer Courtney Henry. Even as you are learning the classical technique, Courtney incorporates the joy of movement and honors the science of circle and line throughout. Made for those who have never taken ballet, as well as those who might need a refresher. She will cover all of the basic positions of the feet and arms, then build upon that to include small moving exercises. Finally,you'll take what you've learned and incorporate it into a short ballet combination. Courtney is a seasoned mentor and teacher who uses vivid imagery to inspire and awaken the sleeping artist in all of us. If you love classical music and have a desire to move your body, don't hesitate...let's get free!
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