Courtney Thurston graduated from Pace University located in New York City with a BFA in Commercial Dance and Pedagogy. Her recent works include body doubling Julianne Hough for an endometriosis commercial choreographed by Marinda Davis. She can also be found on the big screen, where she’ll be dancing in an upcoming movie “In The Heights” coming to theatres in the summer of 2021! For the past three years, Courtney has toured with JUMP dance convention judging competition and running their JUMPstart program. Her past works include assistant choreographer for the “Sugar Bowl” halftime show, alongside Dee Caspary, and assistant choreographer alongside Mia Michael’s for many different events and performances around the world. She has been a main dancer in ads for Canon Camera, McDonalds and Degree. Courtney was also featured on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” season 10.
Since graduating, Courtney has developed an interest in psychology. She is in the process of getting certified in positive psychology and mindful meditation coaching. Courtney grew up in Clifton, VA just outside of Washington, DC. She has trained at schools such as The Rock School, The Joffrey Ballet, ABT, The Washington Ballet, and Broadway Dance Center. Some of her childhood works include: Debbie Allen’s production of “Alex in Wonderland” and ABT’s Christmas special “The Nutcracker”. Courtney shares her passion for dance by traveling the country choreographing, teaching, and performing. A fun fact about Courtney is that she held the world record for consecutive back handsprings from 2013-2016.