Head Creative Coach
Courtney Giannone is a professional dancer, choreographer, circus artist and movement instructor. Originally based out of New York City, Courtney holds a BFA in dance from Fordham University and The Ailey School, and has also trained at Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham, Peridance, STEPS and Broadway Dance Center. She has performed full – time for over a decade in shows/ companies including Queen of the Night, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, Company XIV, Quixotic Fusion, Buglisi Dance Theater, Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Pascal Rioult, STREB Extreme Action, Diavolo, Martha Graham, and Alvin Ailey. She has also performed the works of Robert Battle, Milton Myers, Max Luna, Jane Comfort, and Lara Wilson. Currently Courtney is a company member of Malashock Dance Company.
Courtney is world champion in competitive wheel gymnastics for Team USA. She is currently the director of Cyr wheel, dance instructor, and choreographer at Malashock Dance School. She is a certified instructor of Cyr wheel, GYROKINESIS ®, GYROTONIC ®, Lester Horton Technique, Ballet, Jazz, Modern (Graham and Horton), Dance Partnering, Dance Composition, Conditioning, Flexibility. She is a guest instructor and choreographer for Cyr wheel at Circus Juventas and Idyllwild Arts Academy.
Courtney’s choreographic productions have been performed at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, San Diego Circus Center, Circus Juventas, Malashock, BEAT BROOKLYN, Galapagos Arts Space, Dixon Place, STREB (funded by NY Arts Council), Carrboro Arts Center in North Carolina, California State University of Long Beach, Cornish College of the Arts, and The Ailey School. Her nominations, awards and affiliations include Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, The Rolex Mentor Protege Arts Initiative, Gold medal pianist of Carnegie Hall, scholarships to schools such as American Ballet Theater, Kirov Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Studio Maestro, Joffrey Ballet, STREB Extreme Action, Diavolo Dance Theater, Buglisi Dance Theater, Pascal Rioult Dance Theater, contest winner of the Dance Magazine video competition, recipient of the STREB Emerging Artist Commission, recipient of the Bindlestiff First of May Award 2013, resident artist at Spaceworks NYC and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California.