Hi! I’m Kourtney!
Kourtney has been dancing for over 20 years. She grew up in Schaumburg, training at local studios, and her dance training included ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Kourtney has trained with world-renowned choreographers including John Gardner & Amanda McKerrow of ABT, Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo, Stacey Tookey, Twitch, and Travis Wall, among others.
Kourtney continued her training and education at Western Michigan University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. While at WMU, she had the opportunity to perform in many pieces, the highlight of which was "Black Iris," choreographed by Professor Kirsten Harvey and the dancers. "Black Iris" had the opportunity to perform in Dance Chicago, and also to compete in the Inaside Dance Chicago Choreography Competition, where it placed first.
“To Watch Us Dance is to Hear Our Hearts Speak.” — Phoebe Maroulis
While in college, Kourtney taught at local dance studios including The Dance Zone and West Michigan Dance Center. Upon graduating, she began teaching in the Northwest of Suburbs of Chicago. She has since received many awards for her choreography, and her dancers have received high honors, including being named National Champions and Highest Overall Score of the entire competition. Kourtney is excited to move to Northern Illinois and continue sharing her love and passion for dance with new students!