Courtney Crumpler, MFA in Dance ‘21, is a movement artist, organizer, researcher, and translator working between Brazil and the United States. Her thesis investigates the roles of embodied knowledge and experience in political protest, organizing, and education.
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Courtney serves as co-coordinator of the Black Lives Matter Brazil-USA exhibit project, a member leader with Durham for All, and an organizer with the Fed Up political food distribution project. She is a founding member of the Gigantes Na Luta feminist performance collective and has performed, on stilts, in five Rio de Janeiro carnivals.
As a student at Princeton and Duke, Courtney has performed in dance works by Bill T. Jones, Camille Brown, Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and Stefanie Batten Bland. Courtney is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.