Courtney Kristen Liu, T'13, MFA in Dance '21

Courtney Kristen Liu is a choreographer, teaching artist and performer. Building on a foundation of progressive, feminist and critical pedagogy, her thesis project brings relevant literature into a toolkit for ballet educators with an aim to reduce self-objectification in classrooms.
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Courtney Kristen Liu has taught dance for 15-plus years (university, private studio, community settings), and her pedagogical research has been presented at the Embodied Learning Summit and the National Dance Educators Organization.

Courtney has choreographed a variety of dance performances/films, and her collaborative work was recently commissioned by the American Dance Festival and the Nasher Museum of Art for Carrie Mae Weems’ RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! exhibit. Performance credits include Matthew Bourne’s Swan LakeThe Phantom of the Opera (Broadway cast), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and the Cincinnati Ballet. Courtney has served as Assistant Dance Captain at The Phantom of the Opera and as Assistant Director for Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is an RYT-200 certified yoga instructor and ABT Certified Teacher in levels Pre-Primary through Level 3.

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