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
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,
and also teaches 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. She has been seen on Harry TV, Best Time Ever
with Neil Patrick Harris, and various other TV programs.
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.