Faculty & Staff

Courtney Henry
Part Time Lecturer, Repertory Guest Artist
Degrees & Accomplishments
MFA, The University of the Arts, Presidential Scholar
BFA, Fordham University & The Ailey School
HS Graduate, Dreyfoos School of the Performing Arts

Birthed in West Palm Beach, Florida, and further educated in New York City, Courtney Henry received her BFA graduating Magna Cum Laude at Fordham University/The Ailey School. Just before graduating, Courtney was offered a contract with Alonzo King LINES Ballet where she danced for seven years, becoming a Principal Dancer with the company and touring worldwide. In 2018 she flew to Berlin, Germany where she was a guest soloist in Richard Siegal’s ‘Ballet of Difference.’ Courtney is an awardee of the Princess Grace Foundation – USA and Chris Hellman Dance award, Goethe Institute Research Beneficiary, The University of the Arts President’s Award for Innovative & Creative Research, and a recent MFA graduate. Currently, Henry is an interdisciplinary creator, performer, writer, educator, mentor, and mother. All of her practices spring from a liberatory imagining through Afro-futurism, where time and space are non-linear. Her most recent obsession is using radical imagery to enliven the ballet form so that more bodies can see themselves inside the practice.