Birthed in West Palm Beach, Florida, and further educated in New York City, CourtneyHenry received her BFA graduating from 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, touring and performing worldwide. In 2018 she flew to Berlin, Germany where she was a guest soloist in Richard Siegal’s ‘Ballet of Difference,’ and a freelance dance & travel writer. 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 UArts 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. She has been a contributor to Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, and DIYdancer. Her most recent obsession is using radical imagery to enliven the ballet form so that more bodies can see themselves inside the practice. www.courtneyhenry.org