Special Guest Instructor
Courtney Cochran is a New York City based dancer, choreographer, and Pilates teacher. She trained at Crockett Deane Ballet in Sacramento, CA and with CDB was chosen as an emerging choreographer for Regional Dance America’s 2008 Festival. Courtney continued her training at Alonzo King LINES’ BFA Program (Marina Hotchkiss) and later at Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Professional Training Program (Endalyn Taylor, Robert Garland). Since moving to New York in 2013, Courtney has continued choreographing; in 2019 she was nominated for Dance Lab New York’s collaboration with The Joyce Theatre, where her work was featured at the Guggenheim Museum in their Works & Process program. Courtney has spent four seasons with Brooklyn Ballet and was a guest artist with Sierra Nevada Ballet, Gleich Dances, The Black Iris Project, Collage Dance Collective, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Finding Pilates to be a gratifying way to redefine, realign, and strengthen her body, Courtney began her teacher training journey in 2017 completing her mat certification with Power Pilates and received her comprehensive certification from Ellie Herman Pilates in 2019.