What I Do

Movement Educator & Certified Pilates Teacher

Courtney Anne Holcomb completed her Comprehensive Program through Balanced Body as well as her test-out through the Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) program and has been teaching Pilates since 2010. She founded Waveforms Pilates studio in her hometown of Neenah, WI, where she instructed and managed for over 5 years. She currently offers Pilates expertise, Movement Education, Asahi Nordic, Conditioning workshops, Corporate Wellness, Lectures and Presentations, and guest instruction around the United States. She also is the creator of “Move and Yield” which offers curated content, classes, and events that balance moving more and yielding to reconnect and slow down the modern pace of life. Find her in Pilates studios, dance studios, schools, retreat centers, outdoors, online, and other movement spaces.

Recent instruction include:

  • Move and Yield, movement community with instagram @courtneyannemoves
  • Virtual one-on-one movement lessons, on Zoom and Facetime, ongoing, sign-up here
  • Keynote Speech & Interactive Workshop, All-State Meeting for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, August 2022, Milwaukee, WI
  • Core Connection Pilates, One-on-one instruction, group equipment classes, workshops, July 2022-current, Sheboygan, WI
  • Sit, Stand, Move! Bringing Movement and Awareness to Desk Dwellers, Corporate Wellness Workshop, Sercante LLC, July 2022, via ZOOM
  • Amped Up! Cardio-Infused Pilates Workshop, Core Connection Pilates, May 2022, Sheboygan, WI
  • Challenge Days by Jonesin’ For, “Slow and Stable: Endurance Using the Pilates Method”, July 2021, Neenah, WI
  • Challenge Days by Jonesin’ For, “Honing Inner Strength & Flexibility”, May 2021, Neenah, WI
  • Owner, Director, & Instructor, May 2016-June 2021, Waveforms Pilates, Neenah, WI
  • Boys & Girls Brigade, “DeStress Fest-Authentic Connection through Pilates”, February 2018, Neenah, WI
  • Dance Bright Workshop Series, August 2019, Waveforms Pilates, Neenah, WI
  • Celebrate Dance Academy Conservatory Students, Understanding Our Hips and Core For Dancers “, 2-day workshop, May 2019, Ardent Hills, MN
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Dance Department, “Intermediate Pilates Conditioning for Dancers”, March 2019, Stevens Point, WI
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Vocal Majors, “Breath, Posture, and Core for Vocalists”, Lecture and Class, November 2018, Oshkosh, WI
  • Franklin Elementary School, “Getting to know Joe” Pilates Workshop for K-5, May 2018, Oshkosh, WI

Professional Dancer

Concert Dance, solo work, video dance performance, site-specific work, choral and instrumental movement accompaniment, improvisational dance, art response interpretative dance, liturgical dance

Recent performances include:

  • Moving Queries: Practice, Pedagogy, and Performance in Ensemble Thinking and Contact Improvisation, dance intensive and performance with Set Go and Lower Left, July 2023, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
  • Bloomin’ Eve, live improvisational solos to art installation pieces live with harpist, November 2022, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
  • U.F.O. (Uncharted Forms of the Occassion) Dance Performance, small group improvisation with live instrumentation, September 2022, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
  • Contemporary Dance Solo, improvisation with Pianist/Vocalist “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning“, Hearts to Hart Benefit Concert, June 2021, Reserve Ballroom Neenah, WI
  • Tap Dance Performance, live tap trio performance with Jazz quartet “Hearts to Hart Benefit Concert”, June 2021, Reserve Ballroom, Neenah, WI
  • Gallery Installation of Video Dance Performance & Production, Resisting Phototropism, Secura Fine Arts Festival, June 5th-August 15th, 2021, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI
  • Video Dance Short, contemporary solo, Spring Thaw, April 2021, Neenah, WI
  • Video Dance Performance & Production, Resisting Phototropism, Fall 2020, Neenah, WI
  • Video Dance Performance, Alone, Dancing, October 2020, Appleton, WI
  • Tap Dance Performance, performed to live Jazz Band trio, choreography and improv, (Sept 2019, Dec 2019, January 2020), Reserve Ballroom, Neenah, WI
  • Site-Specific Work, Breathe: a multi-disciplinary water opera“, water and land dancing, choreographer Gabriel Forestieri, Lawrence University Pool, March 2019, Appleton, WI
  • Video Dance Performance, Interactive Design Installation, choreographer Joan Karlen, October 2014, BANFF Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Choral Movement Solo, “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier-When Johnny Comes Marching Home-Tentin’ Tonight”, self-choreographed, with Badger State Girl Choir, Weill Hall-Carnegie Hall, April 2014, New York City, NY
  • Concert Dance, “When She Becomes That”, choreographer Sarah Johnson, Benefit Concert, Fall 2013, @1800 Theatre, Stevens Point, WI


Concert Dance, Repertory, Musicals, Choral Work, Dinner Theater, Solos, Dance for Camera, Competition routines, Choreographer in Residency

  • Recent projects include:
    • Neenah High School, “Legally Blonde”, Musical, Fall 2021, Neenah, WI
    • Southern Door High School, “Be Our Guest”, Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Nov. 2019, Brussels, WI
    • Competition Solo, Contemporary Routine, Age 17, Spring 2020 Competition Season
    • Timber Mill Theatre Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings” Dinner Theater, Equity Actors, December 2018, Oshkosh, WI
    • St. Mary Central High School, Soul Tones, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” & “Pat-a-Pan Salsa“, Choral Movement, December 2018, Neenah, WI
    • Southern Door High School, “Mamma Mia!“, Musical, Nov. 2018, Brussels, WI
    • Neenah High School,Chicago: High School Edition“, Musical, September 2018, Neenah, WI
    • Competition Team, Solo, Duet, Studio Dance Choreography, 2013-2017
    • New Works Festival, “In Security, original concert dance choreography, Summer 2014, Wausau, WI
    • Project Dance Them Free, Nearing”, camera dance and live dance solo, Fall 2013

Dance Instructor

Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Pre-pointe, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theater, Creative movement, Pilates for dancers, Strength & Conditioning, Dance for camera, Custom Workshops, Dance Intensives, Movement Improvisation, Stretch and Conditioning, Birthday Parties

  • Guest Lecturer, University, High school
  • Montessori School
  • Workshops and Lectures
  • Custom in-house Dance Intensives
  • Artist in Residency Work
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Summer School Instruction
  • Dance & Movement Curriculum for education
  • Private lessons

Recent instruction include:

  • Bookworm Gardens Fairyfolk Festival Creative Movement Classes, August 2023, Sheboygan, WI
  • Spring Dance Intensive All-day Workshop, March 2023, New Attitudes Dance Company, New Holstein, WI
  • Summer Dance Intensive, JuBriCoSa Arts Academy, July 2021, Winneconne, WI
  • Girl Scout Brownie Dance Badge, custom workshop for troop, Spring 2021, Neenah, WI
  • ZOOM Musical Theater Workshop, JuBriCoSa Arts Academy, February 2021, Oshkosh, WI
  • Winter Dance Intensive All-day Workshop, January 2020, January 2021, New Attitudes Dance Company, New Holstein, WI
  • Jazz Dance Technique Workshop for Musical Students, January 2020, Green Bay Southwest High School, Green Bay, WI
  • Wood Violet Montessori, Creative Movement Curriculum & Instruction – ages 2.5-6″, 2019 School Year, Appleton, WI
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Vocal Majors, “Breath, Posture, and Core for Vocalists”, Lecture and Class, November 2018, Oshkosh, WI
  • Lawrence University, “Ensemble Thinking” & “Dance Appreciation”, Guest Lecturer, Sept. 2017, Appleton, WI

About Me

Courtney Anne Holcomb is a Neenah Wisconsin-native that started dance at the age of three. She has always had a passion for storytelling through movement, and sharing movement with others. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) with a BA in Dance and Spanish, and a minor in nutrition.  She received the Bukolt Dance Award (2010) and graduated receiving the Chancellors Leadership Award, Albertson Medallion, and Summa Cum Laude honors.  During her time at UWSP, she had the opportunity to share dance internationally with the Arts for Humanity in Thailand program instructing dance to stateless Thai children grades K-6, as well as studying abroad for a semester in Spain and dancing at La Escuela de la Danza.

Having studied various classical disciplines of dance, Courtney found her greatest personal connection to movement expression through Contemporary, Modern, and Improvisational approaches.  

In addition to dance, Courtney completed her testing as a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), and received her original comprehensive training through Balanced Body Education.  She is the founder of Waveforms Pilates, in Neenah, WI, and owned and instructed at the studio for 5 years before selling it in June of 2022.  Blending her passions, she developed a program called Dance Bright! A workshop series that focuses on movement education and intelligent strength and conditioning specifically for dancers ages 12+. She also is a certified Asahi Nordic instructor to help bring movement to all populations. Courtney has a deep passion for dance and movement and believes in the power to transform the mind and body through these facets. Courtney has been training and teaching Pilates since 2010, and has been teaching dance and choreographing since 2006.

Courtney Anne Holcomb currently living in Sheboygan, WI and does travel for work. She teaches customized one-on-one movement sessions virtually, MOVE and YIELD movement classes on ZOOM, and hosts a bimonthly book club for her Move and Yield Community. She also does freelance dance instruction, choreography, workshops, seminars, conditioning, dance performance, Asahi Nordic, and guest Pilates instruction.

“I am a professional dance artist, choreographer, dance teacher, Pilates instructor, video dance maker, and an advocate for movement in the education system. More so than all of these things, I am first a mover.  I have a deep passion for storytelling through dance and movement, and believe in the power to transform the mind and body through these facets.  I thrive on helping others discover the fullness of their movement potential because I believe that movement has the capacity to create change from the inside-out. Our bodies can express emotion and teach creativity in a way that nothing else can. Through my choreography, video dance work, performances, workshops, and dance instruction, I aim to impart a genuine connection of body and mind, instill personal kindness to ones body, and evoke genuine emotional expression through movement.”

-Courtney Anne Holcomb

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