What I Do

Choreographer

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

  • Recent projects include:
    • 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
    • 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, Dance for camera, Choreography workshops, Movement Improvisation, Stretch and Conditioning, Birthday Parties

  • Guest Lecturer, University, High school
  • Montessori School
  • Workshops
  • Artist in Residency Work
  • Substitute Teaching
  • Summer School Instruction
  • Design Dance & Movement Curriculum for education
  • Private lessons
  • Recent instruction include:
    • 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
    • Wood Violet Montessori, Creative Movement Curriculum & Instruction – ages 2.5-6″, 2019 School Year, Appleton, WI
    • 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
    • Lawrence University, “Ensemble Thinking” & “Dance Appreciation”, Guest Lecturer, Sept. 2017, Appleton, WI

Professional Dancer

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

  • Recent performances include:
    • Tap Dance Performance, performed to live Jazz Band trio, choreography and improv, September 2019, 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

Certified Pilates Teacher + Studio Owner

Courtney Anne Holcomb is also a PMA®-Certified Pilates Teacher, and the owner of Waveforms Pilates studio in Neenah, WI. For more information on Pilates training, you can visit her website: waveformspilates.com

About Me

Courtney Anne Holcomb is a Neenah-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.

Courtney currently resides in Neenah, WI, and does freelance dance instruction, choreography, workshops, seminars, conditioning, dance for camera, and Pilates instruction. In addition to dance, Courtney is PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, who received her training from the internationally known Balanced Body Education.  She owns her own studio, Waveforms Pilates, in Neenah, WI.  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.

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“I am a professional dance artist, dance teacher, Pilates instructor, choreographer, and an advocate for dance and movement in the education system and daily life. More so than all of these things, I am first, a mover. Movement is what I’m most interested in: instilling passion, desire, and necessity for movement in everyone’s life no matter how young or old. 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 creativity in a way that nothing else can. Through my choreography, technique training, conditioning, and dance instruction, I aim to instill this same passion, and evoke genuine emotional expression through movement. “

-Courtney Anne Holcomb