Musical Theater Dance Class
About the Workshop
In this DukeCreate workshop we will learn choreography from Chicago, West Side Story, and A Chorus Line in a sweaty and totally judgment-free zone. One lead instructor and two assistants will demonstrate beginning, intermediate, and advanced versions of each dance so everyone can join us on the dance floor. Put on your dancing shoes and Mambo! Let’s go!
About the Instructor
Courtney Liu is a Duke alum (Trinity 2013, Psychology), former Broadway performer, dance instructor, and member of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s new MFA in Dance.
Select performance credits include: the Broadway cast of the Phantom of the Opera (Assistant Dance Captain, Meg u/s, Swing, Ballet Chorus), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Queen of the Night (sister show to Sleep No More), Swing! (Lynne Taylor-Corbett), the Broadway Dance Lab (Camille A. Brown, Marcelo Gomes, Andy Blankenbuehler, Josh Prince), and performances with Peridance Contemporary Dance Ensemble and the Cincinnati Ballet.
Courtney has taught nationally and internationally for the past 12 years and currently serves as a faculty member and/or guest instructor at Chapel Hill School of Ballet, Durham School for Ballet and the Performing Arts, Nina’s School of Dance, and Walltown Children’s Theater.
Courtney’s undergraduate thesis evaluated the feasibility of a dance intervention for children exposed to intimate partner violence and her current research explores body image, weight, and ballet education.
About the Location
This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.