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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Joined ABT 2016
Photo: Jennifer Boles
Courtney Shealy, from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, trained with Northwest Florida Ballet for nine years. She received scholarships to Summer Intensives at Boston Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and American Ballet Theatre. In 2014, she received third place at the Youth America Grand Prix semi-final for both senior classical and contemporary.
Shealy joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in September 2015 and became an apprentice with the main Company in August 2016 and the corps de ballet in January 2017. Her repertoire includes the Aya and Lead D’Jampe in La Bayadère, the Canteen Keeper and the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker, Lead Czardas in Swan Lake, a leading role in AFTERITE and a featured role in Deuce Coupe. She created Plangon in Of Love and Rage and a featured role in A Time There Was.
ABT is grateful to Linda and Martin Fell for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Courtney Shealy.