Courtney Tilford hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. She began her training in tap, ballet, theatre, and jazz at Performer’s Edge School of Dance and Theatre and holds a 2004 B.F.A. in modern dance from the University of Illinois where she was awarded for her talent and growth as a performer/dance technician. Ms. Tilford began her professional career in the Midwest before moving to NYC in 2006. Still an active performer, she has performed at Merce Cunningham Studios and New York City Center, among other venues. Theatre credits include: SWING!, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Alice), Crazy for You, 42nd Street (Lorraine), The Producers, and West Side Story (Velma). In 2002, Ms. Tilford was a featured tap dancer in a national commercial for the University of Illinois. She has taught/choreographed for studios, colleges, and schools throughout the country. Her choreography ranges from concert dance works, to musical theatre, to award winning show choir sets.