Courtney Harris began her professional career at the Houston Ballet where she danced a diverse spectrum of roles in classical and contemporary reparatory. Upon earning a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and an MFA from The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance, Harris retired from her performing career to deepen her creative practice as a dance-maker and scholar. Most recently, she produced a multi-media immersive theater performance that merged dance and theater with art, film, and sound installations. Her dance films have screened at International dance and LGBTQ film festivals all over the world, including screenings in India, Switzerland, Scotland, Argentina, France, Toronto, Finland, London, Ireland, Sweden, and Vancouver, as well as prestigious dance festivals such as Dance On Camera and Dance Camera West. She has presented research at National Dance Education Organization, The Image Conference, and CORPS de Ballet International, where she also serves on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer. Harris, an Assistant Professor of Dance, currently teaches in Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University and has enjoyed the past four summers as dance faculty at the American Dance Festival.