Courtney D. Jones,
named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2012, is a professional dancer, actress and teaching artist at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Choreography. Professional credits include Broadway’s 1st National Tour of WICKED! Hope Stone Dance, Jennifer Muller/The Works, the Kevin Wynn Collection and the Freddick Bratcher and Company Contemporary Dance Theatre. Jones is a graduate of SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in Psychology. She has performed the works of Jose Limon, Mark Morris, Doug Varone, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Roger C. Jeffrey, Michael Foley, Heather Maloney and Kevin Wynn. In 2004 Jones performed with the Kevin Wynn Collection and joined Jennifer Muller/The Works where she taught and toured internationally for four seasons. Since her return to Houston she’s appeared in Failure: A Love Story, Auntie Mame, Panto Pinocchio, In the Next Room, Panto Rapunzel and Zombies (Choreographer) with Stages Repertory Theatre; Urban Cowboy the Musical and A Chorus Line with Theatre Under the Stars and Die Fledermaus, Show Boat, The Passenger (Movement Director) and Madame Butterfly (Movement Advisor) with Houston Grand Opera. Jones is a guest artist with Hope Stone Dance Company and served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Houston for three years teaching modern dance technique. Additionally, she is a national guest and master class teacher at numerous and notable universities and dance festivals and a freelance choreographer under her own CDJ Project. Her work has been commissioned by the Counter Current Festival, the YES! Dance Invitational, DanceNOW Festival, Barnstorm Dance Fest, The Regional High School Dance Festival, Colorado Mesa University, Arlington Heights High School and the Dance Gallery Festival.