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Courtney Nitting was born in Lafayette, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of 3 at The New Jersey School of Ballet on scholarship. Over her training years, she attended summer programs such as The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Boston Ballet. Courtney was invited to continue her training at The School of American Ballet winter term. It was at SAB that Ms. Nitting received a review from critic Alastair MacCaulay for her featured role in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments during the annual workshop. Since graduating SAB, she has performed with Eglevsky Ballet, Neglia Ballet, and Tom Gold Dance. Ms. Nitting then went on to join Pennsylvania Ballet II for the 2017-2018 season. She joined Kansas City Ballet in 2018 as a main company dancer. At 22, she performed principal roles in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, David Parsons’ A Play for Love, and Myles Thatchers’ Umbra.  She also had the privilege of performing in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Lila Yorks’ Celts, Edward Liang’s Wunderland, Septime Webre’s world premiere of The Wizard of Oz, Devon Carney’sThe Nutcracker and Swan Lake,Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Michael Pink’s Dracula, and Helen Pickett’s Petal. She also performed featured roles in Devon Carney’s Sandhur as well as Kristi Capps “T3” for the 2021 Starlight Performances. Besides dancing, Ms. Nitting has choreographed three works for KCB’s New Moves program with her works Men in Red, H2O, and digital work Dances at a Gallery. She was featured in 2019 February/March Pointe Magazine article 200 Auditions, 1 Contract, along with a featured article in 2020 June/July issue of Dance Magazine titled Are Young Dancers Specializing Too Soon? Most recently Courtney has been named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch for 2022 and will be returning to KCB for her fifth season. 

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