Faculty & Staff
Assistant Professor of Dance
B.A., The University of Buffalo; M.F.A., The College at Brockport
Courtney directs the dance program at the University of the South. In her professional performing career, she danced for eight years simultaneously with Bill Evans Dance Company/Bill Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble, and BIODANCE, under the artistic direction of Missy Pfohl Smith, appearing at prestigious venues throughout the US including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on two occasions. She currently performs tap and modern dance with companies and independent artists on a project basis. As a choreographer, her work has been commissioned by The Society for New Music, BIODANCE, Rochester Dance Project, and Hub Dance Collective, and has been performed nationally at theaters, festivals, and universities. World earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from The University at Buffalo, a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from The College at Brockport, and is a certified teacher in the Evans Method of teaching Laban/Bartenieff-based modern dance. She has taught dance in higher education at The College at Brockport, The University of Rochester, Nazareth College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Since arriving at Sewanee, Courtney has developed the dance minor curriculum and was named the 2015-2017 recipient of the James D. Kennedy III Endowed Faculty Fellowship. She is a past president of Phi Beta Kappa at The University of the South and past president of the board of directors of Tennessee Association of Dance.