Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet
Born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Courtney Lavine began her dance training at an early age. In 1998, at the age of 8, she began a dedicated pursuit of classical ballet under the tutelage of Troy Brown, formally of Pacific Northwest Ballet. She won numerous first place awards in commercial dance competitions and in 2001 won the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) Regional “Hope Award”. That same year, at the YAGP New York City Finale, she won a full scholarship to study at the Kirov Institute in Washington, DC. Lavine was also offered the “Virginia Johnson Scholarship” by the Washington Ballet School and began her studies there in 2001. As a student at Washington Ballet School, Lavine performed at the Kennedy Center with the Washington Ballet corps de ballet as one of the Wilis in Giselle and in Septime Weber’s Cinderella. She was also featured in the Washington Post for her performance as Clara in the Washington Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Lavine joined ABT II in January 2008.
- American Ballet Theatre