began her formal dance training with the NORD/NOBA Center for Dance, under the direction of Jenny Hamilton. In middle school she attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) and graduated from Lusher Charter High School with a Certificate of Artistry in Dance. Courtney is an honors graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program. She has attended many summer intensives at institutions such as Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The Ailey School. Ms Ross has studied and performed with many choreographers such as Hope Boykin, Dwight Rhoden, Darrell-Grand-Moultrie, Jeffrey Page, and Anthony Burrell, to name a few. Courtney, after signing with MSA Talent Agency, has also worked with celebrity choreographers, Rich and Tone Talauega (from the hit Netflix show, "The Get Down") and even appeared on the 2016 VMA's with Beyoncé. Formerly a member of Ailey II, junior company to the world famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Courtney is now performing as guest artists with Ron K. Brown's EVIDENCE: A Dance Company. So far, she has toured, performed, and taught in over 7 countries. As demonstrated in her speech at the "TUTU Much Brunch," held in New Orleans, and the founding of BLOOM Dance, LLC., with each step in her career, Courtney Paige aims to empower and inspire the next generation of black girls in dance.