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Courtney Mills
Courtney Mills

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Courtney Allyson Mills (she/her/hers) has over 25 years of dance education, freelance choreography and consulting experience within several facets of the performing arts. A graduate of Seminole High School in Seminole, Florida, Ms. Mills holds a Master of Arts in Performance Psychology from National University, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, and an Associates of Arts from St. Petersburg College. She also holds a specialization in Teaching Social-Emotional Learning from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Retired from the public school sector, Courtney created the Modern/Contemporary Dance program at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Arlington, Texas. This program services all six high schools in the district and includes two dance companies comprised of secondary students within Arlington ISD. Previously, Ms. Mills was the dance, yoga, and AVID teacher at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, CO as well as the Director of the Smoky Hill Dance Collective. She additionally served as the Director of Dance at James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas where she taught the Silver Stars Drill Team, Dance 1-4, and Musical Theatre Dance.

A Carolina Crown alumni, Courtney is proud to have been on staff at Crown, Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Crossmen, and Troopers. Currently she is on the design team with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Mills marched The Company Colour Guard, a WGI Independent A (1995) and Open (1996) gold medalist, from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ms. Mills is an active performance consultant, education coach, and choreographer. She frequently provides lectures, webinars, and presentations to a variety of organizations, including; USA Gymnastics and Texas Dance Educators Association. Ms. Mills also broadcasts the live stream for all Bands of America contests, through Box5Media. A seasoned explorer, Courtney loves the mountains, hiking, and nature, as well as anything sports-related.