Courtney Liu


Courtney Liu is a choreographer and Assistant Professor of Music Theatre at Elon University. In addition to choreographing and directing productions at Elon, Courtney’s work has been commissioned by Duke University, Forestburgh Theatre, the Ciompi Quartet, Thistle Dance, and the American Dance Festival in collaboration with the Nasher Museum. 

Courtney has served as Assistant Dance Captain at the Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and as Assistant Director for Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Performing credits include the Phantom of the Opera (Broadway cast), Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, the Radio City Christmas SpectacularQueen of the Night, AEA & Disney Developmental labs, the Broadway Dance Lab, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens Theme Parks, various performances sponsored by the American Dance Festival, and guest performances with the Cincinnati Ballet and the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. 

Courtney’s pedagogical research is published in the Journal of Dance Education and has been presented nationally and internationally.