Joined KCB in 2018
Courtney Nitting was born in Lafayette, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of 3 at The New Jersey School of Ballet on scholarship. After nine years at NJB, she was invited to continue her training at The School of American Ballet. It was at SAB that Ms. Nitting received a review from critic Alastair MacCaulay for her featured role in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments during the annual workshop. Over these years, she also attended summer programs such as American Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Boston Ballet. After graduating from SAB on scholarship, she performed with Eglevsky Ballet, Neglia Ballet, and Tom Gold Dance. Ms. Nitting then went on to join Pennsylvania Ballet II for the 2017-2018 season performing in ballets such as Angel Corella’s The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. She joined KCB for the 2018-2019 season where she performed featured roles in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and David Parsons’ A Play for Love. She also had the privilege of performing in Septime Webre’s world premiere of The Wizard of Oz, Devon Carney’sThe Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, along with KCB’s New Moves where she choreographed her work Men in Red, and danced in Gary Abbott’s Parallel Lives. Ms. Nitting was featured in a new work Umbra choreographed by Myles Thatcher for the 2020 New Dance Partners. She was featured in 2019 February/March Pointe Magazine article 200 Auditions, 1 Contract, along with a featured article in 2020 June/July issue of Dance Magazine titled Are Young Dancers Specializing Too Soon?