Courtney Nitting

Joined KCB in 2018

Courtney Nitting was born in Lafayette, New Jersey and began her dance training at the 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. She joined KCB for the 2018-2019. Going into her 5th season with the company she has performed in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, George Balanchine’s Serenade, Edwaard Liang’s Wunderland, Michael Pink’s Dracula, 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’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Helen Pickett’s Petal, and Lila York’s Celts. Ms. Nitting was featured in Myles Thatcher’s work Umbra choreographed for the 2020 New Dance Partners. Courtney has choreographed for KCB’s New Moves with works Men in Red, and H2O while dancing in Gary Abbott’s Parallel Lives, and Marika Brussel’s Already Infinite. During New Moves: The Broadcast Series she choreographed her work Dances at a Gallery and danced in Price Suddarth’s Chapter One:7.10 and Christopher Costantini’s Tenebra. Ms. Nitting 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? She also performed featured roles in Devon Carney’s Sandhur as well as Kristi Capps’ T-3 for the 2021 Starlight Performances. Most recently Ms. Nitting has been named KCB’s Emerging Dancer 2022 and one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch for 2022.