Courtney Odelein’s (@courtodelein) love of dance began at the age of three with Quill Lake School of Dance. She has been trained under the RAD, ADAPT, CDTA, and NHDA dance syllabus. During high school, she worked with Annie Woods in the jazz/contemporary company Dare to Dance: Instincts. After graduation, Courtney travelled to Vancouver to dance with Harbour Dance Centre’s Intensive Training Program. Courtney soon moved to Toronto, Ontario and trained with Scholarship Dance Program, Army of Sass, and BOSS Dance Company.
She is a faculty member for Lisa Stevens and Heidi Ford’s Broadway Bound International Dance Convention and Fayez1 Productions with Faye Rauw.
You can see her in videos for artists such as; V Sevani, Wanting Q, Diana Viselli, Ain’t No Love, and Sonder Collective: Human Diaries. She has appeared in numerous shows, events and productions all over Canada, such as, Vancity Project, Urban Alchemy, Tapistry, The GREAT Campaign, Dance Ontario, REVEALED, The Box Presents: Evoke, Julia Tynes, A Night of Sonder and many, many Army of Sass Shows. Her T.V. credits include; Canada Summer Games closing ceremonies, Extra, TSN, Coors Light, the Marilyn Denis Show and CTV.
Miss Odelein is the Co Artistic director of the Army of Sass; Heels Training and Performance Program-Toronto and the Co Artistic Director of SONDER Dance Collective. She has the pleasure of working as head choreographer and back up dancer for recording artist Julia Tynes.
Courtney is also well on her way to becoming a certified tap and jazz instructor with the ADAPT Syllabus and acrodance instructor with the Acrobatique Sylllabus.
Courtney has a genuine love of dancing, teaching and performing and is very grateful to have dance as such an vast part of her life. 📷: @minusculelens