Courtney World is a dance artist and educator, originally from Rochester, NY. In her professional performing career, she danced for eight years simultaneously with Bill Evans Dance Company/Bill Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble, and BIODANCE, under the artistic direction of Missy Pfohl Smith. She currently performs tap and modern dance with companies and independent artists on a project basis. As a choreographer, her work has been commissioned by The Society for New Music, BIODANCE, and Rochester Dance Project, and has been performed nationally at theaters, festivals, and universities. World earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from The University at Buffalo, a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from The College at Brockport, and is a Certified Evans Teacher (CET). She has taught dance in higher education at The College at Brockport, The University of Rochester, Nazareth College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and is currently assistant professor and director of dance at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where she developed a minor in dance and was named the 2015-2017 recipient of the James D. Kennedy III Endowed Faculty Fellowship. Beyond the studio, World serves on the board of directors as Immediate Past President of the Tennessee Association of Dance and dances through life with her husband, Cameron, her son, Tycho, her German Shepherd Dogs, Shea and Voodoo, and cat, Lola.