Courtney Galiano

Courtney Galiano


6/12/1988, Commack, New York

Birth Name

Courtney Ann Galiano


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Courtney Galiano is from Commack, NY and is one of the top 20 finalists on So You Think You Can Dance.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Courtney's partners while on So You Think You Can Dance? include Gev Manoukian, Will Wingfield, Joshua Allen, Twitch Boss, Mark Kanemura, and Katee Shean.

    • Courtney was eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance? on August 7, 2008, garnering 4th place.

    • When asked if she has taken any formal dance training, Courtney says she has taken training in the styles of lyrical, tap, jazz, ballet, and hip hop.

    • Courtney danced to "Lost" by Anouk when auditioning for So You Think You Can Dance?.

    • Courtney's audition number is 21095.

    • Courtney auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance? in Charleston, West Virginia.

    • Courtney went to Manhattan College and then transfered to St. Josephs University. She is studying childhood education.

    • Courtney remarks that her most memorable dance and life experience has been making it into the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance?.

    • When asked which choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance? she would like to work with most, Courtney answered Mia Micheals. Courtney says that she found Mia's Contemporary choreography to have been difficult in the Vegas auditions of the show, so she hopes she can have more time to work with her.

    • Courtney states that her favorite dance moment from television is from So You Think You Can Dance?. It was Lacey Schwimmer's and Kameron Bink's Contemporary routine to "Dancing" by Elisa, choreographed by Mia Micheals.

    • Courtney states that if she had to categorize her dance style, it would be Lyrical.

    • Courtney is a dancer for the New York Knicks.

    • Courtney appeared in Kat Deluna's "Whine Up" music video as a dancer.

    • Courtney's favorite profesional dancer is Mia Micheals.

    • Courtney started to dance at the age of 3.

  • Quotes

    • Courtney: I have a great family. I have an Italian father, an Italian mother, they're loud and fun, and I have two younger brothers. They're definitely supportive, they've been at every single dance competition I've ever had.

    • (When asked what other talents/hobbies she has)
      Courtney: I really love to cook! I also love to go out to dinner, shopping is always fun when I'm not broke, ha ha. I love to write and listen to music.

    • (When asked what she would like to happen as a result of So You Think You Can Dance?
      Courtney: I really want to inspire people, to show people that you can achieve anything you put your heart and soul into. I think this is an amazing opportunity to show your talent and your personality, to make a name for yourself because of the love and dedication you have for your art.

    • When asked about the audition process of So You Think You Can Dance?)
      Courtney: The audition process was grueling, humbling, inspirational, unforgettable…I can go on and on and on! I learned a lot about myself as a person and as a dancer. If I learned that much in the small amount of time I was in Vegas I can't even begin to imagine the things I am about to experience.

    • When asked what she would like to be doing in ten years
      Courtney: In 10 years I will be only 29 so I will absolutely still be dancing! I couldn't imagine my life without it but I believe you have to live in the moment so for me to think about 10 years from now is a lot because who knows what's going to happen tomorrow! Maybe I'll be a professional judge on So You Thing You Can Dance with Nigel and Mary.

    • (When asked if anyone in her family danced profesionally)
      Courtney: No, but one time my dad actually got down on the floor in front of my whole dance studio and did the worm in a suit and tie. That was pretty funny but I think the only professional thing about that was the suit and the tie, haha. That's about as experienced as my parents get in the dance world!

  • Courtney is an awesome dancer and I could watch her forever!

    Courtney is one of the best dancers ever on this show. I was her biggest fan and must have voted for her 10,000 times! She not just danced excellent, but she also performed so beautifully every time she hit the floor. I loved her grace, style and her beautiful smile. Even though she didn't win she will go far in dance and in life because she has such a wonderful inner spirit that lights up the hearts of anyone who is fortunate enough to watch her dance. She always left me wanting more, so much more, and I always looked forward to what she wore and how she performed. Courtney is not just a fantastic dancer, but she is also a beautiful person.moreless