Courtney Foshee


     Mrs. Courtney’s love for dance began as early as age 3 when she attended hervery first Ballet and Tap class at the Cullman Civic Center. Soon after, she became a competition dancer, and grew up participating in conventions and competitions throughout the Southeast, allowing her the opportunity to learn from award winning choreographers and highly acclaimed dancers.

     After graduating from Cullman High School, Mrs. Courtney went on to study the Art of Dance and Business at Troy University. While in Troy, she was accepted, by audition, into Troy's Dance Repertory Ensemble (TDRE). With TDRE, Courtney studied ballet and modern contemporary under the direction of Tracy Gilland Shillabeer (Masters in Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU), contemporary and jazz from former Bad Boy of Dance, Patrick Pugh, and the art of ballet from world-renowned Director and Ballet Master, Elie Lazar. Along with many other dance and theatre performances in various genres’, she was chosen by John Mark Owns to perform a Pas De Deux in the TDRE Winter Showcase and honored by Elie Lazar to perform solo to a poem Monologue in TDRE's Juxdeposed Concert.

     As Owner and Director of Courtney’s Dance Artistry, Mrs. Courtney has received awards for her choreography, as well as creative concept, costume and prop designs, among other special recognitions and platinum adjudication awards, as have her Elite Dancers.

     Mrs. Courtney Rhea Foshee is married to Army Sergeant Kyle Wester Foshee, who is also a police officer with Cullman Police Department and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Spartan Shield. They have a beautiful daughter named Clara Jane Foshee.

Laura Villalobos

Ballet Teacher

Ms. Villalobos hails from Los Angeles, CA, and has trained in various dance disciplines. As a professional dancer, Ms. Villalobos has performed in music videos, gala performances and events, and benefits. She has graced the stage with Nevada Ballet Theater, the Dallas Opera, Ballet Oklahoma, Ballet Theater of Maryland, Kentucky Ballet Theater, the Montgomery Ballet and Ballet San Antonio, along with guest appearances with other pre-professional dance companies. Ms. Villalobos also has experience at the international level, having been invited to represent the United States at the 4th International Ballet and Modern Competition in Nagoya, Japan, as well as representing the Montgomery Ballet at the DAP Festival in Pietrasanta, Italy. Teaching is a passion for Ms. Villalobos; she is privileged to have been able to touch so many students' lives. Students have gone on to dance professionally in companies and productions, as well earn scholarships to universities with renowned dance programs. Many have received scholarships for summer studies to prestigious programs such as the Kirov Academy, Houston Ballet, the Harid Conservatory and American Ballet Theatre. Still, others have received top honors at competitions, even appearing on the covers of trade publications. Her dance experience has allowed for the development of a strong and versatile multi-disciplinary dance curriculum, implemented by company- affiliated and pre-professional dance organizations. Ms. Villalobos’ is proud to have shared her passion for dance with students of all ages and abilities, from the tiniest dancer to those at the university level and beyond. Most recently, Ms. Villalobos, along with her husband, has served as the director for Ballet San Antonio Academy, Dance Elan, and the Montgomery Ballet. She and her husband reside in Alabama, along with their greatest accomplishments, Lydianna and Angelina. Ms. Villalobos is grateful for all of her students , and looks forward to continuing to promote the love of dance in the Southeast.


Melanie Roberts

Guest Teacher/Choreographer

Bio will be added soon.