Courtney Smith

DANCE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Courtney Smith Inzalaco is the Director of the Dance Department, the Curriculum Coordinator and Department Chair of the VPA Program at Booker High School. Her passion lies in the world of creative arts education, determined to perpetuate its existence via her 5’2” frame. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida, she departed on a dance career that took her around the country performing with several local and national dance companies. A graduate of Booker High School’s Visual and Performing Arts program, Smith Inzalaco chose to return to Sarasota to contribute to the community, entering the realm of teaching through numerous studios, high schools and colleges in the region. Smith Inzalaco also co-founded Moving Ethos Dance Company and co-directed it until 2015. With her heart clearly in education, she dedicated herself to her alma mater, rounding out over fifteen years of teaching at Booker High School. Smith Inzalaco became the Director of the Dance Program in 2018, but always knew there was more to come. In 2022, she was accepted into the Teacher Leaders for School Improvement program at the University of Florida where she is currently working towards her Masters in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. Her three children also keep her busy with their joy, energy and constant movement.

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