Gallo Center Youth Academy



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Cortney Hurst


Cortney currently serves as the Director of Arts Education for the Gallo Center where she oversees all education and outreach programs serving more than 30,000 students each year. She holds a BFA in Ballet Performance and Teaching from the University of Utah and an MS in Arts Administration from the University of Oregon. Cortney brings over 15 year of experience to the Gallo Center having performed, choreographed and taught across the Western United States and abroad with both the Beijing Dance Academy and the Vaganova Ballet Academy. She has worked locally with Juline School of Dance, Juline Regional Youth Ballet, Central West Ballet, Modesto Performing Arts and Modesto Junior College’s Off Balance Dance Company.


Tiffany Davis


Tiffany serves as the Arts Education Manager for the Gallo Center for the Arts where she oversees a number of programs including YES Company, the Gallo Center Youth Academy and the Gallo Center's Touring Behavior Prevention Program. She holds an MFA in Dance and Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College, along with certification in production management. Tiffany is an award-winning choreographer, with professional performance credits that include nominations for Bay Area’s leading Actress and New Actor to Watch. She has previously worked sharing the performing arts as a teaching artist and choreographer for students from Stanislaus, Merced, and Contra Costa counties. Tiffany is a YES Company alumnus and is thrilled to be a part of the continuing legacy of such a wonderful program.