Grace Koury, a native of Altoona, PA, will be joining Portland Ballet in Maine for the upcoming season. She previously danced professionally with Georgia Dance Theater for one season, where she danced principal roles, and Rochester City Ballet for two seasons. Grace received a Bachelor of Science in Ballet Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music on the Dean’s Scholarship, where she had the pleasure of performing the work of many renowned choreographers, including Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegie, Paul Taylor’s Musical Offering, and several works by George Balanchine. Grace was also a featured dancer in the operas La Traviata and The Last Savage. In addition to the Indiana University Ballet Theater, Grace received her dance training at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Pacific Northwest Summer Intensive, The School of American Ballet Summer Intensive, Chautauqua School of Dance, and Allegheny Ballet Company.