Meet Miss Cortney! Some would call her our "in house vocalist and Harry Potter Specialist".
Cortney Chyme Costanzo is a Buffalo based entertainer and can be found studying and performing with various ensembles throughout Western New York. Cortney received the bulk of her dance training at Miss. Bev's Dance Studio in Niagara Falls. As a competitive dancer she has received many accolades including the "Triple Threat" award at The Kiwanis Dance Competition in 2005. In 2003, she and some of her closest dance friends were selected to be members of the Footloose Dance Competition's Xtreme Dance Team where they traveled to the Bahamas to learn from choreographer Mandy Moore. Her post High School studies took her to The College at Brockport where she auditioned and became a member and Captain of the Brockport Dance Team.
After graduating with her Bachelors degree in Mathematics Education she attended Buffalo State College to complete her Masters Degree in Educational Technology. She currently teaches High School Math at Williamsville East High School where she is the Class of 2020 adviser and, the adviser and, director for the Williamsville East High School Band Against Bullying performance team, which has won three consecutive first place titles under her direction.
Cortney is also involved in many performance groups around the Buffalo area. She currently performs with Devi Bollywood Dance and Buffalo Aerial Dance at local events and festivals. She is a standing board member of Dance Day of Buffalo and was the host of their "Tidings of Tap" fundraiser held last December. When she isn't dancing, she is likely singing. She lends her voice to many groups and ensembles such as The Derek Mediak Band, The Bees Knees, The Steve Balesteri Band (Uptown Sound), The Lewiston Choraleers, and individuals Zach Carr and Sara Rogers. She is also a former member of Harmonia Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Choir and The Foxy Diamondz.
Cortney has had the opportunity to perform at some of the most exciting events Buffalo has to offer such as The Worlds Largest Disco, The Witches Ball, Buffalo Goes Gatsby, The Steampunk Festival, Nicola Tesla Festival, The Erie County Fair, Jim Kelly's Kelly for Kids Fundraiser just to name a few. To follow Cortney's events feel free to check out her website CortneyChyme.com
Her singing and dancing background lend nicely to Cortney's work as an actor performing with local filming groups for short independent films, music videos, and the annual Buffalo 48-Hour Film Project. She can be seen as a live Disney princess actor for children's Birthday parties with A Dream Is A Wish Entertainment, formerly Crowns and Gowns of WNY. You may have also seen her online in a Buffalo Bills Parody Video, "Christmas Lights" music video by Nate Cronk or her NOCO commercial that was aired on Channel 2 WGRZ this past year.
When Cortney isn’t performing, she is lending her immeasurable skills, and experience as a dance teacher at Adell’s School of Dance, and as a performance coach for the award winning Matt’s Music Vocal Performance Competition team.
To quote a wise fictional man, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Albus Dumbledore