Courtney J. Cook is making her HGO debut. She is the associate artistic director of Urban Bush Women. Cook studied at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has performed with choreographers Maria Bauman and Marguerite Hemmings, and with ModArts Dance Collective and Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, among others. In 2018, she received a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Performer. She is currently collaborating with Tendayi Kuumba and Greg Purnell on FLUXX.