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Courtney Galiano

Ambassadors and Familiar Faces

The fall of 2010 marked the Season 7 tour of So You Think You Can Dance, an American televised dance competition, in which Courtney was competing. All was going well until the lower half of her body started to feel numb halfway through the season. Because the sensation was not painful, Courtney continued to dance through it. It wasn’t until a year later that she sought help for the symptoms.

Courtney was diagnosed with MS in 2012, and the first question she asked was if it would affect her dancing. Her doctor advised her to keep dancing, and to keep her muscles strong. So, she has continued to dance.

Since her diagnosis Courtney has filmed episodes of Glee and VH1’s Hit the Floor, danced with Al Pacino in the movie Stand Up Guys, and performed in Dancing with the Stars and Hair, among several other dance and acting opportunities.

Courtney started her own dance convention called The BEAT just before her diagnosis. She and her brother teamed up with the National MS Society following her diagnosis to start The BEAT MS, a foundation that raises money for the National MS Society through a yearly Dance Walk event in Los Angeles, CA.

Learn more about The Beat MS Dance Walk.​​

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