Snapshot: Courtney Galiano
You may recognize Courtney Galiano from her performances as a finalist and an All Star on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” She has toured with the show, and, since then, has been seen on MTV, the Disney channel, in music videos for Adam Lambert and Kat Deluna, and in movies such as Camp Rock 2 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (she played Jeanette). She’s also performed with Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez and was a member of Vocal Adrenaline on the hit show “Glee.” Courtney has her own Dance wear line and make-up with Cliché Cosmetics. She also choreographs and teaches throughout the United States.
Hometown: Commack, NY
Interests and Hobbies: Dancing! And if I’m not dancing, I really love to cook!
Favorite Bone-Building Snack (high in calcium and/or vitamin D): I actually don’t like dairy as it bothers my stomach, but what a lot of people don’t know is that you can get as much calcium from greens as you can from a glass of milk! I LOVE spinach and kale! Those two vegetables are extremely high in calcium and super good for your bones!
Favorite Activity: I like to read! I’m in the middle of a book called The Help, it is fantastic! Grabbed me from the first page!
Who’s your BFF?: My mom is my best friend.
Favorite thing to do with your BFF? My mom and I love to shop!
What advice do you have for other girls? Always be yourself. You are special just the way you are.
Do you have a role model? Who is it and why? I look up to my parents very much. They have always encouraged me to do what I love and stay true to who I am. I am who I am because of them. They are the definition of tough love. I may not have understood why they said the things they said then but now that I am on my own, I sure do understand now!
What's one quirky thing people don't know about you? My parents picked my name out of a hat! The names in the hat were Britney, Taylor, Brianna, Lindsey, and Courtney.