Courtney hails from Northwestern Indiana, but spent the most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia where she trained at Atlanta Festival Ballet under the direction of Gregory Aaron and Nicolas Pacaña. She danced as part of the company at Atlanta Festival Ballet before attending Point Park University where she studied dance with a ballet concentration under Susan Stowe, Jay Kirk, Lindy Fabyanic, Ernie Tolentino, and Dana Arey. She also studied arts management during her time at Point Park; post-graduate she obtained her Master of Arts in arts administration. Courtney has attended summer intensives and studied with prestigious ballet companies including Atlanta Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Joffrey Ballet, where she is currently a Teaching Artist.
She is thrilled to be back in Chicago and excited to have the opportunity to expand her range by dancing with Elements this season.