the day she was born on June 25, 1997, Courtney has been a performer
-- first as an infant protesting any and every hardship she faced,
then as a baby striking a queen's pose in her father's arms. By
16 months, she was carrying on conversations with family and friends,
and by age 2, she took up dancing at a local studio.
As Courtney continued to show promise in dance and
persist in her dramatic behavior at home, her parents and brother
it was time to channel her skills into a formal theatrical environment.
When she was 6, they signed her up to participate in the Children's
Theater Experience (Mission Viejo, Calif.) production of Annie.
She was chosen to play the role of Molly, one of the main group
of orphans, from among hundreds of other little girls. Her family
knew they might be on to something.
the fall of 2004, Courtney joined the Performer's Academy (Laguna
Hills, Calif.), where she learned a variety of performance skills,
including children’s TV, improv and musical theater. It was
at the Performer's Academy that Courtney auditioned for her first
agent and -- after the agent's wide-eyed reaction -- was signed
immediately. This led to a number of auditions -- mostly for TV
commercials -- in the Los Angeles area.
Meanwhile, Courntey continued to excel at dance. The
studio placed her on two dance production teams for advanced training
and she is currently progressing toward her mastery of the various
that musical theater allows Courtney to showcase her array of talents,
Courtney's family began involving her in productions at MTV -- Musical
Theater Village (Irvine, Calif.) -- in the Spring of 2005. Since
then, Courtney has played roles and has been a member of the dance
teams for productions of Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, the Wizard of
of Oz, Oklahoma, Scrooge, Music Man, Seussical, Peter Pan, Charlie
Brown and Heidi (see resume
for details). Courtney made such an impression on MTV cast mates
and management, that they honored her as Best
Supporting Actress at the annual awards show.
was also at MTV that Courtney caught the eye of the operation's
owner/director Denise Fenton, who also runs her own talent agency.
Denise lined her up with an audition for the American Girls Revue,
which opened at the American Girl Place (owned by Mattel) at The
Grove in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2006. Courtney competed against
several hundred other girls for a role in this critically acclaimed
production and was chosen
to play the part of Michelle.
Courtney performed in the American Girl Revue until
mid-2008, when inexplicably, Mattel closed the theater, Courtney
continues to audition for additional roles in TV, film and theater.
Her persistence and talent has helped her land
roles such productions as "The Sound of Music" (Curtain
Call Theater, Tustin, Calif.) as well as commercials for Best Western,
Baby Born, the Marshfield Clinic and Delsym Cough Syrup.
Courtney looks forward to a long and rewarding career
doing what she does best -- performing on stage and in front of