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From 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 decided 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.

In 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 dance forms.

Recognizing 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.

It 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 the camera.

 

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