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Courtney was born in Birmingham, AL and raised in Nashville, TN. She began studio dance training at age four and drama at age ten. She attended an arts-based high school in Nashville where theatre became a permanent fixture in her life.
At age 17, after graduating high school with highest honors and securing full tuition offers from three universities, she left Nashville to attend Hampton University in VA. She completed a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Performance Theatre, graduating Summa Cum Laude in May of 2008. She began acting professionally in 2010 and has performed in Tennessee, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and New York.
She rejoined NCShakes in 2013 for her third tour with Shakespeare to Go! after a run of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in Nashville (Nurse Flinn). Other Nashville credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Circle Players) and Once on this Island (Street Theatre Company). Regional credits include: Chicago (Mama Morton), Big River (Alice), and The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe) with Weathervane Playhouse (Newark, OH); Romeo and Juliet (Lady Montague, mainstage/Lady Capulet/Benvolio, STG), Macbeth (Witch/Malcolm, STG), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania/Helena/Quince, STG) with NCShakes.
Courtney is currently a teaching artist with Astor/Early Learning Program at the CUNY Creative Arts Team in New York. She is also an avid graphic designer and voiceover artist. See her portfolio here.