From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Courtney began her formal training at age 8, at The Ayako School of Ballet in Okinawa, Japan. At age 10, she continued her training at Ballet Hawaii on scholar under Pamela Taylor-Tongg and Daphne Hargrove. While attending she competed at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) San Francisco and won 3rd place bronze in the Junior Women Classical category. She also competed at the World Ballet Competition where she achieved the 3rd highest score in the Pre-Professional category as well as receiving the Jury's Award. At age 15, she attended the Washington School Of Ballet's professional training program under Kee Juan Han and Monique Meunier where she performed the role of Clara in The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker. At age 17, she attended UNCSA under Susan Jaffe where she performed as a soloist in Raymonda as well as Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. Courtney attended summer programs at The Washington School Of Ballet and Ballet West under scholarship, as well as CPYB and Boston Ballet. In 2014 Courtney attended Carolina Ballet's summer program as a trainee and is excited to be joining Carolina Ballet this season.