Originally from Little Rock, Courtney received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Arkansas. She spent time in NYC studying acting and movement techniques, then moved to Chicago where she studied circus and clowning. While there she acted professionally, with one of her favorite roles being Dr. Stockmann in an adaptation of Ibsen's ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE with Jeff Award-winning director James Palmer. In 2010, she returned to the U.S. after receiving a Professional Training Certificate for Physical Theatre from the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She performs locally with the Arkansas Arts Center (Go, Dog. Go!; Cat in the Hat), The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (King Lear, As You Like It, etc), and the Arkansas Rep (Macbeth).