Ms. Courtney B.
Courtney has over thirty years of experience dancing, teaching, and performing in a wide variety of dance techniques. Beginning at a young age, Courtney began training in ballet, jazz, and tap from a variety of studios across the United States.
At the age of 14, Courtney began dancing in her first ballet company, Kingwood Dance Theater in Texas.
Upon moving to California, she then began dancing with Folsom Lake Civic Ballet. During this time she performed at Regional Dance America’s Southwest Festival , and in numerous ballets including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, the lead in Copellia, and multiple operas including Thais and Solame.
Courtney toured with the competition group Impact around northern California competing at a variety of conventions, where she had the opportunity to train with professional choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Desiree Robbins, and Susie Miller-Fuentes.
During her time in college, Courtney danced and captained the UC San Diego Dance Team, which ranked second nationally in their division. Also, during her college career, Courtney trained in modern and contemporary with many local and world renowned choreographers such as Allyson Green, Patricia Rincon, and Jean Issacs.
Courtney still continues performing and has performed in the “Voices of San Diego Dance Theater”, as well as San Diego Dance Theater’s “Trolley Dances”. Courtney received her BA with honors from UC San Diego, and also received her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Diego State.
Along with her husband, Courtney co-owned and directed All Star Dance Studio where she trained dancers in all facets of dance including, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, and acro. She lead the All Star Dance Company to place in overalls at various dance competitions and received various choreography awards, Best in Show, and Best Director. She began a preschool alternative program which focused on learning through dance, theater, and music.
Now Courtney has two beautiful children, Maeric and Evelyn, who she works to inspire everyday through the performing arts. She loves to teach and spread her love of the arts, and hopes to foster strength, graciousness, and perseverance to the next generation of dancers.