Assistant Professor, Voice and Movement Specialist - Theatre & Dance
Courtney is a performer, director and vocal/movement coach.
As an actor, Courtney has performed in Regional Theatres across the Country and Off-Off Broadway in NYC. She spent a year as a Resident Actor with Know Theatre of Cincinnati, where she received critical praise and awards for her portrayal of Eurydice in the regional premier of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice as well as her performance of Harper Pitt in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika.
Summer of 2013, Courtney travels to Prague to perform in a co-devised World Premier of Fault/Line at the MeetFactory, and back to NYC with The Three Eleanors.
Courtney has trained extensively with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company in New York in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, as well as the Viewpoints. She has studied modern dance at the American Dance Festival and was a junior company member with Robert Ivey Ballet in Charleston, South Carolina.
Courtney’s ongoing research is in the voice and bodywork of the renown, Arthur Lessac. She collaborates with colleagues in her field examining the overlap of the Suzuki Method and the Lessac Work. She is a Certified Lessac Practitioner. She has received a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center work her Vocal work on Is He Dead?.
Other specializations include the creation of original works of highly physicalized theatre. She is the co-creator several works of movement theatre, including The Wait, which was a critical success at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Workshops lead include: Suzuki Method of Actor training and the Viewpoints, Yoga for the Actor and Collaborative, Original Theatre Making.
Member: VASTA, The Lessac Institute
- BA, College of Charleston
- MFA, University of Southern Mississippi
Most recently at Texas Tech:
- Director: How to Succeed in Business…
- Choreographer: Urinentown
- Vocal/Movement Coach: Is He Dead?, The Country Wife
- Performer: Big Love, Thyona