Courtney is 10 years old. She had been dancing since the age of 3 and she loves to perform. Courtney has always liked making people laugh and since Avery young age has been able to do various accents. Coming from Moberly, miss our, a little town in the middle of nowhere, she didn't have much opportunity. We moved to Branson when Courtney was 6 or 7. When she was 8 she went to her first audition ever and that was at a community theater. She auditioned for the role of Scott in "To Kill a Mockingbird' she was the youngest to audition and I just didn't think she had a chance with those older kids. She ended up getting the part and she did amazing. Then when she was 9 she auditioned for Sight and Sound theaters production of Jonah. Sight and Sound is the largest theater here in Branson. She is currently cast in Jonah where she plays several different roles, including the princess. ....but it ends Dec 31. Courtney is also a singer....she has only had 3 voice lessons ever but her dance and musical theater teachers say that she is a natural. Courtney really, "becomes" the character she is playing. She is an excellent dancer as well....although she did take a break from dance this past year to concentrate. There is not a lot of opportunity for acting in missouri, other than in Branson.....but even here the opportunities for children is very few.