Ms. Courtney is originally from Roan Mountain, TN. She has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Line, Modern/Contemporary, and Acrobatics/AcroDance for nearly 36 years and has been a USA Gymnastics Certified Coach for the last 3 years. She has attended many workshops and won several competitions including Showstoppers and DMI. She has studied under many great dancers throughout her career including Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, Joe Tremaine, the late Doug Caldwell, Dena Rizzo, and Frank Hatchett. She began dancing at Studio Dance in Johnson City, TN under JoAnn Hodge. In college, she studied several types of dance at East Tennessee State University. Mrs. Courtney also had the opportunity to work for Lifestyle Renovations (a health training company) in Titusville, FL, creating dance programs to help rehabilitate and strengthen clients of all ages. Most recently, Ms. Courtney was an instructor with WISC Dance, the WISC Bronze and Silver level Gymnastics Coach, and the WISC Gymnastics Team Dance Coach. Ms. Courtney has been honored and grateful for the opportunity to work for Ms. Linda and all the amazing instructor and dancers at AOD! This is definitely the opportunity of a lifetime! Ms. Courtney is the proud momma of two wonderful kids, Arielle and Lucas.