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Courtney Shortney - San Diego, CA


As well as acrobatics, Courtney cheered competitively at the college level, and is professionally trained in various styles of dance and innovative movement.

Performing professionally since summer 2000, Courtney started her career as a dancer with Carnival Cruise Lines. In 2002, she took to the stages of Six Flags Over Texas while singing and dancing for various seasonal productions.
Attending Weatherfod College in 2004 on a full scholorship for cheerleading, she competed at the collegiate level while training with national champion athletes, still found time to coach award-winning kids & teens. Around 2009, Courtney shifted focus to finish her Interior Design degree at Art Institute of Dallas.

In 2014, Courtney moved to Los Angeles from Fort Worth after being accepted on full scholarship to AMDA (American Music & Dramatic Academy) in Hollywood, as well as working at 3rd Street Dance. While much of her time in Los Angeles was spent behind the scenes working various high-profile private clients, dancers, productions and artists, she capitalized on the nickname, Shortney and made a buzz with her tiny size & big presence.

Upon chance, the discovery of Partner Acrobatics was in the early summer of 2015, when Courtney walked past a window holding an AcroYoga class, where upon she met long-time training partner, Jonathan Rea. With regular training sessions at Jack & Jeri's Gym in Van Nuys, Californa, Courtney and Jon built an Icarian based partner acrobatic practice nicknamed AcroPops, that incorperates acrobatic elements pulled from; Gymnastics, Juggling, Icarian Games, Risley, Dance & AcroYoga.

It wasn't until 2017, that she begain training hand-to-hand acrobatics with AcroArmy, (who placed 3rd on America's Got Talent previously) under the coaching and artistic direction of 2x sports acrobatic world champion, Arthur Davis III. After relocation to San Diego in order to train full-time with teammates living locally as well. During the team hiatus (due to the director going under shoulder reconstruction), Courtney, and two other AcroArmy athletes, joined forces to form the trio PartyTrix. In March 2018, PartyTrix debuted the first version of their trio act with Berlin based company,  Party Like Gatsby. In October, the revamped trio act was taken across the globe to stages in both Gothenburg and Stochkholm, Sweden.

Currently, Courtney is performing a new trio act on tour across  domestic and international venues in 2019, with PartyTrix trio partners, Tad Merrell and Scott Cooper. In addition to the traveling trio act, is performing as a current athlete with the world famous, high-flying, acrobatic troupe AcroArmy.


Dance
Acrobatics
Cheerleading
Choreography
Private Lessons
Corperate Events
Birthday Parties
Performances
Kid's Classes
Workshops
Classes

Available for events, performances, teaching workshops and private lessons, demonstrating a unique skill set of acrobatic talents.
Circus specialty performaces in a style more commonly seen in acts like Cirque du Soleil - but not quite the same.

Perfomance Troupe:
AcroArmy
Members are acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, yogis, contortionists, former Cirque du Soleil cast, actors, actresses & people gifted with a passion for acrobatics from all parts of the wolrd. 

ACROARMY CURRENTLY PERFORMS INTERNATIONALLY AND HAS MADE TV APPEARANCES ON NBC, CBS, HALLMARK, AND LIVE EVENTS SUCH AS THE USA OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS TRIALS, LA FASHION WEEK, NEW BALANCE WORLD CONGRESS, AND PRIVATE CELEBRITY EVENTS.  ACROARMY WAS THE 3RD PLACE FINALIST ON NBC'S 9TH SEASON OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT.
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