Courtney


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Occupation:  Research Fellow, dance teacher, and Cavalier Girl

Hometown:  Columbus, OH

College: The Ohio State University

Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: 2nd Year

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Cavaliers’ Legend:  Austin Carr

Style of Dance: Contemporary

Quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Cleveland Area Restaurant: Lago

Article of Clothing: scarves and oversized sweaters

Phone App: Instagram

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie: The Harry Potter series

Movie Character: Katniss Everdeen

TV Show: Power

Holiday: Christmas

Charity: Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation


More Questions!

What is your junk food weakness? Pizza

Who is your “celebrity crush”? I don’t have one!

What is your dream date? Taking a spontaneous day trip to an island with my boyfriend.

What is your dream job? Becoming an Occupational Therapist and a fitness influencer.

What is your biggest fear?  Getting severely injured and not being able to dance or run again.

Do you have any pets?  No

Who is the most inspirational person in your life? My mom.

What is your dream vacation destination? Tanzania and New Zealand

If you had to pick two famous people to be your parents who would you choose? Barack and Michelle Obama

List 5 words that describe you: Adventurous, Brilliant, Dedicated, Lively, and Type-A

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What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you? I ran in the Columbus Marathon last fall, my very first full marathon ever. From miles 18-26.2, I ran without shoes!

Do you have any nicknames? Baby Court

What is your biggest accomplishment? Turning my post-graduate internship into a job.

What is a failure you learned from?  Not making the Cavaliers Girls dance team my first year auditioning. I got cut at the final event at Shooters, which was devastating, but after that I never gave up. I trained with the Canton Charge dance team for two years, which helped me polish my skills and grow as a performer.

What famous person (dead or alive) would you like to have dinner with? why? Beyoncé. She’s an example to women that you can have it all, a successful career and a family. I’m very organized myself, but I’d like to get tips from her on how she is able to balance everything in her life.

What is your guilty pleasure? Wrapping myself in blankets on a rainy day, with a cup of coffee and a good book or movie.

What would be your super power? To fly, so I can travel whenever I want to!

 What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself? Yaya Dacosta

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I am most proud of: my college degree.

I’ve always wanted to: Run a marathon in a foreign country.

What is your dance background and experience? I started training when I was 7 years old, at Theater Street Dance Academy in Columbus, OH. I also attended a performing arts middle and high school, where I studied genres that weren’t taught at my studio. After graduating from high school, I majored in dance at Ohio State.

Why did you decide to audition for Cavalier Girls?  Someone from my hometown made the Cavalier Girls dance team my senior year of college, and that’s what pushed me to do it once I graduated. I’d never danced for a sports team, so I thought it would be a different yet amazing experience for me. In Columbus, we don’t have an NBA or NFL team, so seeing someone from my hometown dance for a team of the Cleveland Cavaliers caliber truly inspired me.

What do you like most about being a part of Cavalier Girls? There are so many things I love about being a Cavalier Girl. First and foremost, I love performing at the games. There’s nothing that comes close to the adrenaline rush of being out on center court. Also, I love interacting with our amazing fans, especially the little ones. We have such an impact on our young fans, and knowing that they look up to us means the world to me.

Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? My most memorable moment during my time as a Cavalier Girl was representing the organization in China this past summer at the NBA 5V5 in Beijing. We performed, interacted with fans, and got to site-see on our downtime, which was a bonus. I’m equally as passionate about travel as I am about dance, so having the opportunity to dance in China was a dream come true.

If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say?  I would tell the fans to keep being the best fans in “The Land.” Your unwavering support and dedication is what led the Cleveland Cavaliers to becoming the 2016 NBA Champions. Thank you fans!!!

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