Courtney Cerny is a Chicago-based actress with experience in some of the most acclaimed Midwest Equity regional houses. Most recently, she was seen in the Goodman Theatre's production of BRIGADOON which won a Jeff award for best large production of a musical in 2014!
Courtney is a graduate of Center Grove High School, where she was a member of two national award- winning show choirs (Debtones and CG Sound System), and performed in numerous Center Grove theatrical productions. She developed a strong background in various styles of dance including: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and acrobatic dance during her sixteen years of study at The Dance Refinery in Indianapolis, Indiana.
While earning her BA in musical theatre performance from Liberty University, Courtney performed in nine main stage productions. She served as a dance captain in THE MUSIC MAN and following graduation was asked to choreograph THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at her alma mater. Courtney then went on to choreograph her first professional theatrical production, PETER PAN, with Alluvion Stage Company in Lynchburg, Virginia. As an instructor, Courtney has had the privilege of being a dance assistant and camp counselor at Show Choir Camps of America, as well as choreograph for numerous high school musicals and show choir groups including: THE SOUND OF MUSIC and AWESOME 80'S PROM (Center Grove High School), and the groups, Rebel Rhapsody (Roncalli High School), Elan and Co. (Beech Grove High School), Accents and Surround Sound (Center Grove High School).
Courtney's on-stage career has taken her all around the Midwest. She's appeared in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel, IN, THE MUSIC MAN at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis, IN, HELLO DOLLY, FOOTLOOSE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and A FIRESIDE CHRISTMAS at The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson, WI, and IN THE HEIGHTS at The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL. Upcoming productions include: MARY POPPINS at The Paramount Theatre (Aurora, IL) and WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane (Oakbrook, IL).
Though based out of Chicagoland, Courtney spends the majority of her time auditioning and traveling from theatre to theatre continuing to live out her dream of being a professional actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer!