Mrs. Courtney’s love for dance began as early as age 3 when she attended hervery first Ballet and Tap class at the Cullman Civic Center. Soon after, she became a competition dancer, and grew up participating in conventions and competitions throughout the Southeast, allowing her the opportunity to learn from award winning choreographers and highly acclaimed dancers.
After graduating from Cullman High School, Mrs. Courtney went on to study the Art of Dance and Business at Troy University. While in Troy, she was accepted, by audition, into Troy's Dance Repertory Ensemble (TDRE). With TDRE, Courtney studied ballet and modern contemporary under the direction of Tracy Gilland Shillabeer (Masters in Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU), contemporary and jazz from former Bad Boy of Dance, Patrick Pugh, and the art of ballet from world-renowned Director and Ballet Master, Elie Lazar. Along with many other dance and theatre performances in various genres’, she was chosen by John Mark Owns to perform a Pas De Deux in the TDRE Winter Showcase and honored by Elie Lazar to perform solo to a poem Monologue in TDRE's Juxdeposed Concert.
As Owner and Director of Courtney’s Dance Artistry, Mrs. Courtney has received awards for her choreography, as well as creative concept, costume and prop designs, among other special recognitions and platinum adjudication awards, as have her Elite Dancers.
Mrs. Courtney Rhea Foshee is married to Army Sergeant Kyle Wester Foshee, who is also a police officer with Cullman Police Department and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Spartan Shield. They have a beautiful daughter named Clara Jane Foshee.