Courtney began dancing at the age of three in her hometown of Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. Studying under RAD, ADAPT, CDTA, and NHDA, Miss Odelein is now a certified instructor with ADAPT, Acrodance Teacher Association, an ADTA Mentor teacher, an ADTA Professional Adjudicator, Acrobatic Arts, Professional Adjudicators Alliance, member and contributor to Army of Sass and developer of Heels 101. With well over 10 years experience teaching and over 12 year as a professional dancer, her range of knowledge is very broad from ballet and contemporary, to jazz and tap, to acrobatics and hip hop and everything in between!
She has had the honour of being apart of Annie Wood’s jazz/contemporary company Dare to Dance: Instincts, as well as, living in both Vancouver and Toronto dancing and training with many companies and programs. Her guest choreography and teaching spots include: Dark Dance Company, Broadway Bound International, Fayez1 Productions, and The Toronto Rock Cheerleaders. She was also a full time faculty member of The Underground Dance Centre in Toronto. Through teaching and performing, Courtney has been able to travel all across North America.
You can see her in videos for artists such as; V Sevani, Wanting Q, Diana Viselli, Ain’t No Love, and rIVerse, just to name a few. She has appeared in numerous shows, events and productions such as; Tapistry, The GREAT Campaign, Julia Tynes, Toronto Pride, Canadian Indie Week, Duality, Wayne Gretzky and many more live performances throughout Canada and the US. Her T.V. credits include; Canada Summer Games Ceremonies, Extra, TSN, Coors Light, the Marilyn Denis Show, CP24 and CTV. Courtney has also directed, choreographed and produced over 30 sold out shows in Toronto, along with choreography for The Rock Cheerleaders, Toronto Pride and many other dance performances all over Canada.
Ms Odelein is extremely grateful for the many opportunities to perform, teach, and choreograph all over North America and loves sharing her knowledge and experiences any chance she can!