When the Vincent Legacy Scholarship program was established by Starlight Theatre and Greg and Rebecca Reid in 2006, two scholarships were awarded in that inaugural year. One went to Courtney Germany, who at the time was a student at Rosedale Middle School in Kansas City, Kan. Already a talented young dancer, Courtney used her scholarship funds to enroll in advanced dance classes and competitions at Kristi’s Academy of Dance.
Perhaps even more importantly, she also began a relationship with Starlight that now spans 12 years.
Courtney has served as a teaching assistant and teaching artist at numerous Starlight camps, performed in multiple Starlight galas, worked as a child wrangler during Starlight-produced shows, and this fall is the choreographer for the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow. In this role, she is working with 14 talented middle-school students to create a holiday medley they will perform at events across Kansas City in November and December.
The experience that brought Courtney’s Starlight relationship full circle, however, came in mid-September when she performed for the first time professionally on the Starlight stage as a member of the ensemble cast of Grease. Courtney took time to answer a few questions during the show’s run.