Kobe Courtney was introduced to dance through Richmond Ballet’s Outreach program “Minds in Motion.” After receiving a scholarship, he started ballet at the age of 10. Five years later he decided to continue his training at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater. During his two years at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, he was able to learn and perform many pieces including Peter Pan, Bluebird Pas de Deux, and Etudes. He finished his training at San Francisco Ballet School. There, he was fortunate to perform some of his favorite pieces, Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and an excerpt from Jiri Kylians Sarabande.