A native Charlottean, Ms. Stewart received her training at the Charlotte School of Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and the San Francisco Ballet School. She joined San Francisco Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to soloist in 2010.
Courtney has danced numerous soloist and principal roles in works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Neumeier and William Forsythe, and has originated roles in premieres by Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Lar Lubovitch, Christopher Wheeldon, and Val Caniparoli. She has also performed all over the US, including Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center, as well as internationally in London, Paris, Athens, Copenhagen, and China. Courtney holds a B.A in Performing Arts from St. Mary's College of California, and has been a guest artist at St. Mary's College, Stanford University, and Minnesota Dance Theater. She has taught locally for the Charlotte Ballet Academy, Piedmont School of Music and Dance, Dance Davidson, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, and the Charlotte School of Ballet.