Courtney Kramer is originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois, where she received her formal training with Judith Svalander. In 2003, she graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Dance. After completing the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program, Kramer was asked to join the Company in 2005. She was honored to perform in the world premiere of Michael Pink’s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Kramer has enjoyed performing featured roles in Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, George Balanchine's Agon, Dawn variation in Coppélia, the roles of Clara and The Snow Queen in Michael Pink's The Nutcracker, Red Girl in Celts and Tiger Lily in Michael Pink’s Peter Pan. She has also enjoyed dancing in many classical and contemporary roles choreographed by Michael Pink, Mauro de Candia, Val Caniparoli, Maurice Causey, Alejandro Cerrudo, Brock Clawson, Trey McIntyre, Matthew Neenan, Timothy O'Donnell, Lila York and many others. Kramer is working toward her MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, after her recent marriage to Milwaukee Ballet Leading Artist Marc Petrocci, is embracing her new lifelong role as wife. This is her ninth season with Milwaukee Ballet.