Courtney Helen Grile is a theatre artist and PhD Candidate in the Department of Drama at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a BFA in Media & Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art & Design, an MFA in Theatre (emphasis in Theatre for Young Audiences) from the University of Central Florida. She has worked in the United States and Ireland as an administrator, adjunct instructor, teaching artist, performer, facilitator, and director. Originally trained as a musical theatre performer, she loves to sing and share the joy of singing with others. Some of her favourite roles include playing Fantine in Les Miserables and Emily Elizabeth in Clifford Live! Her passion is for sharing the beauty and power of theatre with others. She is delighted to be able to do that in joyous environment of NPAS!