Courtney Marit was born in Washington, D.C. An avid gymnast, she reached elite level, was nationally ranked and eventually received a gymnastics scholarship from the University of Georgia, where she was part of the 1993 NCAA Championship team.
Marit is currently a performance artist, working with others to collaborate and create theatrical shows that include music, fire, trapeze, stilts and a myriad of circus arts. She is founder of Revolve Productions, a company that has brought together musicians, disc jockeys, designers and performers dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind events. She also teaches fire dancing with the intention of celebrating this ancient art form as a tool of self-expression, meditation and fun. Additionally, she is working on her first screenplay and focusing on creating film and documentaries that promote world unity.
Having traveled to over 30 countries around the globe, Marit previously worked as a deckhand/cook and helped deliver luxury yachts across the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. She also worked as a massage therapist, ski instructor, snow maker, farmer, elder caregiver, trailblazer, biking/hiking guide and importer.
Marit's many adventures include climbing mountain peaks in the Cordilla Blanca of Peru, skiing the mountains of Alaska, running a marathon in Honolulu, performing throughout Europe, living in caves in India, surfing in Costa Rica, hitchhiking through Mexico and walking the deserts of Chile. Marit wants to have the experience of a lifetime and lives for adventure and knowledge. Learning about other countries and cultures is her passion. She enjoys celebrating life and the world she lives in.
Marit describes herself as free spirited, creative, fun, sensitive and compassionate. She enjoys being part of an artistic community that integrates music, creation, dance and travel.
Marit is currently single and living in Los Angeles. Her birth date is May 24, 1974.
Scents Fresh baked bread, sandalwood oil
Flowers My Aunt Sandy's roses
Board Games Risk
Video Games No favorite
Sports to Play Ultimate Frisbee, biking
Sports Teams University of Georgia gymnastics, Lakers, Washington Redskins
Outdoor Activities Sailing, hiking, surfing
TV Shows Real Time with Bill Maher, SURVIVOR, Entourage, Lost, Rock Star
Movies House of Flying Daggers, The Incredibles, Pulp Fiction
Actors Johnny Depp, Kevin Spacey, Nicolas Cage, Orlando Bloom
Actresses Angelina Jolie, Jodie Foster, Naomi Watts
Music Breakbeats, Drum & Bass, Widespread Panic
Magazines The Economist, Zinc, Vogue
Books/Authors The Four Agreements, anything else by Don Miguel Ruiz
Cereals Cap'n Crunch mixed with granola
Fruits Kiwi, mango, papaya, nectarine
Snack Foods Cashews, soy nuts, candied ginger
Cookies My Aunt Sandy's yumalicious cookies
Candy Bars Skor, Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Alcoholic Drinks Piña Colada, Baileys
Non-Alcoholic Kombucha, Chai, Sprite