Courtney Gouveia

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Courtney was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by a very creative and musical family, so claims she has always had a love for the stage. Performing herself didn’t come until the age of 16, when she attended Bournemouth & Poole College of Arts for a Diploma in Musical Theatre. 

Throughout her time at BPC she was given incredible opportunities to grow as a performer and a person. This is where she decided that Performing was what she wanted to do for a career. 

While studying her diploma Courtney was lucky enough to be given some fantastic roles, such as Killer Queen in WE WILL ROCK YOU, Bridget in SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT and Sarah in OUR HOUSE. 

In 2014 she finished her Diploma with a Triple Distinction* and was eager to find somewhere to carry on with her studies. 

After attending a ‘Move It’ function in London and meeting the IAB team, she knew that this was the school for her. So later that year Courtney made the brave move to Barcelona to start studying a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre. During her precious time at the IAB she had the chance to play many fantastic roles but her favourite of all time was Maureen Johnson in RENT. 

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In her last few months of IAB Courtney put together a showreel, making it live on YouTube.  Within a week she was contacted by a member of P&O Cruises whom had been passed her details via the showreel. Without an audition she was offered the job on the spot, to start rehearsals in September 2017. So her graduation was made a lot more special knowing that she had work to go to. 

She is now coming to the end of her rehearsals and is about to embark on the Oceana Ship until August 2018. With 10 different shows to perform she is extremely excited to get on the high seas, travel the world and do what she loves. 

Alice Wood