Official CBS.com Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
page excerpts (1/9/06):
"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
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
Marit is currently single and living in Los Angeles. Her
birth date is May 24, 1974."