— RAD Teacher
Christina has trained with various ballet schools in California, Virginia, and Rhode Island. Most notably, she trained under Melinda Cordell who was a former Soloist for American Ballet Theater. In 2003, she moved to London, England and began dancing at the Royal Academy of Dance. She trained under June Mitchell and in 2005 was accepted to the RAD ballet education program. Whilst studying in London, she trained with renowned ballet instructors and performed in annual ballet shows.
Along with classical ballet technique, she has educational experience in repertoire, choreography, notation and dance analysis. In 2008, Christina graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance earning a BA in Ballet Education with honors. Additionally, she earned distinction in her final teaching exam and is certified to teach all levels of the RAD syllabus. In the summer of 2008, Christina moved to San Diego and began teaching classical ballet technique, RAD ballet, tap and jazz. Possessing an infectious enthusiasm for dance, she is dedicated to every student and strives to teach disciplined dance within an enjoyable and rewarding atmosphere. This will be Christina's 2nd year at PADC and she will be taking on more within the RAD Ballet program.