Attitude is everything. Can’t is not a word used in achieving success.
Find her in: Ballet Basics, Ballet 2, and Ballet 3
Christy was born and raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where she lived until the summer of 2005 when she moved to Tucson. Her life as a dancer began at age two when she told her mom “I want to do that” pointing at the TV. Christy began dancing at Laura Lynn School of Dance where she competed in numerous competitions every year and won several awards. During high school, she was also on the dance team and in the school musicals where she was a captain and helped with choreography. In 1997 she received a dance workshop scholarship in ballet and recognition as an outstanding tap dancer from Dance Educators of America. Although she was dancing there several days a week, she still wanted more! She attended Point Park University conservatory program for 5 years, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater for 1 year and La Roche College academy program for 2 years. While at Point Park there were several performances each year, Christy’s favorite was touring with the Nutcracker with a live orchestra. After high school she went to La Roche College where she majored in Dance Concentration in Ballet and minored in Business. It was here that she began teaching, starting with conservatory classes in ballet. She later went on to be hired by La Roche College as the assistant to the director of dance, Gerard Holt. Christy held several positions including the dance minor’s principle instructor, rehearsal mistress, academy of dance instructor, production and stage manager. She returned to Laura Lynn School of Dance as a dance instructor as well as teaching at Tammy’s School of Dance, the Alpha School, Carnegie Performing Arts Center and Community College of Allegheny County. She also performed with Ampersand Dance Theater and Carnegie Performing Arts Center. Christy has been a ballet instructor and choreographer as well as a member of the management staff at BreakOut Studios for four years.
“When I told my mom ‘I want to do that” she held back because she didn’t think at the age of two I really understood what it was I wanted, little did she know that dance would become my life and a true passion of mine.”