Welcome Ms. Christina!
Though much of our Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts teaching staff is made up of Ballet 5:8 Company Artists who are returning for their second or third year of teaching with the school, we have a few new instructors joining us for the first time for the Fall Semester. One of these new faces is Ms. Christina Perry, who is also joining the Ballet 5:8 professional company as a Senior Apprentice for the 2015-2016 Season. Ms. Christina will be teaching classes in the Children's Dance and Youth Dance Divisions, including some of our new jazz, tap and hip hop classes offered for the first time this fall!
Where She's Been
Before joining Ballet 5:8, Ms. Christina toured Europe with Tanszommer on a full merit scholarship with Company Dance Traverse at age 16. She attended two summer intensives on merit scholarship with Ballet Met. She also has trained with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) Joffrey Midwest, Joffrey LA, Complexions and New York City Dance Alliance. Ms. Christina earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the prestigious Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2015. Ms. Christina began her teaching career at Steppin Up Dance Studio in Evart, MI under Kate Price and Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, MI under Betsy Carr & Melinda Baker while in middle school and is now an experienced instructor in a variety of disciplines.