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Christine is a fully certified teacher under Alixa Flexibility (Module One & Two), Acrobatic Arts (Module One), Dance Masters of America (Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Acrobatics), Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (Jazz & Tap), The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (Associate: Ballet & Stage and Member: Modern & Acrobatics) and holds her Intermediate Cecchetti Certificate, Cecchetti Canada (Ballet).
As an educator, Christine taught at the the secondary level within the Durham Separate District School Board from 2002-2007, where she was notably recognized for developing strong dance curriculums and dance teams, in addition to ten years alongside the studio milieu. With now over 25 years of teaching experience, Christine's students have been the recipients of many honourable awards in Canada, winning numerous scholarships and top marks in solo, duet and group categories, including highest mark of the competition. Christine's students have also continued dancing professionally in music videos, commercials, movies, theme parks, theatre, television, cheerleadering teams, cruise ships, Canadian Salsa Team and World Performers Canada (Dance World Cup- Europe).
Christine's passion for education is on-going annually attending many workshops, conventions and conferences in the industry including: The Dance Project (Vaughan, ON), Northern Movement Inc. Acro (Mississauga, ON), Cecchetti Canada: Major & Grades Workshop (The National Ballet School, Toronto, ON), Rebecca Davies: Radar Technique and Krista Miller's Teacher Classes - Jump Start Dance Intensive 2018 (Toronto, ON), Cecchetti Canada: 2019 Cecchetti National Conference (British Columbia, ON) and most recently CDX (Canadian Dance Expo 2022, Toronto, ON) and Toronto Teacher Expo 2022 (Toronto, ON).
Christine's "eye-for-detail" is second-to-none: makes for her student's polished technique and crowd-pleasing choreography. In addition, Christine is especially known for her exceptional teaching in acro, a specialty skill required at many auditions and a stand-out from competition-to-competition, year-after-year.
As the proud owner and director of Protégé Dance Company, Christine works diligently to build a positive reputation in the community and has gained the respect of many peers and professionals in the dance industry. More importantly, Christine believes in empowering all her students taking a holistic approach to teaching to ensure all her students are growing age-appropriately. As a mentor to many, Christine's philosophy is simple: work hard, remain humble and always choose kind.
Christine is honoured to work with the students, teachers and choreographers at Protégé Dance Company and welcomes all those who join our company! Full Bio