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Christine Tavares-D'Angelo



  • Acrobatic Arts (Module One & Two)

  • Alixa Flexibility (Module One & Two)

  • Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT Jazz & Tap)

  • The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD Associate: Ballet & Stage. BATD Member: Modern & Acrobatics)

  • Dance Masters of America's Teacher's Training School at S.U.N.Y Buffalo, Centre for the Arts

  • Advanced 1 Ballet (Cecchetti Canada)


As the proud owner and director of Protégé Dance Company (established in 2010), 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. Christine believes in empowering all her students to reach their personal best by taking a holistic approach to teaching to ensure all her students are growing age-appropriately in mind, body and soul.  Christine's work ethic is strong, sharing the same expectations and values with her students and team. As a mentor to many, Christine's philosophy is simple: work hard and remain humble. As a life-long learner Christine is committed to growing, evolving and elevating as an educator, mentor and business owner:  "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better do better."- Maya Angelou.


Christine is a fully certified dance teacher under: Acrobatic Arts (Module One & Two), Alixa Flexibility (Module One & Two), Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT Jazz & Tap), The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD Associate: Ballet & Stage. BATD Member: Modern & Acrobatics), is a graduate from the Dance Masters of America's Teacher's Training School at S.U.N.Y Buffalo, Centre for the Arts (DMA Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Acrobatics), is an active member of Dance Masters of Canada Chapter #38, and holds her Advanced One Cecchetti Certificate, Cecchetti Canada (Ballet). 

As a dance educator, Christine taught at the secondary level within the Durham Separate District School Board from 2002-2007 (St. Mary C.S.S., Notre Dame C.S.S, and Father Leo J. Austin C.S.S), where she was notably recognized for developing exceptionally strong dance curriculums and dance teams while teaching within the studio milieu (Durham Region, North York and Vaughan). 

With now over 25 years of teaching experience, Christine's students have been the recipients of many honourable awards in Canada, winning numerous scholarships, top marks in solo, duet and group categories, including the highest mark of the competition as well as Face of Fever and Let's Get Loud. Many of Christine's students have continued dancing professionally in music videos, commercials, movies, theme parks, theatre, television, cheerleading teams, cruise ships, Canadian Salsa Team, World Performers Canada (Dance World Cup- Europe) and Mexico (Five Star Dance Company-The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort), and have also modeled for: Hamilton's Theatrical Supply and Jazzamattazz (print- dance costume catalogues).

Christine's passion for education is on-going annually attending many workshops, conventions and conferences in the industry to ensure that all her students are taught the latest style and techniques in dance including: The Dance Project (Vaughan, ON),  Northern Movement Inc. Acro (Mississauga, ON), Rebecca Davies: Radar Technique and Krista Miller's Teacher Classes - Jump Start Dance Intensive 2018 (Toronto, ON), Cecchetti Canada: National Conference 2019 (British Columbia, ON), Rebecca Davies: Flexibility & Turns 2022 (Protégé Dance Company), Cecchetti Canada: Major & Grades Workshop 2023 (The National Ballet School, Toronto, ON), CDX - Canadian Dance EXPO 2022 & 2023 (Toronto/Hamilton, ON), Toronto Teacher Expo 2022 & 2023 (Toronto, ON) and most recently DMC - Dance Masters of Canada Chapter #38, Fall Convention 2023 (Hamilton, 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.

Christine is also an award winning choreographer; recipient of numerous choreography, adjudicator and teacher choice awards. Her acclaimed choreography credits have been featured in numerous fashion shows, musicals and corporate events including:

  • Summer Works

  • Moto Amore

  • Town of Pickering: Mayor's Gala

  • City of Mississauga: Mayor's Gala

  • Motionball

  • IFBB Toronto Pro-Show

  • West Side Story

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Grease (Bluma Appel Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto)

  • Women in Dance (Toronto Centre for the Arts)

As well as charities including:

  • Canadian Cancer Society

  • Congress of Black Women

  • Alzheimer's Society

  • Cystic Fibrosis of Canada

  • Starlight Children's Wish Foundation

  • United Way

  • Dancing For Dogs

  • Refuge Arts Fundraiser

In addition, Christine was the:

  • Head Choreographer for the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Dance Team (Air Canada Center)

  • Head Coach for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Varsity Dance Team

  • Choreographer for Canadian Pop Artist, Lexi Tellings

  • KEP Events

  • ICING Marketing Corporation

As a professional dancer, Christine had the opportunity to perform across Canada, United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Her performance roles were seen on television, music videos, cruise ships, theme parks, dinner theatres, casinos and numerous corporate events. Some of Christine's memorable appearances include CFL Grey cup Half Time Show ft. Lenny Kravitz (TSN), Fashion Cares: MAC Cosmetics ft. Amanda Marshall, David Usher, Angie Stone (A&E/Bravo, World Winter Games Opening Ceremonies ft. Susan Aglukark (TSN), Paramount Parks (Breakfast Television, CITY-TV), featured acrobat in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Music of the Night" (Norwegian Cruise Lines). Epcot Walt Disney World, Viva Las Vegas, Sangre Caliente, and three seasons as Dance Captain with Paramount Canada's Wonderland in the main stage production. Industrial performances include: Bell Mobility, Bell Canada, Sears, Weekenders Canada and the Carlu.

As a guest teacher to many studios and conventions across the province, Christine has also taught at Metro Movement Dance Studio, OIP Dance Centre, George Brown College and Durham Synchronized Swimming Club.

In addition, Christine holds a Business Diploma (Centennial College) and is associated with the Professional Adjudicators Alliance (PAA) adjudicating for numerous competitions across Canada and the United States including, Terpsichore Dance Celebration, Dancefest, Rhythm Dance, Dance Beat, Dance Extravaganza, Canadian Edge, CDTA and CNE Rising Star.

Lastly, Christine is the director and owner of PDC Entertainment; customizing dance entertainment to suit professional business events.

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