Christina was born and raised in a small suburb of St. Louis, MO.   Her love of entertaining started with her first dance class at age 2. From there she grew to develop a love for all the arts: singing, acting, dancing, and musical theatre.

 Christina has toured the world dancing for artists like: Lady Gaga, P.Diddy, Mariah Carey, Nicky Minaj, Will.I.Am, Ne-yo, Enrique Iglesias, Space Cowboy, Keri Hilson, Cassie, Avril Lavigne, Jody Watley, many Disney/Nickelodeon stars & more.

 Christina can be seen in countless TV performances such as the Super Bowl 51 Half Time Show, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, MTV VMAs, Saturday Night Live, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, American Music Awards, David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Teen Choice Awards, VH1 DIVA’S Live, BET Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, BET 106 and Park, George Lopez, NBA All Star Game,  Kids Choice Awards, Monique, The Disney Channel, Toyota Commercials, & many others. You can also see her in videos such as: Lady Gaga "John Wayne", “Applause”, “Bad Romance”, “You and I”, “Marry the Night” , “Applause”, Enrique Iglesias “I Like It”, Keri Hilson’s “Pretty Girl Rock”, “Lose Control” and “Love Me”, and All American Rejects “Beekeepers Daughter” to name a few.

 Christina is also a recording artist,  formerly in the band “The Nuckleheads”  and the girl group known as “Nikki 16” . She enjoys performing, singing and recording. Her former group performed on E! with Missy Elliot and made many other TV and press appearances and shows. She has worked with artists/producers such as: Chris Brown, Missy Elliot, DJ Felli Fel, the late HeavyD, and many more.

 She was assistant choreographer for the Disney TV show “Shake it Up” as well as numerous Disney videos. She worked in the country of Colombia filming many commercials that have aired worldwide! She assists choreographer Richard Jackson for several projects including artists Jojo and Matisse. Christina has also been assistant choreographer on countless TV shows such as ABC’s Castle, MTV’s ABDC,  ABC’s Cristella, NBC'S THE SING OFF, award shows, commercials, and Disney Channel. She assisted the legend Michael Rooney, as well. She also was asked, along with choreographer Rosero McCoy, to teach and dance with First Lady Michelle Obama for a promo tour !

Christina also has a passion for teaching and to spread her knowledge of the entertainment industry and “What it Takes” to be a part of it and maintain success. She feels passionate about bringing back what it “really” means to dance, the benefits knowing the history of dance brings, and what “true” performing as an individual entails. After working with Christina you will be left with a better understanding of dancing with individuality and confidence and really understand the feeling you should have when performing. She conveys this not only through teaching but through working as a judge at competitions as well.

 Christina looks forward to spreading her knowledge of the entertainment industry to both the existing and upcoming generations!

 

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