Johnson Christina

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Classical Ballet / Dancer

(Rehearsal Director) born in Vienna, Austria, Christina began her dance education at age seven. She trained at the Boston School of Ballet, the School of American Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. By the time she was seventeen she began her professional career. She was a member of the Boston Ballet for two years before joining the Dance Theatre of Harlem, where she rose to become a principal dancer during her 13-year tenure. She danced leading roles in much of the company’s repertoire, including Swan Lake, Giselle, Firebird, Prodigal Son, and The Four Temperaments. Christina has worked with distinguished choreographers and coaches, among them, Jerome Robbins, Frederic Franklin, Suzanne Farrell, Allegra Kent and Sir Anthony Dowell. She was a member of the Swiss companies, Le Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve for five years and Ballett Basel for two years, where her repertoire expanded to include works by William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, Ohad Naharin, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Twyla Tharp, Amanda Miller and David Parsons to name a few. Christina has been a featured guest artist with various companies worldwide, including the renowned Royal Ballet of London. She is a founding member of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Christina has also danced on Broadway.

After her performance career Christina has been sought after as a teacher, coach and ballet master, and has worked with companies such as the Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Gotesborg Ballett, Ballett Basel, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo to name a few. Christina held the position of Rehearsal Director for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and is currently on the guest faculty at the Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, and at Greenwich Ballet Academy. Christina continues to teach and coach for dance companies and schools worldwide.

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