Owner / Instructor
Christy received her early dance training from June Purrington Park and Ginger Gunn in Salt Lake City, Utah. She then began intensive training in the ballet preparatory and collegiate programs at the University of Utah where she received her bachelor and master degree from the Ballet department. At this time she had the opportunity to dance with the Utah Opera Company and Utah Ballet. While attending the University as a graduate student, Christy was awarded a teaching assistantship and taught ballet at the University of Utah. She is a an American Ballet Theatre Nationally Certified Teacher, having completed ABT’s National Training Curriculum and is a certified dance teacher by Dance Educators of America. Christy currently sits on the artistic staff for Mountain West Ballet Company, where she has choreographed for The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Cinderella, The sleeping Beauty, Alice in wonderland and Coppelia. Christy has owned and operated the Utah Dance Center for over 20 years.