Christine Wright will be teaching our third year dancers this October, in their residency with Peggy Baker Dance Projects, where she is the Resident Dance Trainer.
Christine began her serious training at the Washington School of the Ballet. At that time, she won a scholarship from the National Society of Arts and Letters which allowed her at the age of 17 to move to New York City to study full time with Maggie Black, with whom she studied her entire career. At 18 she joined the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company where she danced for 11 years, becoming his leading dancer. She also became Lar’s assistant helping him set works on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the Stuttgart Ballet, and the Washington Ballet, among others. She was a guest artist with the Elisa Monte Dance Company, worked with Blondell Cummings on a solo in conjunction with Music from Japan, worked with Ohad Naharin who created a solo for her for the Asia Society, and has worked with Zvi Gotheiner. She retired from performing in 1987.
Once retired, Christine taught an open professional level ballet class in New York City for 27 years. In 2014, she moved to Toronto where she teaches an open company class for Peggy Baker Dance Projects. She is an on-going guest teacher with Toronto Dance Theatre and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and has also started a restorative ballet class for the National Ballet of Canada.
At retirement, in addition to teaching, Christine began an extensive study of kinesiology, functional anatomy, and fine motor control with the renowned specialist Jean Claude West, among others. She has a private practice where she works one on one with clients who come to see her for a variety of reasons. Though she specializes in restoring functional symmetry of the spine and body, she works with many different issues and injuries in both the dance and lay population.
We are delighted to have Christine once again sharing her wisdom, knowledge, and expertise with our very fortunate students.
Welcome back, Christine!