Christina has a wealth of experience in the performing arts from educator to performer to arts administration. Christina believes that the arts should be inclusive and works to instill her love of the arts in all of her students. Christina has been a member of Les Petites, Ltd. ballet company in New Jersey, performed on regional professional stages as well as touring North America, has choreographed for professional, community, and educational venues, has written and directed countless productions as the Theatrical Programming Coordinator for Davenport, IA's Putnam Museum, has been the Company Manager for Mississippi Bend Players, a regional theatre housed at Augustana College, worked as Membership Manager for the Educational Theatre Association (a professional organization for theatre educators and home of the International Thespian Society- an honor society for theatre students), served on the board of the International Museum Theatre Alliance, and is a member of the Iowa Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame. Christina loves spending time with her husband Bill and their children Zachary and Anna.
Connie has been dancing and training in gymnastics for over 20 years and coaching for almost 10 years. Her background is in many styles including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, pointe, poms and lyrical dance as well as traditional four-event gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, and power tumbling. She has been involved in cheerleading for 15 years with schools, recreational teams, competitive teams, and cheered for St. Ambrose University for four years while studying exercise science and psychology. Outside of the studio you may see Connie performing every summer with the Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Team or spending time with her husband AJ and daughter Henley.