Christina Perry – Assistant Artistic Director JDC Rehearsal Director

Christina has been dancing for 20 years and her passion for dance was inspired from her early training under Betsy Carr, Marjorie Randazzo, and Melissa Ray at Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, MI. She then earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance at Butler University’s prestigious Jordan College of the Arts in Indianapolis, IN.

Christina is currently dancing professionally with Pure Existence in Ann Arbor, MI as a company artist. She has also performed with Nomi Dance Company in Chicago, IL working with choreographers Laura Kariotis, Joshua Blake Carter, Wade Schaaf, and Amanda Hickey. Christina has also performed with Ballet 5:8 as a winter soloist in Julianna Slager’s “Four Seasons of the Soul” and in guest choreographer Preston Miller’s work “And Mercy”. Christina has also appeared as a guest artist for Jackson Academy in Jackson, MI Nutcracker as Sugar Plum and for the Southern Illinois Music Festival in Swan Lake as a 4 Little Swan and a Princess and in Firebird as a Maiden.

Christina has studied with the Joffrey Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company, Ballet Met on Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, Dance Teachers Summit, and New York City Dance Alliance as an Outstanding Dancer. Christina has also toured Europe on a full scholarship with Company Dance Traverse for the Tanzommer Festival.