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Versatile and dynamic, Christina began her belly dance journey in 1993 and her career as an instructor in 2003. She is a founding member and co-director of the nationally acclaimed fusion troupe, Blue Loti and has been teaching belly dance in Elgin, IL since 2003. A continual student of belly dance, Christina first studied for over a decade with Jasmin Jahal of Chicago IL. Her current teachers of fusion style belly dance are Rachel Brice of Portland, OR and Zoe Jakes of Oakland CA.
As an instructor, Christina is highly regarded as being knowledgeable, creative, and challenging, all the while delivering her material with an approachable sense of humor. She has been honored to teach at many major belly dance events in the United States but now focuses those efforts primarily on her local students.
In 2019, after over 250 hours of dedicated study, Christina was named an official instructor of Datura Style™ Belly Dance by Rachel Brice and her Datura Dance School.
Christina teaches fusion belly dance with a focus on Datura Style™ technique and vocabulary, directs studio troupe La Groove Fatale, and is the owner of Eastern Groove Belly Dance.