Mrs. Christine (Magenheimer) Cohen
is one of the most accomplished and well respected Classical Ballet Teachers for young children in the Metropolitan, DC area. Ms. Christine has been teaching dance for 20 years, and is committed to sharing her passion for teaching and the gift of dance with hundreds of children within the DMV. Christine began studying dance in Wellesley, MA, and received her classical training from the Boston Ballet School, the North Atlantic Youth Ballet, the Classical Children’s Dance Theater of Boston, and the American Academy of Ballet.
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Highly committed to studying the art form of dance, Christine graduated
with a BFA in Dance, which she received, With Honors, from George Mason University. Christine continued her dance studies in NYC, at the Alvin Ailey School, where she was accepted into both the Intensive and Certificate programs. Upon completing the Intensive, Christine began to focus her strong interest and passion for teaching classical dance to children. She Co-founded and operated her own dance school, “Tiny Dancers, LLC ®”. As Artistic Director, Christine created the school’s unique and extensive “Story Dance” curriculum with the
mission to teach classical dance to young children, using creative innovation. She became a Certified Affiliate Teacher of the American Academy of Ballet to teach “Performance Awards” program classes to her ballet students.
Christine has continually embraced many new academic
advancement studies, and teaching opportunities, which have furthered to both advance and inspire her exceptional talents in teaching classical ballet to all ages and levels. Ms. Christine has served as a valuable trainer and mentor to many new teachers within numerous ballet schools during her career. Aside from her love of teaching young children, she has also been passionate about working with and training new staff. In addition to her passion and commitment to teaching, Christine has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to perform professionally. Christine has performed in VA and NYC, with Beth Elliott Dance Group, and in VA, with GroundWorks Dance Ensemble, along with Anomosmotion Dance Collective, and in DC, with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project’s “Past Forward” performance. Ms. Christine has been delighted to be a part of the Sterling Ballet Academy faculty for many years.