Christina Briggs brings to San Francisco her vibrant artistry in dance, choreography, and somatic practice. She began her professional career as a classical dancer for the Richmond Ballet and expanded her training in modern dance and choreography, earning her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University. She then moved to NYC for 15 years, where she had a professional career as a modern/post-modern dancer, co-directed her own company which showcased her choreography and fostered a teaching practice.
Christina has taught college courses in Ballet Technique, Contemporary Modern Technique, Repertory, Pilates, Applied Anatomy and a variety of courses within the creative track. She has taught courses at Hofstra University, Queens College, the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive and the TseKh Summer Dance School in Moscow, Russia. After receiving her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, she joined their faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor for three years. Currently, she teaches at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, SF State University and is a regular Guest Teacher for AXIS Dance Company in the Bay Area, where she resides.
As a creator and leader, she Co-directed Incidents Dance in NYC from 1998-2011. The company was founded on the mission of artistic collaboration and she continues to explore new ideas and concepts that deepen and expand these collaborations. In her choreography, she seamlessly integrates physically demanding movement with complex relationships to explore the human condition in movement. Her multi-media work, A Product of Distance, was honored as one of Milwaukee Magazine’s top five performances of 2013.
As a performer, she was a founding member of Heidi Latsky Dance and served as the company’s rehearsal director for 10 years. She was an original member of the Gimp Project, the first of Heidi’s critically acclaimed works, performed by a company comprised of professionally trained dancers and disabled performers. Christina has also danced in the companies of Susan Osberg (Workwith Dancers Company), Li Chiao Ping (Li Chiao-Ping Dance) and Pat Cremins (Wyoming Dance Theater). Currently, she dances with GERALDCASELDANCE in San Francisco.
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