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. After receiving her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, she joined their faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor for three years. She has also taught courses at Hofstra University, Queens College, the University of Wisconsin Madison, San Francisco State University, Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive and the TseKh Summer Dance School in Moscow, Russia. Currently, she teaches privately and at LINES Dance Center in San Francisco.
As a creator and leader, she co-directed Incidents Dance in NYC from 19982011. The company was founded on the mission of artistic collaboration and we continue 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 movement. Her multi-media work, A Product of Distance, was honored as one of Milwaukee Magazine’s favorite performances of 2013. The work was a collaborative effort, commissioned and performed by Danceworks Performance Company, with music composed by Tim Russell, video projections by Katlyn Price and set designed by Edward Winslow.
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 physically integrated company. Christina has also danced in the companies of Gerald Casel, Susan Osberg, Li Chiao Ping, and Pat Cremins.
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