The BEST Dance studio in Fort Myers
Principal Dancer Academy is the Art of Dance through technique and education for all ages, from beginning to Advanced. Drop in classes for Ballet / Jazz / Modern/ Hip Hop / Musical Theater are welcome.
One on one intensive training, with professional dancer Christine Carrillo, using technique and intense exercises to master the art of perfection in dance. For the serious dancer in you.
Choreographing dances, floor routines, competitions and more.
Coaching for competition dances and gymnastics floor routines.
Also offering for adults - Zumba, Jazz Class and Basic Ballet Sculpting/Bar Work.
Christine began her dance training at the early age of 3. Christine is trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. She received a full scholarship to attend the "Fame School in Chicago," in The Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts. At age 17, Christine joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago as one of the youngest members ever to join Hubbard Street. Over the years, Christine worked with many choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, including Twyla Tharp (The Tharp Project), Lou Conte, Alonzo King (Lines Dance Company), Margo Sappington, Jiri Killian (Netherlands Dance Company, Ohad Nahirm, Harrison McEldowney, Daniel Ezralow, Randy Duncan, David Parsons, and Kevin O'Day - to name a few.
Christine's additional credits include making an appearance at the "Chicago Bulls" half-time (Hip Hop piece), classical ballets such as Nutcracker's in Chicago in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Marzipan, and Chinese, Coppelia as Swan Hilda, the Civic Ballet of Chicago Tango's (choreographed by the late Larry Long), and the Lyric Opera House Chicago (Aida and Mid Summers Marriage as a Principal dancer).
Christine taught at the Gulf Shore Ballet (Ft. Myers, FL), The Robin Dawn Dance Academy (Cape Coral, FL), and Faughburg Ballet (Chicago, Il. and Naples FL). Christine also choreographed and preformed with the Florida Repertory Theatre in "A Soldier's Tale". Choreographed for Grand Prix (Atlanta, GA).
Christine was also a fitness trainer teaching Ballet Sculpt at the Omni Fitness Club of Fort Myers, Florida (2001-2003), and the Gold Coast Multiplex of Chicago (2004). As of June 2011, Christine earned her Basic Instructor certification for Zumba Fitness.