2084 Beacon Manor Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 • (239) 945-2944

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.

Christine's Professional Career

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Private Lessons
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).

Professional Teaching

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.

"The smolderingly, supple, sinuous Arabian Dance was exquisitely executed by Gulfshore Ballet teacher Christine Carrillo."
Marsha Wagner
The Islander

Christine Carrillo and Josef Patrick are breathtakingly smooth in their young love duet, "Softly As I Leave You."
Lynn Voedisch
Chicago Sun-Times
Christine Carrillo and Geoff Myers in "The 40's" by Lou Conte. Defying gravity with grace and high voltage... Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is a triumph... a definite must see."
ABC7/WLS TV, Chicago
"It's a play, a dance and a symphony all rolled into one," said Fort Myers dancer Christine Carrillo who choreographed the dances and performs as a princess ballerina in the program. "The collaboration of all three together is extremely exciting." The News-Press
Civic Ballet of Chicago
Jae Hoon and Christine Carrillo as the Snow Queen in Nutcracker
Christine Carrillo, Ron De Jesus and Alberto Arias in Margo Sappington's "Cobras in the Moonlight"
Streets of Dreams
Hubbard Street Dance Company dancer Christine Carrillo goes through her stretching routine. Daily Southtown
Nacho Duato "Jardi Tancat"
Christine Carrillo & Ron De Jesus
Twyla Tharp's "Sinatra's Songs"
Christine Carrillo and Ron De Jesus
Margo Sappington's "Mirage"
Christine Carrillo and Josef Patrick
Fancy Footwork
Christine Carrillo (center) and Joseph Mooradian (left), both of Hubbard Street Dance, practice with choreographer Randy Duncan at the Joffrey Ballet/Chicago studios for Dance For Life Project.
Windy City Times