Chrissie is originally from Orange County, California. She has studied various dance forms, including a semester abroad in Ghana where she studied West African dance. She has danced in numerous concert and television performances throughout Southern California and danced with Contradiction Dance for its 2010-2011 season in Washington DC. Teaching is a great passion for Chrissie as she worked at the National Dance Education Organization assisting in national dance platforms. She has taught at the Joffrey Ballet School and Maryland Youth ballet and has her MA in Dance Education from NYU. Chrissie is certified in the American Ballet Theater curriculum and currently teaches high school dance. She started aerial over two years ago and enjoys the challenges it brings to her life. In her spare time, Chrissie enjoys reading and spending time with her niece and nephews.