Christine Dilsaver

Dance Instructor

Christine Dilsaver solely trained in classical ballet at Civic Dance Center in Bakersfield, California since the age of four. While at the studio, Christine participated in numerous classical ballet productions including, but not limited to, Coppelia, Graduation Ball, and Daphnis and Chloe. She had the honor of participating in The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of The Nutcracker for eleven years. Christine was part of The Bakersfield Regional Ballet Company where she was invited to attend numerous master classes. She is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture and a Dance Minor. As a student at Cal Poly, Christine trained extensively in classical ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, tap, and ballroom, focusing on dance composition and choreography. She studied cultural influences on dance in America as well as American musical theater. Christine spent a full year researching and experimenting with the relationship between dance and the landscape and was highly motivated by the works of Lawrence and Anna Halprin. In the midst of her studies, Christine attended and taught at The Academy of Dance in San Luis Obispo. For three years she was part of the teaching faculty at The City Performing Arts Academy in Visalia, California. She was pleased to be a part of The City Company for two of those years producing choreography that received numerous recognitions. She spent one year working for Elite Dance Academy in Visalia, California where she also had the opportunity to produce choreography for their Elite Competition Team. Christine has been honored to also teach the advanced ballet program at The Dance Company in Kingsburg, California. Christine shows great dedication to helping her students learn and develop. She has a passion and a deep appreciation for dance as an art and desires to create a sense of movement, creativity, and individuality.