Photo by: Jeff-Cravotta 

Christina LaForgia

Summerville, SC
Dancing Since:
Age 11
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre:
Favorite thing about Charlotte is:
It’s a versatile and modern city yet it still has its special Southern charm
Favorite Charlotte restaurant/menu item:
The Penguin – Polly Prince black bean burger
Never miss an episode of:
Toddlers and Tiaras
If I weren’t dancing I’d be:
A zookeeper  

Christina started dancing at the age of 11 in Summerville, SC under the tutelage of Terry-Ellen Shields at the Classical Ballet Centre. After spending 3 years there, Christina went off to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. While spending the next 3 years at UNCSA she studied under Nina Danilova, Warren Conover, Fanchon Cordell, Nigel Burley and Ethan Stiefel. Upon graduating from UNCSA, Christina spent a year in the graduate program and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre studying under Marjie Grundvig, Dennis Marshall and Janet Popeleski. Christina has spent her summers at Houston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre NYC, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and North Carolina Dance Theatre.  Christina spent the 2011-2012 Season in NC Dance Theatre 2.