272 Southwest Dr.
Jonesboro, AR 72401
CALL US: 870-932-2377 or 870-761-0533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Studio Arkansas - Teachers
Ms. Christie has taught dance for 45 years. She is a member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Southern Association of Dance Masters. She is certified in tap, ballet and Jazz. She has won National Dance Awards throughout the US and has been trained by many well-known professional teachers from across the country.
Her students have competed and performed all over the US, from Las Vegas to New York City, creating a very well known and respected reputation for the studio. Some of them are now performing on Broadway in Wicked and the Elf Ms. Christie herself has performed in numerous shows which include: Follies 1985 - Ed Sullivan Theater, New York City, NY; Ted Mack Show - New York City, NY; Channel 13 TV WHBQ / Quitie Dance (3 years) - Memphis, TN; and Radio City Music Hall - New York City, NY.
Tanner Wilson has been dancing since age 9. He is proud to take on a teaching position at Christie McNeill's Dance Studio in Jonesboro AR. He has trained under Cherie Bower, Lynne Kurdziel Formato, Linda Sabo, Christie McNeill, and Chali Jennings. With a strong background in multiple styles of dance (Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Tap) and Musical Theatre training (Elon University) he has worked and performed in many venues all across the country. Some of his theatre credits include White Christmas, She Loves Me, Hair, RENT, FAME, and R&H's Cinderella. He also competed with CMDS for ten years earning top placing awards across the USA. His most recent credits include playing Neleus in Ogunquit Payhouse's Production of "Mary Poppins" and the Broadway National Tour of "Elf"!
Claudia Raffo is a teacher for CMDS staff. She grew up taking dance in Mississippi and moved to the Jonesboro area 6 years ago. She teaches students 3-18 years of age in tap, jazz and ballet. She is a outstanding dancer and has won many competition through the US. She has been training student for competition this year.She will be teaching next year and attending Arkansas State University in the fall. Claudia is also a Red Wolves Dancer for ASU.
© 2013 Christie McNeill Dance Studio. All Rights Reserved.
If you are looking to learn dance in the Jonesboro area, contact us today to see the class schedule.
Christie McNeill Dance Studio uses professional dancing instructors to bring out the professional dancer in you with dance classes in Jonesboro AR.
Outstanding choreographer, she is now living in Athens, Greece and she is the top choreographer of that area. Chali comes twice a year and works with our students.
Chali Jennings is an outstanding performer and wonderful choreographer. Recently aired on Disney Channel in “That’s So Raven”, she will be on their new television series throughout the year. Chali was also a dancer for Justin Timberlake on the CBS “Victoria Secret Fashion Show”. Other known film and TV credits include Blue Collar Comedy-UPN, and national commercials for Puma, Clairol, Service Masters, Sherwin Williams, Goodyear, FedEx, and Libertyland. Chali also performed at the 33rd Annual Country Music Awards, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Special on CBS, Opryland USA, and on NBC’s “Days of Out Lives”. She has danced in many Las Vegas shows including dance captain for Las Vegas Nights and been on stage with Big and Rich, The Judds, and danced on the Haunted Mansion Dance Video. Other theatre and stage appearances include Maroon 5/Paul Oakenfold, Crystal Method, and the Gloria Gaynor Promo Tour. Her choreography credits include PepsiCo Quaker Oats national commercial, Grazin In the Grass music video, E+ Productions Industrial/Corporate Event Guest Choreography, and the ’07 Grammy After Party Choreo Opening for Chaka Khan/Kool & the Gang. In addition, Chali is on faculty with the Hollywood Vibe Dance Convention and a World Famous USC Song Girl Choreographer. She has also choreographed for Miss Arkansas ’98 and Miss Teen ’98. Besides the above mentioned credits, Chali has several radio credits to her name. One of which is Head of Promotions at the Millennium Dance Complex. A few other radio achievements include KBIG/HOT 92/Rage Dancer with Clear Channel and 107.5 Kiss FM Street Surfer with Flynn Broadcasting. Chali has taught at the Memphis House of Dance and is currently teaching in Los Angeles, CA and throughout Arkansas as a Dance Team Choreographer.
Caroline is very excited to join the Christie McNeil Dance Studio team for the fall of 2015!She trained in the Cecchetti method of classical ballet in Topeka, Kansas where she danced in various roles in Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and other modern and original ballets.
She also danced competitively in jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary, and on high school dance
teams in Kansas and Benton, Arkansas. She is currently a third year staff member and head instructor at Universal Dance Association (UDA) and is on the Red Wolves Dance team at Arkansas State University where she is working on a degree in biology.
Erica , Has taken dance classes at Christie McNeill Dance Studio since she was 2 years old. She has competed in different dance competition throughout the US. She has taught dance for the last 9 years. She's one of Christie's granddaughter .
Aspen has grown up dancing for Miss. Christie since she was 3 years old. While under her instruction she learned all styles of dance including, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop. Aspen enjoys working with children and teaching them to love dance just like Miss. Christie taught her to love dance.