If you read our blog on a regular basis, you will notice that Christine Kern from Erie, Pennsylvania, is not one of our typical dancers of the month. She is a 50-year-old freelance writer, editor, and educator as well as being a musician and a dancer. She spent almost 20 years teaching history in higher education before turning to freelancing. She also works as a legal assistant part-time. She is married and they have a clouder of cats (5 in all), so they call their home The Menagerie. She says that she has a wicked but subtle wit. Christine is also an empath and healer. She says her life, like dance, is full of complexity and expression.
Christine has always loved to dance, and when she was a child of 4, all she wanted to be in life was a dancer, figure skater, or gymnast. At 6 years old, she took her first formal dance class – a ballet class – with a roomful of nasty, wealthy girls who body shamed her so badly that she never returned to dance as a child. Though she continued to dance at weddings and parties and clubs, she was convinced that she did not have (more…)