Lorraine Christen, a Mobile, Ala. native, began dancing as a child at the prestigious Sheffield School of the Dance where she studied ballet, tap and jazz through her early teen years. As an adult, she continued to pursue her love of dance while honing her skills as a marketing and communications professional, and worked as a substitute teacher and marketing director for a 400-student dance academy in Orlando. While in Orlando, she assisted at Urban Jamm Dance Convention, studied acting at the famed Arts-Sake Acting Studio and worked behind the scenes for various music artists. She's had the pleasure of taking class from many of the industry's best choreographers /instructors including the late Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Cris Judd, Stephen 'Twitch” Boss, Alex Magno, among many others. Lorraine is also a certified Pilates and Barre instructor and is pursuing a certification from the National Dance Education Organization to further her dance instruction training. She is a passionate advocate for the arts and serves on the Board of Directors for the Emerald Coast Theatre Company. Her mission is to create an inspired environment for dancers to thrive and discover their own artistic vision.